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Error on XP SP3 install now error on bootup "VGAOEM.FON" missing or corrupt

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I was updating a computer with windows updates.   XP SP3 failed to download and install correctly so when I canceled it, it took back all the files it downloaded.  Then it said XP may not work correctly.   Well it was right.   When I bootup I get error message "vgaoem.fon is missing or corrupt".   I have tried Repair Console but the file doesn't seem to be there.   I have put the hard drive in as a slave in another computer and ran checkdsk /f to see if it would repair it.    No good.   I really don't want to re-install everything.   Any ideas where I can get this file?   Microsoft help was did not work either.
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(I'd try hopeleonie's method first didn't see his post when i started mine.)
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BUt I am not sure where this file would be in a backup folder?   Can you tell me where to look for that folder and how to extract the file, please.

No, I cannot even get to safe mode, this issue comes up first before I can try to get to safe mode.
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syssolut in the i386 folder (Windows XP cd ect...)
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"I have put the hard drive in as a slave in another computer "
Just get it from the HOST that the Drive is slaved into, and put it in the same folder on the slaved HDD. Just look for c:\windows\Fonts. Keep in mind, I am assuming the other PC is also XP....

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I had to replace the hard drive.   It failed  UBCD testing.  Computer works great.  Thanks

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