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Windows 7: Strange Behaviour - no close, minimize, expand function on startup

30 Dec 2008   #11
Ben

Main: Mac OS 10.5.5; Secondary: Windows 7 (b7000)
 
 

Seems to be random. It's happened in IE, Winamp, WLM, and application installers (.msi and others) so far.


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30 Dec 2008   #12
johngalt

 

minimizing (those that can be minimized) does not help?

Try hitting Win + D (of course, make sure you use the Right key mapped to Windows key ) to minimize all windows, and then bringing it back up and see if it renders correctly - if so, you may have graphics issues....
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30 Dec 2008   #13
Ben

Main: Mac OS 10.5.5; Secondary: Windows 7 (b7000)
 
 

No worries. Next time it does it, I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks
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30 Dec 2008   #14
johngalt

 

Screen caps would be helpful - especially if You can get multiple apps opening and show some apps hosed whilst others are not.
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30 Dec 2008   #15
Ben

Main: Mac OS 10.5.5; Secondary: Windows 7 (b7000)
 
 

Yeah, I'll try do that too
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30 Dec 2008   #16
Ben

Main: Mac OS 10.5.5; Secondary: Windows 7 (b7000)
 
 

Ok, I have come to the conclusion hat it's totally intermittent.
I just got a dialog in WLM (where it had once or twice previously shown no button text), and the buttons are showing correctly.
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30 Dec 2008   #17
johngalt

 

Hmmm - then it has to be related to something else....

How are the temps on the machine?
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30 Dec 2008   #18
Ben

Main: Mac OS 10.5.5; Secondary: Windows 7 (b7000)
 
 

Here's a picture of when it doesn't display button texts.

Machine temperature is average (for a notebook) it seems.
GPU: 52 Celsius
HDD: 35 Celsius
Core 0: 49 Celsius
Core 1: 51 Celsius
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30 Dec 2008   #19
johngalt

 

Something ain't right.

Also, try to capture some time in the future where you have both text on buttons and no text on buttons - if that never happens, then I'd say it was most likely a hardware issue, but i you get mixed then I'd say it was software....

Oh, is your AV / Windows Defender going absolutely crazy when this happens? Could be that the system forgets to paste button text b/c of HD activity, but the Mac has the mouse at a lower IRQ and thus when you click the button it overrides the HD activity....

Again, I ma taking shots in the dark here - I haven't tried W7 on a Mac yet so I cannot say one way or another wth is really going on here.
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30 Dec 2008   #20
Ben

Main: Mac OS 10.5.5; Secondary: Windows 7 (b7000)
 
 

There's never a case where there's one button with and one without in a windows.
Windows Defender is turned off, and no other AV is installed. I tend not to run any when testing beta OSes.

To me, it does seem more like a software issue, as I've never had anything similar on OS X, nor when I was running XP Pro SP3 on the same machine.
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