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#1 mamameeya

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:33 AM

Hi Guys

On my Inspiron 1525 (Windows Vista) I have the following problem:

If I right-click on any application, the menu comes up blank and I am having to scroll my cursor over the blank menu for the text to appear. This also happens when I click on the drop-down menus of my photoshop.

Any ideas why this is suddenly happening?

As always, thanks for your help.

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#2 Broni

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

Just happened?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:35 PM

Yes, only starting doing it this week. Any ideas?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:43 PM

Try system restore to a week ago.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:50 PM

Right click on the Desktop then go to Personalize and then Select Windows Color and Appearance.

Click on the blue link labeled Open Classic Appearance Properties.....

On the resulting Window click on the advanced button.

On that window you will see the following:

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What is the font color of the Menu Items?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:58 PM

Hi Madman

It's blank. Both the font, size, colour tabs are showing blank. I cannot click on the drop down menu - it doesn't give me the option.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:00 PM

Sounds to me like your profile is corrupted. Can you go to Control Panel then to User Accounts and create another account, and see if the issue is the same?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:15 PM

Have you tried system restore yet?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

Apologies no, I haven't tried system restore. How do I do that?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:29 PM

Madman,

I have just created another user account and the problem does not exist on that one. I guess that does mean my profile is corrupt?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:48 PM

Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore
Select some date from before the problem started.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:52 PM

I have just created another user account and the problem does not exist on that one. I guess that does mean my profile is corrupt?

I didn't see your reply, when you posted.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 03:56 PM

Thanks, Coolest BC. Does that mean I should still run the system restore or do I just work off the new user account and delete the old one?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:10 PM

Oh, you can safely switch to a new account and delete the old one.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 04:18 PM

Cheers guys!!




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