Text is missing in windows

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by anthonyjr2, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. anthonyjr2

    anthonyjr2 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    The text in most of my windows are not showing up correctly. It only usually happens in Popup windows, but It is getting kind of annoying. I am running:

    Windows 7 x64
    Intel Core i3 processor @ 3.03 GHZ.
    4GB of RAM
    2GB nVidia Geforce 9500GT

    Here are some screenshots:

    Untitled2. Untitled.


    Hopefully someone can help me with this problem. Thanks.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Messages:
    8,488
    Likes Received:
    783
    How long has this copy of Windows been installed for and when did the problem start? You may want to try resetting back to the standard theme, if you have not done so already.

    Check System File Integrity by launching

    Start -> cmd.exe -> sfc /scannow
     
  3. CommonTater

    CommonTater New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    36
    You may want to go to
    Control Panel -> Display -> Personalization -> Color -> Advanced color settings

    I'm guessing someplace in there you have text and bacground set to the same color...
     
  4. anthonyjr2

    anthonyjr2 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    This Copy has been installed since July 20th. I reset back to the standard theme already, but it didnt help. The system file integrity scan did not solve the problem either.

    I dont understand what you mean.
     
    #4 anthonyjr2, Aug 5, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010
  5. anthonyjr2

    anthonyjr2 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well can anyone help me?
     
  6. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    When text does funny things in Windows, there is always a possibility that a system font has been deleted or corrupted. The SFC should find fonts that are completely deleted, but perhaps not partially removed.

    Have you done anything or loaded any software that might have messed with the Win 7 system fonts?

    Your attachments don't seem to be the normal font problems, since fonts can have substitutes that will work but look funny. Since text is completely missing from yours, I am no expert, but might guess you could be missing some .dll file you need to make windows work correctly.

    If you cannot find the exact problem, you have the option of doing a repair install by opening the Install DVD from within Windows and doing an upgrade install. That will redo your system, but keep all the programs and settings. You may however, have to re-activate.

    I always try to keep a fairly recent image backup just in case something like this happens. If you do not have one or you can not restore back to a period prior to the problem occurring, the suggestion should help.

    I will assume you have run one or two virus scanners on your system.

    What CommonTater was saying about your color settings is that if both the font and background are the same color then you will not be able to see the font. Follow the instruction and see if there are any settings you might change to check.
     
    TorrentG and (deleted member) like this.
  7. anthonyjr2

    anthonyjr2 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the help. I dont know what happened but ever since my last post I have not had the problem again. Thanks for everyone's help though! (P.S I ran an SFC scan one more time, and that might have been why my problem was solved.)
     

Share This Page

Loading...