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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by computurguy, Nov 24, 2001.

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  1. computurguy

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    A friend has a Win98 machine that when ever you open a window (my computer,control panel,Internet Explorer etc...) The contents is grayed out. If you right click the gray area, a small close button appears. When you click it the contents of the window appears. I have not run accross this before any ideas??.:confused:
     
  2. Dan O

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    Sounds like a reinstall of Windows 98 is needed, which will refresh the Windows system files. When reinstalling use the same folder that Windows is currently installed (i.e., Windows), then you will not have to reinstall all the other applications.
     
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  4. computurguy

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    Thanks for the help. I was trying to get around the reinstall if possible.
     
  5. Mosaic1

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    Could you please take a screen shot of how that appears and then upload it here? You are opening these windows and not "exploring" right?
     
  6. computurguy

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    Yes Mosiac1. When you open any window instead of standard white background the whole window is gray. Right click on gray,left click on close button icons and white background appears. Same with internet homepage appears after close button clicked. Can continue surfing fine but once browser or window closed when reopen gray again. Thought maybe virus ? Ran scan did not find any.
     
  7. Mosaic1

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    I know I have seen this once before. I have been looking and cannot find it.

    Some utility running in the background. Try this. Download Startup log from this link. Run it on the computer in question. Copy and paste the contents into a post here. And if you could please get a screen shot too.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html
     
  8. computurguy

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    Thanks I will get the info you requested as soon as possible. He is out of town for holidays will be back next week. Thanks again
     
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