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Windows 7: Right click/context menu appears invisible, minus the outline

21 Feb 2013   #21
Elwood42

 
 

Okay, my system spec should show in my profile now, take a look, thanks!

I'm just still baffled as it hasn't been a problem for the seven months I had it.

Also in case I missed it, my computer is a desktop, self built.


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21 Feb 2013   #22
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Got you specs, thanks!
I forgot one test to run too, take your time, we'll be here.

Graphics card:
Video Card Stress Test with Furmark

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21 Feb 2013   #23
Elwood42

 
 

To be honest I'd rather not run a GPU stress test on my pc, just in case it causes damage to the parts. While I want to get to the bottom of my issue, it's not severe enough for me to risk damaging the card or causing more issues with my pc. Sorry!
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21 Feb 2013   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I understand your caution, but if you disable these:
Burn-in
Xtreme burn-in
Post FX
It should be ok. If your GPU temp approaches 65C, stop the test.
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21 Feb 2013   #25
Elwood42

 
 

Okay, I am running the rest, what information do you require from it?
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21 Feb 2013   #26
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Look for any anomalies in the donut display, or stuttering. Anomalies like white spots, image not right, etc.
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21 Feb 2013   #27
Elwood42

 
 

Nope, it all seemed to be fine, got up to 45c, but nothing went wrong. How does this help with the context menu issue though? A context menu is hardly graphic heavy, Aero theme or not!
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21 Feb 2013   #28
Elwood42

 
 

And it's now done it with the entire bookmarks drop down menu in firefox. It seems to sporadically change which drop down it effects, and it's beginning to get on my nerves. I was prepared to live with it, but not if it's going to change which drop down it decides to affect!

Also, if I hover over "bookmarks" it doesn't appear. Quickly change to hover over "history" and that drop down appears fine, flick back to hovering over "bookmarks" and nothing, then quickly back to "history" which appears fine, and then back to "bookmarks" and it works again.

In fact, If i change from bookmarks>history>bookmarks>history>bookmarks, it will appear, disappear, then appear again like routine. Seems to suggest there is something more wrong that performance if it only affects one drop down option.
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21 Feb 2013   #29
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It sounds to me like there could be a corrupted system file. Please follow the following instructions exactly.

1. Open the start menu, and select the search bar at the bottom.
2. Type "cmd", when it appears on the menu screen, right-click it, and select "run as administrator." That last part is very important
3. Type "SFC /SCANNOW" (minus the quotation marks).
4. Let the scan run until completion.
5. If integrity errors are found, and it said it could not fix everything, reboot the computer, and then repeat steps 1-4. Do this up to three times to try to fix all errors. If it can't fix everything after 4 scans, skip to step 6.
6. Report what it said to us.
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21 Feb 2013   #30
Elwood42

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
It sounds to me like there could be a corrupted system file. Please follow the following instructions exactly.

1. Open the start menu, and select the search bar at the bottom.
2. Type "cmd", when it appears on the menu screen, right-click it, and select "run as administrator." That last part is very important
3. Type "SFC /SCANNOW" (minus the quotation marks).
4. Let the scan run until completion.
5. If integrity errors are found, and it said it could not fix everything, reboot the computer, and then repeat steps 1-4. Do this up to three times to try to fix all errors. If it can't fix everything after 4 scans, skip to step 6.
6. Report what it said to us.
That was one of the first things I did to check the system as I thought that would be the issue, but it came back with zero problems found. I'll try again though just in case.



EDIT: Still came back the same, zero integrity violations.
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