Warning boxes in german! Everything else in english

Hi All,

Hoping someone can help me out. I have a mate who is having a weird problem.

In june he bought his pc from a large store, it came pre-installed with XP and is registered to himself. He`s updated various patches/fixes automatically.

Bizarrely, whenever he gets a warning message in accessories programs, for example going to close notepad it`ll ask you first if you want to save unsaved work, it`ll normally ask "do you want to save changes". His says "Anderungen in untitled speichern".

Everything else is in english - menu options etc. Why this is in german is unknown!

He only used notepad and paint last week and so has only just encountered this strangeness.

Has anyone any thoughts? I cant find any record of viruses that cause this. Has anyone encountered something similar? Would there be any quick fixes, changing files or swapping dll`s?
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Greetings, thecyke!

There are 3rd party programs which translate Notepad fromEnglish to German. Check in your Program Files or Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, and uninstall the program.

Best wishes, war1
my guess is some program replaced some VB controls
have him run sfc
Maybe problem related to windows update (wrong update installed).
Chek Add/Remove programs for recently installed updates, it's possible that a german patch is installed insted of english.
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Try this:
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
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Under Language for non-Unicode programs, change the language selection to match the MUI language.
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Thanks, war1
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Comment from gemarti Date: 11/08/2003 10:58AM EST is a standard fix to this problem.
Thank you.
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