First of all this problem has in no way caused any problems to my system, which is in very good health.
I aslo can not pinpoint any install/uninstall or Windows update, that caused this problem. ( the time span from when I last went to Add/remove was about 3 months).
The problem is that the list ( listed by name) loads ok but it lists programs down to the last one begining with E then I have to scrowl a long way down to the First one begining with F.
In between it is all Black.
Never seen this issue before.
Any help comments are welcome cheers.