Lightroom: Adjustment Brush or Graduated Filter cause top part of window to 'disappear'

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Whenever I attempt to use the graduated filter or adjustment brush, the top part of Lightroom gets 'blocked' by a gray overlay. It only goes away if I unmaximize and remaximize the window.

I have posted a screenshot of this here: http://i.imgur.com/eVrvR.jpg

Anyone else have this problem? Is this a known problem? I couldn't find a solution for this.

I'm running Lightroom 3.4, 64 bit on Windows 7 64-bit.

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mendhak

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Posted 7 years ago

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Lee Jay

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I would update your video card driver, first.
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mendhak

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Hi, thanks for the reply.

I've already got latest Windows updates and driver updates too. I've also updated to Lightroom 3.5, this problem hasn't gone away.

I should mention my specs:
CPU: i7 2600K @ 4.2 GHz
RAM: 8GB
Graphics: NVidia GTX 580
HDD: 500 GB
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Lee Jay

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Everyone I've heard of that's had this type of problem has had it solved by a video driver update.

I'm using an i7-2720QM and an NVidia GT555M on LR 3.5, and I don't have this problem.

Maybe your overclocking is the problem?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Did you get your video driver from Windows update or from nVidia direct? I'd try the latter.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Victoria is correct. Go directly to the nVidia website and get the driver direct from nVidia. Windows Update will not get you the latest driver.
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mendhak

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Hi, good point, it's from Windows update. I'll try NVidia directly and see how it goes.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks. Let us know what driver you try from nVidia and if that fixes the issue.
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mendhak

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So I've done some testing and it looks alright now. I hope it doesn't come back, if it does, may need more digging/investigation.

I previously had the drivers from Windows Update. I uninstalled that and installed the drivers from NVidia's website instead.

Version: 8.17.12.8026
Link: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-win...

I've also confirmed that the overclocking wasn't the culprit, as I reset the CPU back to its stock speed but the problem persisted.

Thanks to everyone who posted.