I run Windows Millennium (Build 3000). Recently the icons in the top right of all of my windows often go blank after the PC has been running a while (though they still work when clicked). However, when this happens it normally means that other ysystem problems will occur during the session.
Does anyone know the fix or can suggest some keywords to use when searching the Microsoft Knowledgebase for an answer?
This could just be a damaged font file. This Microsoft article explains. (I've put some spaces in the link to stop it being converted to a "Click here" http: // support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=click here
Goongoozler, It tried re-extracting the font Marlett.ttf used by Windows as it may have become corrupt. However, I have discovered that I have a damaged A:\ drive and have not yet been able to use a Startup disk to extract a new copy of the font (which as it is used by windows is protected and cannot be replaced/extracted even in safe mode). Any suggestions?
Gaz 25 As you suggested a virus might cause the problem, I have run Norton Antivirus on all files without anything turning up.
However, OzzyOs suggested changing the screen resolution and then switching back does temporarily remove the problem. (but only temporarily!)