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

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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*** Hopeleonie ***Connect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
interesting article:

did you try = Step 2: Replacing the file from a backup folder?
DatedmanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you boot in safe mode?  If so, can run sfc /scannow to check system files and replace them, you'll need your XP install disk if it wasn't installed from the hard disc (some manufacturers ship w/the install files on your disk instead of CD.)
(I'd try hopeleonie's method first didn't see his post when i started mine.)
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johnb6767Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Try c:\windows\Fonts, on the machine that the hdd is slaved into.... Replace it to the same location....
syssolutAuthor Commented:
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.
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
syssolut in the i386 folder (Windows XP cd ect...)
"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....
syssolutAuthor Commented:
I had to replace the hard drive.   It failed  UBCD testing.  Computer works great.  Thanks
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