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Windows 8 Start Menu Icons & Check Marks Are Now Boxes []

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 Start Menu Icons & Check Marks Are Now Boxes []


    As the title states, instead of the check marks and icons, the start menu is now displaying these [].

    Start Menu
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    The same thing is also happening to me in my WiFi tab
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    It used to be displaying correctly, but now it's not. Please help!

    PC Specs:
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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Looks like it may have gotten corrupted.

    You can try an SFC /scannow - Do it 3 times if need be. If that fails, then there are DISM commands, I'll try to find the tutorial and post a link.

    If neither of those work, you could do an In-Place Install using an Install disk.

    It looks like some of the images related to that interface are missing. Or maybe you are using a non standard Font - You can reset it to Default in "Personalize" under "Display" (Right Click on the desktop and choose Personalize).
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Looks like it may have gotten corrupted.

    You can try an SFC /scannow - Do it 3 times if need be. If that fails, then there are DISM commands, I'll try to find the tutorial and post a link.

    If neither of those work, you could do an In-Place Install using an Install disk.

    It looks like some of the images related to that interface are missing. Or maybe you are using a non standard Font - You can reset it to Default in "Personalize" under "Display" (Right Click on the desktop and choose Personalize).
    It worked when I first got my laptop. Recently I had this happen to me before, along with a bunch of graphics drivers problems. I was forced to factory re format my laptop. I do s, and it was working all fine. Now only recently out of the blue this happened again. It's not only the start screen too, I was in the Microsoft Store App, and realized that the back arrow is also dissapeared, except theirs no []. Also I di the sfc /scannow and had it come out with no results before. Only did that once though, didn't think to do it 3 times. I am also having a sort of somewhat similar issue in Skype. Here's a link to a thread I posted in the Skype community, please take a look, it could help you. Skype icons are super pixelated! - Skype Community

    *Edit* Disregard the Skype problem, as I found out that's a known bug in the new 6.7 version of Skype. I just uninstalled that version of Skype and went back a version.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok, so SKYPE was causing this?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CarterB View Post
    As the title states, instead of the check marks and icons, the start menu is now displaying these [].

    Start Menu
    Click image for larger version
    OR
    04f9646fbc4fe1d4e65a090ece308649.png

    The same thing is also happening to me in my WiFi tab
    Click image for larger version
    OR
    1367549e22be6359229a57918ca4853f.png

    It used to be displaying correctly, but now it's not. Please help!

    PC Specs:
    Click image for larger version
    OR
    8f32910818e0f07143a761910f160963.png

    Have you removed/deleted any fonts by chance??
    I did this with my mobile and ended up with check boxes

    just a thought
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Ok, so SKYPE was causing this?
    No, that was a separate problem, all previous issues continue to persist.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    Have you removed/deleted any fonts by chance??
    I did this with my mobile and ended up with check boxes

    just a thought [/QUOTE]

    You know, that is actually a good question, I have been tampering around with fonts and adding some for Photoshop. I did recently add a huge folder of 2,000+ fonts, and some were the same, and just said delete and replace the same fonts for all items. That could be, but I don't know how I would fix that.
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  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, I'd do an In-Place Install, it will restore anything that was deleted accidentally.
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