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#1 redheath

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:28 PM

I have been having strange display problems only on webpages (using either Firefox or IE) and Windows Media Player 11. Buttons and drop down menus have no background to them. Certain headline banners have no color. Some items don't show up at all.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:13 AM

Humm sounds to me like that some of your security options have been altered within your Internet Settings.

Hit START >> SETTINGS >> CONTROL PANEL >> INTERNET OPTIONS >> then choose the SECURITY tab and look at your settings in there. If this hasen't changed perhaps some settings within your firewall and or antivirus are preventing you from displaying a correct page?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:48 PM

Thanks Fire, but nope, the settings look fine and the firewall is normal. Non-internet things like Windows Media Player 11 and random dialogue boxes don't display correctly either.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:28 AM

:thumbsup: to the forums BTW! Could you provide us with the specificaton of your comptuter? E.g,
- Make & model (assuming that you didn't buils your own)
- Graphics Card, (make and model)
- Monitor type (make and model + whether or not its LCD / CRT

Then we maybe able to help further!
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:37 PM

Dell Dimension B110, XP SP 2
Monitor: Dell 17 E173FP LCD
Intel 82865G, Intel Extreme 2 Integrated Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
INTEL® EXTREME GRAPHICS 2 REPORT
Report Date: 06/29/2008
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 16:10:06
Driver Version: 6.14.10.4396
Operating System: Windows XP* Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (5.1.2600)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 509 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 1 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 96 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 8 MB
Processor: x86
Processor Speed: 2527 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2572
Device Revision: 02

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:44 PM

Cheers for that info, also what version of IE and Firefox are you using? Long shot, are your display drivers upto date?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:31 AM

Firefox/2.0.0.15
IE 7.0.5730.11

The Windows update wizard for the Graphics controller says it could not find a better driver match. Same for the monitor driver. Any other drivers to check?

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:07 PM

Corrupted video drivers can and do report themselves as being up to date. Uninstalling the old drivers, then installing a fresh copy of the driver will frequently help resolve problems like this.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:40 PM

Just to add a question, Have you used or updated your systems HOSTS file?
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

Hello again,
I installed a fresh copy of the graphics driver from Intel. No change.

The display of Windows Media Player 11 and occasional (non-internet) dialog boxes have the same problem as the internet pages, so I'm suspicious that it's not a Hosts file problem.

Here is a screenshot showing my Windows Media Player: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heatherrj/2609569886/

I looked at the hosts files and I have some lists from Spybot that seem okay. Do you have a recommendation for updating them?

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:16 PM

Oh, yes and I have Adblock Plus with Firefox and tried turning it off, but it made no difference.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:08 AM

If its happening to non internet related applications then you are right about the HOSTS file.

Have you installed any third party theme packs?
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

I'm messing around with my Firefox buttons right now (thanks to nigglesnush85) and have found that a lot of that stuff is related to Java/Javascript. Try uninstalling all your Java stuff and then reinstall the latest version available from the Sun website.
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