How to do system file check in Win98SE

  Nick052 19:10 04 Feb 2005


What do you type at the Run prompt to do a system files check in Win98SE?

Seem to recall you can do this.

I think Ive deleted some of my Windows fonts by mistake and I wanna check they're all there.


  VoG II 19:11 04 Feb 2005


but I don't think this checks fonts.

  Nick052 19:23 04 Feb 2005


Yeh didnt seem to check fonts.

Anyone know of a program that checks for missing fonts?

  csqwared 19:47 04 Feb 2005

Don't know of any programmes to check what's missing, but if it presents a real problem there's a couple of things you might try. If you restart in a DOS window and type scanreg/restore you are presented with the last five "good" boot ups(?), that may restore the fonts if one of them is prior to your "mistake" ;)) or, if you have the setup CD, just install over the top of the existing prog and all the fonts will be replaced.

  JIM 19:54 04 Feb 2005

How to Restore the Windows Default Fonts.

click here;en-us;234749


Step 3: Extract the Original Windows Fonts to the Temporary Folder (you may only need to go to the following and extract to your original font folder.

Extract /a /e D:\Win98\ *.ttf /l C:\Windows\NewFonts <ENTER>

link incase it dont show as click here.

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join up copy paste.

  Nick052 20:12 04 Feb 2005


Will try that sometime, should work.

  woodchip 20:19 04 Feb 2005

Just put Win98se disc in and run setup it will reinstall fonts. Turn of AV before doing the above

  Nick052 23:00 05 Feb 2005


I followed the instructions given by JIM and its now fixed.


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