I have been trying to find a solution to my problem that arised about 2 weeks ago. I am using cycles for a project and always utilize my GPU to render and also in render preview (Shift - Z). However as of 2 weeks ago (nothing has changed on my computer or anything) when I enter render preview mode I lose the UI to a black screen surrounding my 3d viewport window. I can hover the mouse over these panes and click to have them visable again but then lose them once I move the camera view around.
I have seen that people have had similar problems and one suggestions was change “windows draw method to “Full””, this did not work for me and now causes blender to instantly crash upon entering render preview mode.
I5-3570k Quad Core 3.4GHZ
MSI GTX 1080 8GB Video Card
32GB of DDR4 Ram
880 Watt Platinum Power supply
Not sure what is going on, but I am dying to find out a solution. When I switch to CPU it works fine however as expected its just a lot slower to render. I have checked video card and its appears to be operating fine and I am getting no pop ups or indication there is an internal failure. Also the problem only exists in Blender…no other games or programs are affected. I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers, I have even tried reverting back to old drivers for the GPU…no change. Anyone out there with any advice I am all ears!!
Thank you in advance.