Solved Google Earth shows yellow outline of my country only

June 10, 2012 at 00:23:42
Specs: Windows XP
I went to open Google Earth, it just shows a yellow line outlining the whole of Australia and other countries as well,. If I zoom in I see the whole country as it should be - same for the rest of the world. But when I want to look for roads and cities the map goes into a blue hue colour and nothing shows up. I have deleted the program and tried all the versions of Google earth and I get the same result - I cant see the streets or the country etc

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June 21, 2012 at 09:21:17
I have the same problem here. But only with the directx version. If I run the opengl version, it runs perfectly. I have reinstal directx and updated the graphic driver. Don´t know what to do to fix this isue. Some help?


#1
June 10, 2012 at 04:11:32
I will download it know to see if it happens on my computer.

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#2
June 10, 2012 at 04:14:36
My version works fine, what do you mean by delete, did you uninstall it properly?

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#3
June 10, 2012 at 10:37:24
I deleted Google Earth from my computer from the program files in the MY COMPUTER section and from the ADD/REMOVE programs. I reinstalled it about two hours ago and the same things happens. I just get a yellow outline of every country , yet when I zoom in the whole country I am looking at appears. Then when I zoom in further , the map chnages to a blueish colour and thats it - nothing at all. Just wondering if I am running low on RAM or what as this has never happened since Google Earth was first released.

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#4
June 10, 2012 at 16:58:26
Just to say that you should always, as first step, uninstall programs from Add/Remove.
Afterwards, if there is anything left behind in Program Files it is fine to delete it. It's just that from #3 it sounded as if you had done it the wrong way around.

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#5
June 10, 2012 at 22:29:15
I`ll reinstall it and see what happens. If I get the same problem again, then I am at a loss as to where to go from here. I appreciate all the advice and help to date, and will let you kowwhat happend after I have reinstalled the program.

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#6
June 10, 2012 at 22:41:50
I actually deleted google earth first from the ADD/DELETE section then went into program files and deleted the files afterwards. I will be reinstalling the progrma agin later and see wht happens. If I get the same results as before , then I have no idea wher to go.

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June 21, 2012 at 09:21:17
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I have the same problem here. But only with the directx version. If I run the opengl version, it runs perfectly. I have reinstal directx and updated the graphic driver. Don´t know what to do to fix this isue. Some help?

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#8
June 21, 2012 at 10:51:58
Petef & aacores.

What part of the world are you from?

Just wondering if that has any bearing on the problem.

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#9
June 21, 2012 at 20:13:29
Hi Derek I am in Perth , Western Australia. Have been using Google Earth since was first released and never had any problem with this until I made my first post back on the 10th June. It wont run in DirectX mode . Its fine in "open mode" and even when it first comes on the monitor, it shows the earth as a bright white with a yellow outline of Australia and all other countries around the world. However once I zoom in and the whole of Australia shows up, then its fine and works well for the entire world. Maybe either geting low on RAM or maybe its a graphic card problem ???? But in the meantime I`ll keep running it as is until such time as I need to upgrade my computer. Which will be before the end of this year. Thanks all for the help. Peter.

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#10
June 22, 2012 at 07:19:01
Petel

You could check out DirectX.

Press the Windows key and R at the same time to get the Run box.
Type dxdiag there and hit Enter key. It should show if there are any issues. If you haven't got the latest version it can be downloaded.

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#11
June 23, 2012 at 20:54:46
Hi Derek. Problem fixed by updating the Directx which I have just download and now Google Earth is working as it should do. Many thanks for you help. Good to know that there are people out there who know how to solves issues such as this.

Cheers and thanks very much

Peter


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#12
June 24, 2012 at 10:12:00
Petef

Glad to have helped and thx for letting us know you got it fixed.

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