[Virtualacorn-list] White Screen of death or constant hour glass

Chris Newman cvjazz at waitrose.com
Sat Jul 9 09:57:39 BST 2016

In article <86de34976907213952feffea60b8dd35 at wingsandbeaks.org.uk>,
   Jeremy Nicoll - ml VA <jn.ml.vac.83 at wingsandbeaks.org.uk> wrote:
> On 2016-07-06 17:22, Chris Newman wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > I have a Lenovo E50-70 RISCBook Windows 7 -64 bit from RComp.
> > It runs  Virtual Acorn Adjust 4.39  Strong Arm.
> > Often, when I shut down VA & return to Windows, I get a constant hour 
> > glass &
> > the pointer is completely unresponsive ie no folders, files or programs 
> > will
> > open. I have to shut VA with the task manager &usually don't get 
> > control of
> > the Windows side back.
> > 
> > Also, sometimes, while using VA it suddenly goes into a window which is
> > completely white & I have to close with the Task manager.
> > 
> > Andrew suggested stopping the CD player from the VA side as they are
> > sometimes troublesome. Done that. No joy I'm afraid.
> > 
> > All the programmes I have on this machine I've used on other instances 
> > of VA
> > without any problems so I don't think there is a clash there.
> > 
> > Has anyone ever experienced this or know the cause?

> Do you run VA full-screen, or in a window?

Both, depending.

> If full-screen, does your antivirus/malware software have a 'game mode' 
> where it
> accomodates apps that are running full-screen... and if so does it treat 
> VA that way?

> If you run VA in a window, does the Windows stuff happening outwith the 
> VA window also
> go all-white, or does it still work?

> After you've had one of these VA shutdown problems, if you look back in 
> the eventlogs,
> is there nothing indicated?

> Are your graphics card drivers uptodate?   Or have they been updated 
> recently and the
> problem only just started?

Thanks for that, Jeremy. I've just put Windows 10 on my little netbook so as
soon as I've got that sorted & working as I want, I'll work through your
suggestions on the Lenovo.


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