System font changed everything to windings cannot read anything - AT ALL!!
Posted on 2005-04-06
I have a computer that someone appears to have messed up.
Windows XP Home Service Pack 2
When you startup the system as soon as windows loads ALL the text on the system is in symbols, think its the windings font.
I cant read anything at all, so find it practically impossible to navigate the system to troubleshoot and resolve.
I can work out getting the command prompt up and this appears in plain simple english and readable! But practically everything in windows is screwed!!!
I want to re-install the system, but need to copy stuff off the drive - which due to the problems with the font I'm stuggling to do anything!!!
I have removed the disk from the machine and plugged into another, I can read most stuff on the drive ok but cannot access certain users doccuments and settings as access is denied!!
I then plugged back into other machine and managed to switch of passwords for all the users, plugged back in other machine but still getting permissions errors!!
Can anyone help me!!!!