Windows XP font problem

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So my grandson did something to his XP pc that caused the fonts to be
unreadable. They look like symbols or wingdings. Interestingly, I can the
stuff that is standard in Windows but cant read anything in the dropdown
boxes. I have no idea what he did to cause it and I have no idea how to
revert it back to normal windows font. I tried to do a system restore but of
course that didnt work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
sharkman


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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Not sure if it will work for you but ....

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    #249 Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma


    "Sharkman@comcast.net" <sharkman@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:WMadnW8rkLMHRv7cRVn-uQ@comcast.com...
    > So my grandson did something to his XP pc that caused the fonts to be
    > unreadable. They look like symbols or wingdings. Interestingly, I can the
    > stuff that is standard in Windows but cant read anything in the dropdown
    > boxes. I have no idea what he did to cause it and I have no idea how to
    > revert it back to normal windows font. I tried to do a system restore but of
    > course that didnt work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    > sharkman
    >
    >
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    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    thanks, I'll try it and let you know..

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    sharkman

    Taurarian wrote:
    > Not sure if it will work for you but ....
    >
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    > #249 Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma
    >
    >
    > "Sharkman@comcast.net" <sharkman@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:WMadnW8rkLMHRv7cRVn-uQ@comcast.com...
    >> So my grandson did something to his XP pc that caused the fonts to be
    >> unreadable. They look like symbols or wingdings. Interestingly, I
    >> can the stuff that is standard in Windows but cant read anything in
    >> the dropdown boxes. I have no idea what he did to cause it and I
    >> have no idea how to revert it back to normal windows font. I tried
    >> to do a system restore but of course that didnt work. Any
    >> suggestions would be appreciated. sharkman
    >>
    >>
    >> --
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