windows font changed to marlett

  darthballs 13:54 19 Apr 2009

on laptop given to me, it had a virus and changed all the windows fonts to marlett, so everythings pretty much unreadable!! i managed to get to check where the fonts would be through control panel, internet options, and there are no fonts there!! help!!

  rawprawn 14:09 19 Apr 2009

I found this on Google it's worth a try but you didn't say which OS.
1. open your control panel by click start and then control panel.
2. open your fonts cpl applet.
3. right click in a blank space and left click on "install new font."
4. use the folder window in the bottom left and direct it to C:\windows\fonts
5. select all fonts in the top window and tell it to install the fonts.
6. optionally, you can hold down "Y" on your keyboard to answer yes to all questions about replacing fonts.

If you have your fonts windows open behind this, you should see activity as fonts are removed and re-installed.

Update me on whether or not this fixes your issues please. :)

  rawprawn 14:11 19 Apr 2009

Click the Start button, and then click Run.
Type fontreg in the Open box, and then click OK.
In Control Panel, double-click Fonts.
On the File menu, click Install New Font.
In the Folders box, select the folder that contains the TrueType fonts (usually Windows\Fonts).
Click Select All, and then click OK.
If your documents are not printed as you expect, remove and reinstall the appropriate printer driver.
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  darthballs 14:14 19 Apr 2009

sorry, its xp professional

  darthballs 14:24 19 Apr 2009

i selected all the fonts, clicked ok, but for each font, it says that the font is already installed

  rawprawn 15:08 19 Apr 2009

OK two other things to try. First a system file check
Go to Start> Run and type sfc /scannow and hit Enter (watch the space between sfc and /) you will need your XP disc
If that doesn't work I would suggest a Windows Repair, that way you won't loose any data, but you will need to update XP
click here for instructions

  rawprawn 15:09 19 Apr 2009

You don't need to email me, just post your answer here, and then others can see and perhaps help.

  rawprawn 15:21 19 Apr 2009

Also, are you sure your machine is clean? Download, update and run click here

  Sea Urchin 15:31 19 Apr 2009

Download and install TweakUI - select Repair option then Repair Font Folder

click here

  rawprawn 15:36 19 Apr 2009

Good idea.

  Graphicool1 15:37 19 Apr 2009

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