A few weeks ago, some strange stuff started happening while I was talking to friends.
- After about 10 to 15 minutes, any images, including smileys and advertisements, were replaced with plain white boxes with a small red X in the corner.
- When someone started an IM session with me, the box would pop up but I could not see any text in it. I also could not click inside the text box to type anything. This happened when people would IM me, and when I tried to start a new IM session, but only after a couple of minutes of using AIM.
- Whenever I tried to open a settings box, a buddy info window...etc, the box that came up would be corrupt, meaning I could see the outline, but it only displayed a distorted rendition of what was behind it (IE my background), and got worse when I tried to drag it.
All of these problems can be temporarily resolved by exiting AIM completely and relaunching it, but I am always doomed to suffer the same fate after about 10 minutes.
I tried downgrading to the version of AIM just before AIM Triton was released, and it seemed to work better, however the issue with people IMing me (see bullet #2 above), still happened after about 10 minutes of chatting.
I've tried uninstalling and re-installing several times, but nothing works, and I'm going crazy. How the heck can I solve this problem? What's wrong with my computer?