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My elderly mother got a message that the file vgaoen.fon is missing or corrupted. Her birthday is tomorrow and she is very upset is there anything I can do to fix it for her tonight? She doesnt know where her disk is .. I am running xp too but dont know how to help her.
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Hopefully it is vgaoem.fon

http://support.micro...kb/315338/en-us

You can use any same version as is installed XP CD
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the problem is my computer is being bought from one of those rent to own places. They dont give you a disk when you rent it. Can I get the file from my computer and use it on hers?
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Try to borrow an XP CD because even if you get a copy of the file the problem is as much about getting the other PC to start

An outside chance is this

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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That file is in the I386 folder on the CD and gets expanded during install. I doubt that you or your mom have a I386 folder in your comp. Normally it is not there. Can you borrow a CD from a friend? It would need to be which ever version you are running (home or Pro).
Found this link. READ HERE.
He also has a link to the file you need.
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thank you so much for trying to help. We finally took it in to our repair guy and it turned out she had gotten a nasty virus. Thank you guys so much though for trying.

Edited by JustanIrishLass, 03 May 2007 - 11:04 AM.

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