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Windows 7: Blacked out forms

22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 PRO
 
 
Blacked out forms

Recently I am finding blacked out pages. They show up on items like HELP flyouts where the active screen is all black. Also happened on activation pages for software
and the opening screen on Corel Draw X5.
is this caused by Aero or something gone wrong with display?

It happens only on interactive things where typing or clicking is involved.

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22 Jan 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Can you post a screenshot of it so we can see it.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
&
Please fill in system specs.
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049

Thanks Jerry
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 PRO
 
 

Here's the index from spybot.


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22 Jan 2011   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you using a 3rd party custom theme?
I see the text in the list is bold to I checked mine & it not that bold.
I am not sure what is going on maybe someone
else will check this thread.
Jerry
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22 Jan 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums ozman. This is usually related to 3rd party themes. Try this:

Right click on desktop> Personalize> Window color at bottom> Advanced appearance settings

Try the Application background

Name:  App.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  56.9 KB

OR, if no help, perhaps the Window

Name:  Win.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  56.2 KB

Note your original settings so you can change back if no help. Let us know. A Guy


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22 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 PRO
 
 

Tried Application, Window and rebooted but no change.
I had the slider set to full strength on window colors and moved it to full transparency but nothing changed there either.
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22 Jan 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sounds like some of the appearance items in system advanced have been unchecked if transparency isn't working properly.
The first thing I would do though it just pull up personalization and try setting it back to the default win 7 theme.
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23 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 PRO
 
 

I clicked basic Windows 7 theme which looked like what I normally have but the Color and Appearance panel
seems to have a mind of its own.
At present the Inactive Window, Active Window and Message box have blank check boxes at top right.
Firefox crashed and won't restart. Spybot Help Index still solid black.

is there are a 'normal' regimen for this panel?
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23 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Did you install a 3rd party theme? I'd suggest running the System File Checker and return your Windows to it's correct state:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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23 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 PRO
 
 
thanks to all who replied

I've never knowingly installed any third party ware other than Webshots and have no idea where this black square mess originated.
Trying to adjust Aero just got worse so I used Restore to go back and have been downloading lost stuff ever since.
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