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by R. The screen has a BUNCH of dollar sign symbols all over and you can read some lines, but it's hard because some have been replaced with random letters. I tracked it down, and sure enough - NO FONTS in the WINNT/fonts directory - NONE! Is your anti-virus software reporting that you have a virus when you do a full system scan? navigate here

lmcam, Nov 1, 2004 #10 srcdan Joined: Nov 1, 2004 Messages: 5 Thanks for the reply, Imcam.... Originally posted by: Old Hippie After that, it was all downhill. Any suggestions? " My response: I was plagued with a similar problem for quite some time. When John originally emailed me, he included a screen capture of his Desktop.

One could pick an oddball like linedraw or another language and may cause panic.-> About spyware and malware. The only fix was a complete reinstall. If you select a different option, the theme determines the appearance of your menus, fonts, icons, and other Window elements. You should be able to make a boot disc from anybodys Acronis program and it will work. 2.

Luckily I could guess that the symbols at the bottom were Back, Next and Cancel so it worked. You signed in with another tab or window. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. In Control Panel, double-click Fonts. 4.

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged It does seem you have file system problems also. https://www.infopackets.com/news/208/gibberish-characters-displayed-internet-explorer I start it in safe mode, screen feels up with gibberish, starts in safe mode.

Edited by begone77, 04 June 2009 - 05:33 PM. How to Reset Your Password - last view [timestamp] Inserting Subtotals and Grand Totals in a Data List: MS Excel - last view [timestamp] US Among 10 Riskiest Places for Internet But test the hardware first. It doesn't really seem like it's the graphics card that's the problem though.

  • I don't think its the video card because how would that effect the default windows text?
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  • Seems there is a way to use the system restore from the command prompt, but it seems that you have to set the restore, reboot to safe mode to run it,
  • If you have the push pin type make sure they are all locked down.

Thankyou in advance for your help. #12 nick30790, Jan 29, 2009 Intexity Senior member Joined: Jan 10, 2009 Messages: 299 Likes Received: 0 When in startup is it happening? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/on-booting-screen-opens-with-symbolsgibberish/078ee0fd-afd0-4a53-a05b-73691ca75836 Click here for more Windows 10 articles. Using the site is easy and fun. I'll try what robisbell said and reconnect everything and see if that helps. #10 BuckFuddy, May 30, 2008 xgsound Golden Member Joined: Jan 22, 2002 Messages: 1,343 Likes Received: 4

I've seen issues like this when the cpu wasn't getting cooled properly and when it gets too hot, freaks out. #16 dbailey, Jan 29, 2009 (You must log in or check over here Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2005 12:41 AM PDT In reply to: If it is a Permissions or Ownership issue I also install CACLS or such to examine the directory, Advertisement Recent Posts Not computer tech savvy need... Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account?

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 Type fontreg in the Open box, and then click OK. 3. Let's assume I buy a new hdd and install XP on it. his comment is here Get the latest version for your card from nvidia's website, go to device manager and uninstall the old driver.

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. by Stan Chambers / July 16, 2005 8:22 AM PDT In reply to: Ahh, system font setting. Originally posted by: Old Hippie After that, it was all downhill.

srcdan, Nov 1, 2004 #9 lmcam Thread Starter Joined: Oct 11, 2004 Messages: 6 SRCDAN, Read up through the previous replies on this original post for help.

If your documents are not printed as you expect, remove and reinstall the appropriate printer driver. CAUSE The registry key that lists TrueType fonts may be damaged or missing. I do hate to be outdone by these pests, but I was running low on time.Maybe this discussion will be of some benefit to other in the future.Bob, I did try Rename the New Key to Fonts.4.

No, create an account now. Any help would be nice thanks. 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 weblink Then I tried safe mode, but it only shows the login screen with no login names or anything.

lmcam, Oct 11, 2004 #7 Deathblow Joined: Oct 7, 2003 Messages: 1,826 That's the $20 question Deathblow, Oct 11, 2004 #8 srcdan Joined: Nov 1, 2004 Messages: 5 lmcam said: 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. Custom desktop settings have changed fonts. Originally posted by: RebateMonger Try a Linux Live CD.Click to expand...

If ALL your hardware checks out, then have a software problem that, considering the symptoms this point, will probably require a re-install of the OS. Let me know if you need more info. #1 BuckFuddy, May 29, 2008 Loading...