Why Blank Windows (no buttons, fields, or hot spots) In Some Applications?

By michaelp ·
Oops! In running a utility to remove a possible infection, I must have removed an important file or registry item. Most applications are running fine, but if the application has a "pane" within the program window that has a "button" or "field", the pane is either blank, or the object is inaccessible. I created a restore point but when I run system restore I receive a blank window (no text, buttons...) making the selection of a restore point impossible. The window has a title bar, min/max/close objects, but nothing within the window? Any suggestions?

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try reinstalling the application?

by markp24 In reply to Why Blank Windows (no but ...

Sounds like the best option is to reinstall the application.

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by michaelp In reply to try reinstalling the appl ...

It's not an application error, it's a Windows error. This problem shows up in any program that uses window components. I wish there was a way to attach a screenshot to show you. To illustrate, open Windows System Restore. On the initial screen where you are supposed to either "Create A Restore Point" or "Restore To An Earlier Point", I get a completely blank (white) window with a scroll bar and title bar (no text, no radio buttons, nothing).

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