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some of the text in a windows 2000 machine shows up as symbols

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I have a windows 2000 computer that has a unique problem. The problem is that in some things like display settings controle pannel options,error messages,login  this thing showes up in a symbol type text  I cannot figure out how to change this  PLEASE HELP I cant even read what is in the my computer properties
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Question by:fitzsurfs
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    by:dreamcomputer2000
    check display properties, appearance tab, advanced button, check for symbols or wingdings or such as the choosen font for the various items, this may be difficult if you can't read the text, may be helpful to borrow a win2k notebook so you can go through the same steps at the same time and read the options on the notebook

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    by:paraghs
    Right click on your desktop. Click on the last menu item (Properties).

    In the new window, click on the third tab (Appearance).

    The top drop down box is "Scheme". Try changing this.
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    by:1stITMAN
    Are you sure u are using the correct language settings..
    Start --> Settings --> Control Panel  --> Regional settings
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    by:fitzsurfs
    Thanks for all your help I have tryed all of your tips and the only thing that seemed to work was doing a repair reinstall
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    by:1stITMAN
    So u have solved ur problrm then...
    Post in the support forum and ask for refund of ur points if this is the case..
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    PAQd, 200 points refunded.

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