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

Posted on 2004-10-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
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
Question by:fitzsurfs
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    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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    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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    Expert Comment

    Are you sure u are using the correct language settings..
    Start --> Settings --> Control Panel  --> Regional settings

    Author Comment

    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
    LVL 19

    Expert Comment

    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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