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Try completely uninstalling and reinstalling. Especially delete the SecondLife folder in your user directory, for instance under Windows Vista/7 it is in C:\Users\<Your Windows username>\AddData\Roaming\SecondLife (The AppData folder might be hidden depending on your Windows Explorer Settings). Also clear the cache completely.

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Try completely uninstalling and reinstalling. Especially delete the SecondLife folder in your user directory, for instance under Windows Vista/7 it is in C:\Users\<Your Windows username>\AddData\Roaming\SecondLife (The AppData folder might be hidden depending on your Windows Explorer Settings). Also clear the cache completely.

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Hello Warh. You should clear your cache manually:

(XP) - C: \ Documents and Settings \ (USER NAME) - Application Data \ SecondLife and
C: \ Documents and Settings \ (USER NAME)\ Local Settings \ Application Data \ Second Life

(Vista) and (Win 7) - C: \ Users \ (USER NAME) \ AppData \ Roaming \ SecondLife and
C: \ Users \ (USER NAME) \ ApplData \ Local \ Secondlife

Delete everything in those folders and restart first your computer and after the program. Usually the folder Appdata is a hidden folder. (Windows Tools \ Folder Options \ View & enable Show Hidden Files/Folders)

I underline that if you have more that 1 viewers installed in your computer, you must to do it for all following the same paths in your hard disk.

For example C: \ Users \ (USER NAME) \ ApplData \ Local \ PhoenixViewer

Good luck.

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What graphics card do you have?

Make sure you have updated the drivers from the official website and not relied on the windows updater to do it.

NVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

ATI: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx  - Unless you have a Mobility Radeon card, in which case Nyll will be along shortly to tell you where to do that lol :)

 

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The recommended solutions to this issue are what the others have suggested.

@Peewee LOL

Yes, updating the graphics card driver has been mentioned before as a possible solution if removing the AppData Second Life folder fails.

So here is my GPU driver replacement thingy:

To find out what graphics card you have:

Select Start Menu > Run

In the command box type dxdiag and press ok

Click the Display tab in the window that opens

The top line under the section Device should give you the graphics card manufacturer and card series

 If you have a desktop with AMD (ATI) or Nvidia graphics card, use these links:

NVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?

AMD/ATI: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.​aspx

 Input the details of your card or use Nvidia's auto detect utility if a Nvidia card. AMD/ATI's auto detect utility is still in beta and due out soon.

You do not have to uninstall Nvidia drivers before installing new ones but you do with AMD drivers. However, it's very simple and AMD provide helpful videos on that link.

If you have an Intel integrated chipset, use this link http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/graphics

If you have a notebook, you may need to download an updated driver from the notebook manufacturer's website. depending on the card. For AMD Mobility cards in laptops. refer to the links on this page http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/737-280​41SupportforATIMobility.aspx

Foe Nvidia cards in notebooks, Nvidia provide drivers from this link http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_drivers.html

Torley Linden also came up with an interesting idea in this thread but I've never seen that mentioned anywhere else as a solution. http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Viewer-2-0-General/Initializing-VFS/td-p/340283

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