Favorites drop off, Message boxes are blank, Icons change
by cvwheeler - 7/3/12 5:19 AM
I'm usually pretty good at fixing problems with my PC but this one has me completely stumped. IE 8, XPsp3, Office 2007.
When I first boot the machine everything is fine. As I browse email and navigate the web over about a 10 minute span, strange things start to happen. When I hit a favorites folder in the favorites bar, the drop down appears but several items have missing text. If I hit it again it gets worse, even more items are missing text. Each time more and more items loose the text. When I exit IE the text on the desktop icons has turned black. So then I start Excel and I get error message boxes with no text and no buttons. As I X out of these I start getting instruction memory violation errors. I do manage to exit out of Excel, when I try go back to the web IE won't launch, the screen flashes a blank fully maximize window and then closes immediately. I have to re-boot to get the machine back to normal but it lasts about 10 minutes and starts doing the same thing all over again.
I have run a Windows Essentials security scan, I scanned the C drive with Avast antivirus, I scanned the Registry it was squeeky clean, ran CHKDSK, ran SPyware Doctor, deleted the IE temp files and cookies, and ran hardware driver updates. Everthing reported a PERFECT machine.
I am completely stumped. Thanks in advance for any help!!
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