Problems with Opening Data Layers on ArcMap

Discussion created by GISJim51 on Jun 4, 2012
ESRI Forum,
I recently experienced a problem with opening up a data layer. This problem occurred with "Learning ArcGIS 10" (ESRI Virtual Campus), during a course exercise in Module 2. Specifically, it was the "Lakes Layer" in the "Display and Label Map Features" exercise. All of the other layers opened up without any issues. I was instructed to darken the "Lakes Layer", and conversely to lighten the "Counties". I was able to access the layer atributes and properties, but not the display function. What are the possible causes and solutions with this issue?

                                                                                                   GIS Jim