I have edited this posting quite a few times today. There is plenty in here. Please do not respond until you have considered the paragraph which starts ‘Later…’.
I have another idea. You mentioned earlier that the problem is unlikely to be related to my GPU. A few days ago I introduced a tenth Layout page, which contains 3 Details, each with a Rendered image. I have had frequent failures when trying to print that page via PDFCreator. Rhino simply closes midway through the print process. I have attached an image from such an attempt. The progress bars advanced slightly after the image, then Rhino closed. I have restarted many times, even after closing some other applications, but it will not print. I have managed to print the page a couple of times in recent days. For the record, Page 9 contains 7 Details, each with a Rendered image, and it prints via PDFCreator with no problems. Observation suggests that Page 9 has more content and is more work for Rhino to print, as it takes longer to produce than Page 10 takes when it is successful.
I copied Page 10 to create Page 11. I then deleted one of the Details from Page 11. It printed successfully via PDFCreator. I then tried to print Page 10 with all 3 Details. It started, but then Rhino closed again.
Could I have other resource issues which are resulting in this and the black objects? I know that the PC is old and slow. I am looking to replace it. Just a thought.
I found something useful… Is it time to take option 3 in the NVIDIA page below?
The description for Event ID 1 from source NVIDIA OpenGL Driver cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
**The following information was included with the event: **
A TDR has been detected.
The application must close.
Error code: 7
** (pid=9812 tid=3880 rhino.exe 64bit)**
Visit http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3633 for more information.
There was no TdrDelay key, so I created it. I tried values 3, 5, 8 and 10 with Windows Restart after each change. I also tried QWORD instead of DWORD. Page 10 still failed with each setting. Does this ring any bells with you?
The link below suggests that the TDR value can be set via the NVIDIA control panel. However, my old GeForce 555M Control Panel does not have that facility. That suggests to me that TDR override capability exists only on later GPU models. That could be the cause of my troubles. New PC?
My GeForce 555M Control Panel…
Later… At around 3:31 pm, the black problem occurred again. I have attached another image of the event log below. There is no reported error, so it seems that the original black problem is not related to the printing problem. I am interested in your thoughts.