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Windows 7: mmc windows display problem

17 Jan 2012   #1

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
mmc windows display problem

this is a problem i noticed since my latest build a few months ago - i keep meaning to post about it here, but just haven't got around to it yet.

anyway, when i try to resize my MMC windows, such as services or disk management, they do not display properly.

sometimes the services window 'repairs' itself if i minimise then restore, but my disk mgmt window doesn't.

any one else have this problem, and/or know of a fix?

i've tried sfc, not sure what to do now...everything else seems to run fine - it's only these windows that are 'corrupted' if i try to resize them.



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17 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mickey,

It looks like it may be some sort graphical issue possibly caused by corrupted video drivers. You might see if uninstalling your video drivers completely, then reinstalling them may help.
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17 Jan 2012   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for the suggestion shawn, but it didn't work.

i've had three or four different drivers since noticing this problem a few months ago - it's most odd that the glitch only occur in these programs when i resize the windows and nowhere else.

i've tried sfc /scannow, uninstalling my custom uxthemes, uninstalling graphics drivers, installing all the optional windows updates...

it's not a serious problem, as i rarely alter my services any more and i have other software to mess with partitions, but it's troubling having a problem and not knowing how to solve it - especially as i have access to all the great minds here at sevenforums!
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17 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

To me it looks like another case of corrupted windows files. Do you have a disc image to revert to ?
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17 Jan 2012   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks, but if i had corrupted windows files, wouldn't sfc /scannow have found them?

the problem started right after a clean install of a slipstreamed sp1 on a new machine. i don't really want to do a fresh reinstall just for this little problemette.

i was hoping somebody would know exactly waht the problem was and suggested a quick'n'easy fix.

dream on, mickey....
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17 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I don't really want to do a fresh reinstall just for this little problemette.

Why not, it`s fun.
Maybe it`s something to do with the disc you used.
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17 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mickey,

Does it do this in any other user account to see if it may just be something wrong in your account?
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18 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Author

This doesn't solve your glitch, but it may be a work-around.

Have you tried the "Author" option (you can set views, starting location and window size).
Name:  MMC Author.png
Views: 5
Size:  12.4 KB
I hate the way the "mmc" always starts so small, so I've "authored" mine.


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18 Jan 2012   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks shawn, the problem wasn't there with a new account. time to investigate a bit more...

helen, how do you do the authoring thing? if i can open the windows at a larger size, that could be a good workaround. i've searched here for 'author context', but no useful results.
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18 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Helen?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
helen, how do you do the authoring thing? if i can open the windows at a larger size, that could be a good workaround. i've searched here for 'author context', but no useful results.
Helen?
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I use "Computer Management".

1 - Search for "Computer Management".
2 - Right click on the icon.
3 - Choose "Author".
mmc windows display problem-computer-mangement-author.png
4 - Load the modules that you want.
Name:  Computer Management 2.png
Views: 15
Size:  51.2 KB
5 - Configure them (e.g. columns, width, etc.).
6 - Resize the main window (e.g. maximize).
7 - Choose "Save As" from the "File" menu and enter a name.
Name:  Computer Management 3.png
Views: 15
Size:  50.7 KB
8 - Create a shortcut to your new "Computer Management" console (for easy access).
9 - Pin it to your "Start Menu" or "Taskbar" (see the first picture above. I have pinned it to position 1).


The procedure is basically the same for "mmc.exe".
There is no "Author" option for "mmc.exe".
Simply run it and configure it the way you want and then choose "Save As" and name it.


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