Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dialog Boxes do not appear for certain programs

27 Jan 2012   #1
Cornshot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Dialog Boxes do not appear for certain programs

For the past couple of months, I've noticed that dialog boxes (For Save as, Open, Error messages, ect) are not appearing. The window will go unfocused for a second but the dialog box never appears. This has only been happening with certain programs such as Microsoft Office, Steam, and Musenotes (Although there are many others too) while other programs such as notepad are working completely fine.
All of the solutions I've found either have to do with AutoCad (Which I don't have) or the dialog box simply appearing off screen (None of the solutions work)
I would be immensely appreciative if someone could shed some light on this problem.

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Jan 2012   #2
Azo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Although this answer might sound to lame/obvious, did you scan your system for malware presence?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2012   #3
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jan 2012   #4
Cornshot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for responding.

I tried SFC /Scannow and it found no violations.

I have been scanning my computer with Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG (Yes I know I shouldn't be running two different scanners) and nothing has turned up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2012   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You might be better with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. They seem to be recommended by most in the forum. The links are in my signature. It never hurts to use more than one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2012   #6
Azo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cornshot View Post
Yes I know I shouldn't be running two different scanners...
Maybe that's the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2012   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Two on demand scanners don't cause any problems but you shouldn't use more than one real time AV.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Dialog Boxes do not appear for certain programs




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Mystery dialog boxes on desktop
Over the last few weeks blank dialog boxes pop up on my desktop. They can only be dismissed by clicking on one or other of the buttons. The close box (top right) does nothing. Bitdefender and Malwarebytes show my system clean but I worry something is not right with this. I have attached a...
General Discussion
Some users, not all, have large dialog boxes.
I maintain a computer that has six user accounts. I also am setting up a inactivity screensaver on the users. When I right click DESKTOP.....PERSONALIZATION.......SCREENSAVER the screensaver property box opensand I select the screensaver desired and adjust the settings. I then click on APPLY to...
General Discussion
Dialog Boxes Focusing Behind All
Since Win7, I've noticed that all of my timed system events configured to pop up reminders or Microsoft Office Calendar events always pop up in the background. Usually, I have sound on, so I can here the Windows notice, but not always. Also, I have dual screens that I keep pretty busy! Is...
General Discussion
folder dialog boxes
Some how I have problems with folder dialog boxes. I can enlarge some, but not others. I find a box that will expand, click the make all folders like that but somehow some folders do not become adjustable? What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Lou:confused:
General Discussion
A small problem w/ dialog boxes
Well, the problem that I'm experiencing isn't that big of a deal, but it is bugging me, so I decided to get it fixed. I've been looking everywhere (even in 2 languages) how to fix it, but I didn't find the solution, so I'm posting a thread here. So, when I'm dragging a window (you know, the...
General Discussion
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...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:06.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App