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bad fonts on desktop and windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thehunterman, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. thehunterman

    thehunterman Flightless Bird

    After booting up my desktop has changed. Under all filder and files yhr
    laungage has jibberish like large squares small squares. cannot read? also
    goes for whenever I open afile or program, don't get american language all
    types of squares??
    I went back to a system restore and same thing??
    wbansemer@yahoo.com
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you try changing the default language of your PC?

    Windows XP: How to change the Default User UI Language
    In Windows XP, you can set the UI language that the default user on the
    local machine (or a domain user that doesn't have a profile) will see at
    first first log on. It is also the UI language that is applied to system
    services running on local machine.

    • Open Regional Options in Contol Panel

    • Click on the Advanced tab

    • In "Default user account settings" at the bottom of the page, check the
    box beside "Apply all settings to the current user account and to the
    default user profile"

    If that doesn't work try copying all the C:/Windows\Fonts
    from another PC or a backup
    Russ


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    "thehunterman" <thehunterman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AE6819E1-CF0D-412C-9699-C5F381A543A7@microsoft.com...
    > After booting up my desktop has changed. Under all filder and files yhr
    > laungage has jibberish like large squares small squares. cannot read?
    > also
    > goes for whenever I open afile or program, don't get american language all
    > types of squares??
    > I went back to a system restore and same thing??
    > wbansemer@yahoo.com
     
  3. thehunterman

    thehunterman Flightless Bird

    cant do anything. everywhere I go no matter what program I can't read all
    I see are all types of squares,circles down-up arrows question marks?
    "thehunterman" wrote:

    > After booting up my desktop has changed. Under all filder and files yhr
    > laungage has jibberish like large squares small squares. cannot read? also
    > goes for whenever I open afile or program, don't get american language all
    > types of squares??
    > I went back to a system restore and same thing??
    > wbansemer@yahoo.com
     
  4. thehunterman

    thehunterman Flightless Bird

    Ok thank you ever so much...finally got it fixed thanks to you.
    "thehunterman" wrote:

    > After booting up my desktop has changed. Under all filder and files yhr
    > laungage has jibberish like large squares small squares. cannot read? also
    > goes for whenever I open afile or program, don't get american language all
    > types of squares??
    > I went back to a system restore and same thing??
    > wbansemer@yahoo.com
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    thehunterman wrote:
    > After booting up, my Desktop has changed. Under all folder and files the
    > language has jibberish like large squares, small squares. Cannot read? Also
    > goes for whenever I open a file or program, don't get American language, all
    > types of squares??
    > I went back to a system restore and same thing??


    System Restore doesn't repair a damaged font. The system uses another
    font it deems similar to the missing font, when one is no longer
    available.. This could help, if you can repair the Tahoma font first.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    #249 Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma

    A quick Google search found this helpful page. There are probably others.

    http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/how-to-fix-windows-xp-font-problems.html

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  6. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Please post back what the fix was
    so others may use this as a reference fix
    (Was it the fonts?)
    Thanks
    Russ

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    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
    24hr SBS Remote Support - www.SBITS.Biz
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    "thehunterman" <thehunterman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:19A15DC5-98A5-45F5-9198-4B711E9B0236@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Ok thank you ever so much...finally got it fixed thanks to you.
    > "thehunterman" wrote:
    >
    >> After booting up my desktop has changed. Under all filder and files yhr
    >> laungage has jibberish like large squares small squares. cannot read?
    >> also
    >> goes for whenever I open afile or program, don't get american language
    >> all
    >> types of squares??
    >> I went back to a system restore and same thing??
    >> wbansemer@yahoo.com
     
  7. thehunterman

    thehunterman Flightless Bird

    Fixed all except: only have bad fonts on start menu at bottom left corner and
    when I click on start:the top left files are in bad font and so are the ones
    on right side (my pictures,my documents)

    "Elmo" wrote:

    > thehunterman wrote:
    > > After booting up, my Desktop has changed. Under all folder and files the
    > > language has jibberish like large squares, small squares. Cannot read? Also
    > > goes for whenever I open a file or program, don't get American language, all
    > > types of squares??
    > > I went back to a system restore and same thing??

    >
    > System Restore doesn't repair a damaged font. The system uses another
    > font it deems similar to the missing font, when one is no longer
    > available.. This could help, if you can repair the Tahoma font first.
    >
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    > #249 Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma
    >
    > A quick Google search found this helpful page. There are probably others.
    >
    > http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/how-to-fix-windows-xp-font-problems.html
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)
    > .
    >
     
  8. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "thehunterman" <thehunterman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5967F7C0-2A40-4573-BC00-3D98AE496557@microsoft.com...

    > Fixed all except: only have bad fonts on start menu at bottom left corner

    and
    > when I click on start:the top left files are in bad font and so are the

    ones
    > on right side (my pictures,my documents)


    The Windows default display font is/was MARLETT. You could
    try running SFC.EXE (System File Checker) on MARLETT.TTF
    or possibly on all fonts in that particular folder.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     

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