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Issues with System Restore - fields not displaying correctly

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Anonymous
May 10, 2005 5:01:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I currently have a problem with some windows fields displaying as black.
There is a story behind this so I will set it out in full.

A program associated with my Acer Notebook (Launch Manager) had stopped
working properly, so I decided to uninstall a program I didn't use much that
normally runs on start up (a dial-up web accelerator). This didn't do
anything, so I did a system restore back a couple of days. This fixed the
Launch Manager problem, however the system restore did not reconcile properly
with the accelerator uninstall, and couldn't launch the program as a file was
missing. I thought the best thing to do with that was to undo the system
restore. I did this and everything was fine - Windows didn't look for the
uninstalled program and the Launch Manager problem seemed to be gone. However
a new problem arose - now when I enter Explorer and open the 'Search
Companion' pane, the background appears as black when it is normally a blue
colour. This would normally be only an aesthetic concern, but it worries me
as it suggests there could be other things wrong which I just haven't noticed
yet. I have also noticed that icons on the desktop, which previously merged
into the background image, now have a black box around the text beneath them,
as used to appear on old (pre-XP) desktop icon captions.

Any ideas?

Shaz

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Anonymous
May 10, 2005 2:06:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Control Panel, System, Advanced, Performance area, Settings button Visual Effects tab "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the
Desktop"

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"Shazdor" <Shazdor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:64DC9DD6-AFD9-478F-B9C9-4551B8FC3222@microsoft.com...
>I currently have a problem with some windows fields displaying as black.
> There is a story behind this so I will set it out in full.
>
> A program associated with my Acer Notebook (Launch Manager) had stopped
> working properly, so I decided to uninstall a program I didn't use much that
> normally runs on start up (a dial-up web accelerator). This didn't do
> anything, so I did a system restore back a couple of days. This fixed the
> Launch Manager problem, however the system restore did not reconcile properly
> with the accelerator uninstall, and couldn't launch the program as a file was
> missing. I thought the best thing to do with that was to undo the system
> restore. I did this and everything was fine - Windows didn't look for the
> uninstalled program and the Launch Manager problem seemed to be gone. However
> a new problem arose - now when I enter Explorer and open the 'Search
> Companion' pane, the background appears as black when it is normally a blue
> colour. This would normally be only an aesthetic concern, but it worries me
> as it suggests there could be other things wrong which I just haven't noticed
> yet. I have also noticed that icons on the desktop, which previously merged
> into the background image, now have a black box around the text beneath them,
> as used to appear on old (pre-XP) desktop icon captions.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Shaz
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