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Buttons symbols missing

Posted on 1997-04-22
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Can anyone tell me why (and how to fix) a W95 computer that
has replaced all its buttons (close,minimise, question, resize,
etc) with oval blobs. The "blobs" change colour as they are pressed.
I have tried running the repair options from TweakUI and altering
the display properties but with no joy.
Many thanks
Brett Laniosh brett@g4nzk.demon.co.uk
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Billy G earned 100 total points
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This may look like a dull answer, but the easy way is reinstalling Win95. I managed to get my buttons replaced by ASCII's once (because I installed over 3000 fonts at a time - Win95 didn't like that - maybe you did something similar ?), and I tried to fix it for weeks, had experts look at it, nothing...
Reinstalling the thing isn't hard and doesn't screw up much of your settings.
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I DID try re-installing W95 but the problem remained!
Even to the point of noticing "blobs" on the set-up
window!
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Having re-formatted the drive and reinstalling the buttons are back to normal!
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by:Billy G
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Sorry for not really elaborating on what I meant: you need to lose the fonts (in my example anyway), because Win95 doesn't delete them upon reinstall. Reformmating your drive helps you get rid of most of those problems of course :).
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