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Windows 7: Buttons, drop down menus & other misc things are blank

24 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ulmtimate 64bit
 
 
Buttons, drop down menus & other misc things are blank

Ok... Here is my situation.

On my fiends computer, which is running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, any button (Yes, No, Next, Cancel) or drop down menu is blank. In addition to that, some windows will open in some pretty wacky ways.

Here is the direct scenario of how I discovered this...

I was there to repair the installation of Google Chrome (Just uninstalled and reinstalled) and while I was doing so I noticed the the buttons in the installer window were blank. They were they and functional...but completely empty along with some text that should of been within the window (License Agreement and what not). This was the case with anything I did that brought me to a window with buttons. I installed Adobe Acrobat, CCleaner and Malwarebytes...all the same problem.

I figured it may be a problem with the GFX drivers, so I downloaded and tried to install the latest drivers. This is when I ran into windows opening up in some wack proportions. Either EXTREMELY short and wide...like it took a ton of clicking and dragging to pull the portion of the window in view so i could close it.

Any ideas at all as to what would be causing this??

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24 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ulmtimate 64bit
 
 

Bump... Anyone ?
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24 Feb 2011   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi there
do you mean the context menu on the desktop?
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24 Feb 2011   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Perform a SFC Scan

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time

3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Windows 7 DVD for this process to continue

4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.

more information here How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7


ALSO LOOK AT BRINKS TUTORIAL HERE How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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24 Feb 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into Safe Mode to run a full updated Malwarebytes scan.

What were the results of SFC scan? If necessary run it from System Recovery Options
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
You may need to run it more than once.

Run through these other troubleshooting steps: Computer lags every couple seconds
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24 Feb 2011   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into Safe Mode to run a full updated Malwarebytes scan.

What were the results of SFC scan? If necessary run it from System Recovery Options
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
You may need to run it more than once.

Run through these other troubleshooting steps: Computer lags every couple seconds
thanks gregrocker hope you doing ok
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24 Feb 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Doin good, Brian. Good call on SFC.
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24 Feb 2011   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Doin good, Brian. Good call on SFC.
yeah im doin fine.
thanks for putting over repeating the scan several times you can be surprised what windows finds sometimes.
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24 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ulmtimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the help broskis.. I'll let you know if this worked for my friend!
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24 Feb 2011   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
Thanks for the help broskis.. I'll let you know if this worked for my friend!
no problem remember to run the scan several times
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