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Missing fonts, how do i replace?

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When I browse the net a number of websites show up with the wrong font.
Some are almost unreadable.

How can I discover what font is missing and what do I do to fix it?


Ill upload a pic to help.


Edited by jayjay23, 13 January 2010 - 05:50 AM.

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I'm having somewhat of the same problem, where websites appear to be abnormally bold. Even in
winamp there is Italic text for the playlist entries. I had a short fix to it when I just changed
the color scheme and restarted (at least I think thats what did it). Then I turned it on this morning
and it's back to bold/italic text :/

I've heard that some fonts could possibly be corrupted and to somehow replace the "normal" ones like
Times New Roman and the Arial font. Although I haven't tried it yet, maybe trying to replace the fonts
would work? Or possibly try the color scheme change.

One more question, is this on Windows Vista or Windows 7? What version do you have? (Home Premium,
Professional, etc.)
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im on vista 64 home premium.

Have you discovered an answer?

Im surprised nobody has posted a solution..

Anyone able to help?
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:) jayjay23
Please don't bump your own topic. Anyone who can help will think you are getting help and may not look at your topic.
Try the following and see if it resolves your issue.
Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.

If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK

Navigate to the following key:


You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!

Thanks to Broni for the instructions

Revised and Simplified:

Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

- Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
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