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Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2005 7:19 AM PDT In reply to: Update In Control Panel, appearances is where one can select another font for the system. It wouldn't install correctly and I had to uninstall it immediately. We recommend upgrading to the latest Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Click here to Register a free account now!

I DID that, and it didnt have any impact. Staff Online Now etaf Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Windows Legacy OS forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Windows legacy operating systems, (XP, 2000/NT, ME, & Windows 95/98) is the best source for finding help or getting troubleshooting advice from Let's assume I buy a new hdd and install XP on it.

For additional information about this font limitation, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: ARTICLE-ID: 131943 TITLE : TrueType Font Limits in Windows 95 APPLIES TO • Microsoft Windows I do have an Acronis image of the main hdd on my 2nd hdd, but I don't exactly know how to get onto the 2nd hdd to retrieve it.Click to expand... Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2005 12:59 PM PDT In reply to: Fonts Folder Why I noted to try the command line instead. I had the same problem yesterday.

  1. I think this should be advertised as it might save those with problems and system restore disabled, a lot of head scratching.
  2. If you have the push pin type make sure they are all locked down.
  3. When I tried to uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus it froze and I couldn't get rid of it.
  4. No where do you find that area documented as being active.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thanks for the tips by Stan Chambers / July 16, 2005 10:07
  5. This is the 3rd time this happened to me recently (had not been doing it) but this time when I started up the computer my motherboards logo looked funny, lower quality
  6. The spyware has evidently corrupted the fonts folder or changed some settings in the registry to create the havoc.In C:\Windows\Fonts, there are no visible files.However, if you hold the pointer over

Could it be system corruption? That problem does not involve the windows install at all although it may need repaired after you address this problem. Why don't you use Windows 7, ReactOS, or Tails? Let's see if we can check that with Google.I'll let you explore that a little with http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.office.misc/browse_frm/thread/f7d9fde123f1ec5f/8b0bbb23ad6c96bf?q=XP+FONTS+PERMISSIONS&rnum=1&hl=en#8b0bbb23ad6c96bf but my thoughts are the fonts directory or file is not readable by everyone.Bob

Edited by begone77, 04 June 2009 - 05:33 PM. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Couldn't get to system restore, safe mode was a dud, and the option to repair XP from the install disc just disappeared.....just like all the symptoms you're describing. https://www.infopackets.com/news/208/gibberish-characters-displayed-internet-explorer Your cache administrator is webmaster.

Have you heard of any virus that does that? I thought I'd come here for help first before giving Geek Squad a try. Custom desktop settings have changed fonts. It's also conceivable (but unlikely) that you have a video card issue.

I can't even run a program as I can't read which menu item to pick. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - (NT) (NT) just curious...would SFC fix the problem? here is the KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=133732 While this says it applies to older systems (see bottom) it worked in Win2K. by jonah jones / July 16, 2005 11:47 AM PDT In reply to: Nope.

I'm surprised it runs at all on Windows XP. Will it work with Windows XP Pro? Korea hits Hawaii with a non-nuke missile Latest: DarthKyrie, Mar 18, 2017 at 3:18 AM Politics and News AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology Back to top #4 begone77 begone77 Topic Starter Members 8 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:26 AM Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:38 PM Replaced PSU and still does it, the gibberish

I have replaced the hard-drive once, so i am assuming this is not the problem. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 intrinsic intrinsic Members 9 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:N. If your documents are not printed as you expect, remove and reinstall the appropriate printer driver. Rename the New Key to Fonts.4.

Send me a message on the bottom left of the screen (using the Zopim Chat button), or click my picture to read more about how I can fix your computer over Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Update by Stan Chambers / July 16, 2005 5:03 AM PDT In reply to: Just wondering. To run Fontreg.exe and install the fonts, follow these steps: NOTE: The Fontreg tool (Fontreg.exe) is not included with Windows NT 4.0.

If everything else passes tests, you might borrow another video card.

by Stan Chambers / July 17, 2005 7:20 AM PDT In reply to: Gibberish text after spyware removal. System, or Fixedsys.If I select system, the text will appear normally for that item.Finding this, I went to Control Panel/Fonts.To my surprise, the folder is empty.It seems that the pests have When you print a document, the text may appear smaller than expected. Then reboot and install the new driver.

Deathblow refers to a site that may be helpful. srcdan, Nov 3, 2004 #13 srcdan Joined: Nov 1, 2004 Messages: 5 I found the solution to this problem in a Microsoft KB. But I usually find what I need in the appearances control panel. RESOLUTION To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method: Use the Fontreg Tool Running Fontreg.exe adds a registry key that allows the installation of TrueType fonts.

Then reboot and install the new driver. How to Cancel Windows 10 Reservation (Properly) Download Windows 10 .ISO (DVD) for Clean Install? I can help! MORE INFORMATION Note that Windows 95/98 has a limit of approximately 1000 fonts.

Originally posted by: RebateMonger Try a Linux Live CD.Click to expand... Click OK or Apply to save your changes. But test the hardware first. If so it's most likely a video card issue.Click to expand...

It's easy, and without good hardware, you'll never get things to work correctly. #3 RebateMonger, May 29, 2008 Old Hippie Diamond Member Joined: Oct 8, 2005 Messages: 6,361 Likes Received: Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content Forum Rules BleepingComputer.com Forums Members Tutorials Startup List If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Stan, did you try this?

I just want it fixed. If your documents are not printing as expected, remove and reinstall the appropriate printer driver. Do you have enough ventalation? Explorer, even when configured to show all files and extensions is still untrustworthy at times.I'll read the other posts and comment if I have another idea.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful

Move the contents of the Fonts folder to an empty folder. 2.