after no answers yesterday once again my problem. On starting windows I get the opening screen o.k. but then instead of saying Welcome it says symbols of an upside down L backward C then line and then repeat of the L and C. every thing I go to has the same symbols. When i checked fonts in the control panel the folder was empty yet when i go to device driver and check the windows fonts they are all there,. If I copy fonts from somewhere and place in the fonts folder they go in but when I check again the folder is empty. I`ve run 3 different spywares inc. Zone alarm scan, 3 different virus scans and system restore but everythings still the same. I do not have the Windows XP Home disc just the restore disc which I`m trying to avoid having to do the full restore.