Hi, I am using SPSS 22 on windows 7. I have also been having difficulty with the close button not working, in fact all buttons in the output window become inactive if I try to save (using any of the save methods including 'save as'). Clicking anywhere in the window produces a 'ping' noise. I have to use the ESC button, which then makes the close X active again to get out of the window.
At the same time as this problem started, some aspects of the simple analysis, Analyze -> Frequencies and Analyze -> Explore, have also stopped functioning (I get a fleeting appearance of the little blue circle that means it's processing, then that disappears and nothing more appears). If I click on these no window appears. If I go to Analyze -> Descriptive it seems to work fine with a normal window appearing (but then I can't save the output).
My data is fairly straightforward - about 50 cases and 165 variables. I'm not using any syntax commands. The frequencies analysis and the explore and the save used to work fine previously. I have added variables and worked with adding data from time to time.
On a couple of occasions I got a brief error message when opening a data file that said something about VM.... but that's stopped happening.
I have tried the following things to no avail:
Downloaded Fix Pack 1 for SPSS 22 and installed it.
Uninstalled SPSS 22 and reinstalled it and re-downloaded the Fix Pack.
Checked memory -> loads of RAM. i-7 processor.
Tried working with a completely different old data set -> same problems.
Looked at Java - I have a version 7 (but I think SPSS has some integral Java in it?)
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.