Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:40 AM
I am a computer technician and at least 8 of my clients so far have the same problem that the text just blanks out in whatever program they are working in. The only temporary fix was to reboot.
I ran endless anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-malware programs, as well as Combo-Fix but nothing was found and the problem still existed.
I have been scouring endless forums in the hope of finding a solution.
From what I can see, this bug seems to have come about following a recent Windows Update.
Either way the only solution that I have found to date that seems to remedy this bug is as follows:
Go to the directory: 'C:\Windows' and make a copy of the file: 'explorer.exe' so you have backup. Then rename: 'explorer.exe' to: 'explorer1.exe'.
Next, open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run 'regedit' OK), and navigate to the following location:
In the right hand pane, locate the key 'Shell' and double click on it. Change its value from: 'Explorer.exe' to: 'explorer1.exe'. Click 'OK' to accept the change and then exit the Registry Editor.
Finally, reboot the computer and hopefully that should do the trick.