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lindseywayne

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Well is there anyone who can help me with this same problem, mine is maybe a little more complicated. I only have gateway recovery disk with windows xp media center 2005 it came preinstalled with my gateway laptop. I have tried all of the other solutions given, however i might note that when I remove the disk from the recovery disk from cd rom drive my computer does note recognize any other drive or any other cd in the cd rom drive. I have tried to copy / expand to another disk but it still doesn't work.

Problem: missing or corrupt file \windows\system\vgaoem.fon


Solution: ????????

Thanks!
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ultimateslacker2

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If you do not have a real xp disc, and if you have a floppy drive , follow this method by microsoft to make bootable disks

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994
IF not, you will need to obtain a CD from someone.

When you get that settled, follow the guide here to repair your missing file.

http://support.micro...om/?kbid=315338
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lindseywayne

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i HAVE A WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL EDITION, IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH?

Thanks for the quick reply.
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Thats great! We got something to work with here.

Here are microsofts directions from the link I supplied for you.

To resolve this issue, use the Windows Recovery Console to extract the Vgaoem.fon file from the Windows XP compact disc to the Windows\System folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For more information about how to do this, please refer to your computer's documentation or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP compact disc into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When the Press any key to boot from CD dialog box is displayed, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP compact disc.
4. When the Welcome to Setup screen is displayed, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, select the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
7. At the command prompt, type map, and then press ENTER.

Note the drive letter assigned to the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP compact disc. It is displayed in a format similar to the following:
D: \Device\CdRom0
8. Type the following line, and then press ENTER (where CD-ROM drive is the letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP compact disc, and drive is the letter of the drive on which Windows is installed):
expand CD-ROM drive:\i386\vgaoem.fo_ drive:\windows\system
For example, type the following:
expand d:\i386\vgaoem.fo_ c:\windows\system
Note the underscore character after the "o" in "Vgaoem.fo_".

You receive the following message:

Vgaoem.fo_
1 file(s) expanded.


9. Type exit.

The computer restarts.
10. Remove the Windows XP compact disc from the computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then start the computer normally.
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Did you read the Microsoft article on this?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315338

Heres where you can get the file.

http://Golden-Triangle.com/vgaoem.fon

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