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Windows 7: Text drops out of dialog boxes


29 Jul 2010   #1

Windows Vista
 
 
Text drops out of dialog boxes

For some reason, the text is not showing up in the dialog boxes, which makes it impossible to download software unless you have a VERY good memory about where the "Next" button is. The buttons show, but absolutely no text. Anyone had this problem? Is it the registry? A driver? It just started when I booted up.

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29 Jul 2010   #2

Windows Vista
 
 
Text dropped out of dialog boxes

For some reason, the dialog boxes are no longer showing text, just the buttons. Can someone tell me why? I uninstalled and reinstalled Java and JRE, but that didn't work. I tried all the personalization stuff, and that didn't work. I can't figure out why this would happen, since nothing new occurred. Anyone experience this?
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29 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before the troubles began.

System Restore
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29 Jul 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Momballet View Post
For some reason, the text is not showing up in the dialog boxes, which makes it impossible to download software unless you have a VERY good memory about where the "Next" button is. The buttons show, but absolutely no text. Anyone had this problem? Is it the registry? A driver? It just started when I booted up.
Generally speaking it isnt a good idea to make duplicate posts with the same problem. It divides the possible responses and gets confusing for those answering. Just a fyi for the future.
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29 Jul 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Momballet View Post
For some reason, the dialog boxes are no longer showing text, just the buttons. Can someone tell me why? I uninstalled and reinstalled Java and JRE, but that didn't work. I tried all the personalization stuff, and that didn't work. I can't figure out why this would happen, since nothing new occurred. Anyone experience this?
Is this in one specific browser only? does it do the same thing when you boot in safe mode?

Do you by chance have a backup from before the problem started that we can restore from?

Do you have a win 7 dvd (working) to do a repair install from?

Ken
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29 Jul 2010   #6

Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks and sorry for the duplication. I got a message that said where I first posted wasn't live any longer, so I ended up switching to general discussion.

The problem with a system restore is that I have no text in the dialog boxes that talk you through it. It's a catch-22.

Yes, it's a problem over both IE and Firefox, which I tried to download as a workaround. But when even Avira Antivirus status reports have no type, I'm kind of at a loss. It's really annoying.
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29 Jul 2010   #7

Windows Vista
 
 

Oh, and yes, it appears in safe mode, and no the laptop came bundled, so no Win 7 dvd.
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