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Odd Win 7 Aero Theme Behavior

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So, I have a buddy who's experiencing some odd behavior when using Aero themes in Windows 7 Home Premium. He's using an OEM 64 bit version.

Basically when he closes a Window, or clicks out of the right-click menu, the window/menu will stay there, but only visually, the program is closed and the menus are unclickable. Moving open windows of active programs over the affected area removes the "residue" (so to speak). A screenshot appears below. This issue only occurs when using Aero themes, when he's using basic themes he has no problems.



I'm hoping that this problem doesn't represent a serious hardware issue, the memory (all 8GB of it) seems to be okay (passed MemTest86+). Unfortunately we can't troubleshoot the GPU, he doesn't have a replacement card to see if that will resolve the issue. I'm not 100% certain this is the right place to ask, but hopefully someone here has seen this issue before.
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What about the HDD? Have you run a SMART test on it?
I know when my HDD was failing, I was experiencing a lot of issues with Windows. Mainly it switching in and out of AERO and also even freezing up at times.

Maybe check the drivers? Uninstall and reinstall the latest? Run something like Furmark to check to see if there is any artifacting etc?
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what is the specifications of his computer?

seems more like a graphics card driver issue maybe? i've seen it once or twice before, usually was resolved by updating the graphics card drivers.
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