When I turn off the hyphenate for my text box, all my text disappears and the text box then indicates that I have a overflow of text??? Why is that happening when I know I do not have an overflow of text.
View the text in the Story Editor. Choose Edit > Edit in Story Editor to tell what's happening. Without the hyphens something is too long to fit. Maybe a URL?
A screen shot of the before and after would be very helpful.
You may have a very long string of characters without a space. This could be a really long word, or an accident of missing spaces but that long text can no longer break since hyphenation has been forbidden and it can't fit in the text frame so it forces an overflow.