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  1. #11


    Maryland
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    updated what I knew. Let me know if you need something more specific. other than mouse and keyboard, this is the family computer and the devices have not been modified since coming out of the box

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  2. #12


    Maryland
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    newest discovery in my attempt to fix this. If I start the Task Manager, then close it, without doing a thing on it, the problem is fixed until I restart my computer.

    Literally, I hit CTRL-ALT-Delete, select Task Manager, close Task Manager and the problem has gone away.
    Any advice? I'm starting to lose my mind on this.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1
    Win 8


    Jeffrey, did you ever solve the issue?? I'm encountering exactly the same problem with the black text entry fields, and it's driving me bonkers. And your Task Manager "trick" worked! But ... why? How do I make it stop doing this????

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    newest discovery in my attempt to fix this. If I start the Task Manager, then close it, without doing a thing on it, the problem is fixed until I restart my computer.

    Literally, I hit CTRL-ALT-Delete, select Task Manager, close Task Manager and the problem has gone away.
    Any advice? I'm starting to lose my mind on this.
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  4. #14


    Maryland
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    Unfortunately, I did not. I tried several forums. One removed my thread... Calling it Spam. Perhaps they are related to this site. Everyone wants to say it's a contrast issue. It's obviously not. I think it's a hardware compatability or driver issue. I refreshed then I reformatted. After windows was reloaded... Issue continues. Basically I use the ctrl-alt-dlt everytime I start up. If you come across a fix please let me know.
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you ever run sfc /scannow & Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth cmds ?
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  6. #16


    Maryland
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    Based on your advice I attempted running both. No luck. I had refreshed my computer. Last night I reset it. Only Change is I purchased it with windows 7 and now I am running windows 8... Same issue still occurs... Unless I open and close task manager, all of my windows are white text in white field, black text on black fields and many fields reversed. Whatever is causing the issue ends up causing my system to freeze. (Haven't verified since reset, but historically)
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  7. #17


    Hi there. Did you purchase this with 8 installed? If so, did you upgrade to 8.1?
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  8. #18


    Maryland
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    The computer was a touchscreen that came preloaded with Windows 7 pre Windows 8 launch. Knowing 8 would be touch screen compatible, we were attempting to be pro-active. When 8 released, we purchased it and installed. It worked fine for several weeks and then this began happening. I have all the recent updates installed.
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  9. #19


    Maryland
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    Today, I performed a clean install of windows 8. I installed all updates. Downloaded and installed 8.1, installed all updates. Still had issue. Updated all drivers. Set default theme. Still had issue. Performed a clean boot. Still have issue. Going crazy here. Any suggestions?
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