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Windows XP doesnt recognize fonts


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wnphil

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Hi,

I downloaded a screensaver from download.com - didn't like it - uninstalled it and used ad-aware to get rid of trash left on the computer. told me to restart to get rid of everything. was working so left it for later.

when i did restart, the fonts on the splash screen to log on to my account had changed to symbols. i logged on then tried to do a system restore, but the computer said it couldn't do it. i tried several restore dates - to no avail.

nothing has changed on the computer except the fact that there are no fonts - except the system fonts - i've tried to add fonts into the control panel fonts tab - but when i restart the computer - they disappear.

i work at a university in thailand, when i asked the computer guys here - he tried to "fix" the problem - but he obviously didnt. he said that there had been a change to the registry somehow.

CAN ANYBODY HELP?

your help much appreciated
thanks!
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admin

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Try Tweak UI for Windows XP. It has an option to repair the fonts folder.
http://www.microsoft...s/powertoys.asp
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Thanks for your reply - tried it, but TweakUI didnt work.

Guess i have to resort to the System reload disk?

what a pain in the proverbial!
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For a further reference
Try addind dates so when you do restore you will
have dates near that you can restore to. I reccomend wone every two weeks
or when you add major hardware or software
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Thanks for the advice!

I'm doubly cautious and set a restore date every 3-4 days, just in case......
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