Solved

Parts of XP in foreign language

Posted on 2010-08-26
6
329 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Morning all:

I have a laptop which was infected with a computer virus.  While going through my standard routine to get rid of it, I noticed after one of the reboots the windows firewall and security center were now in arabic.  Or some kind of foreign arabic looking language.

I'm not sure how that happened as it was in english before I started.

I attached a picture, sorry it is crude...off my cell phone camera.

This is running XP Professional, so I used the user media and repaired windows back to SP1a, and it looks like after reloaded the service packs it is still in some foreign language.

Any ideas on how to reset this all back to english?

Thanks!
IMG00245-20100825-1921.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:mrjking2000
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Darksquire
ID: 33531197
In Win XP, to change the keyboard languages and layout, click Start , then choose Settings, Control Panel, and Regional and Language Options. Click the "Languages" tab, then the "Details" button, the "Settings" tab, and the "Add" button. Now choose an input language from a long list. ( IF the "Input language" is English (United States), the US-International English keyboard can be selected by checking the "Keyboard layout/IME" box and choosing it from the list.) Click the ok button to close the Input window. If the added language is a permanent choice, be sure to click Apply to finish the process
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Brian Pringle earned 250 total points
ID: 33531399
This is a problem with missing fonts.  You can copy the fonts from another computer to this one.  

Copy the contents of the C:\Windows\Fonts folder to the new one.  You have to actually open that folder and drag the fonts into the folder for them to get installed.  Then, restart the computer.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mrjking2000
ID: 33531681
alright, I actually did both of these suggestions, and I am still stuck with the same gibberish on the display.  That didn't seem to help, although a bunch of fonts were indeed missing.
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Darksquire
Darksquire earned 250 total points
ID: 33531736
Start>Run>type cmd>sfc /scannow

This will require your Windows CD and will scan your computer for missing items that are normally installed by default. When it finds things out of place or missing, it will copy them over from the CD and repair it for you.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mrjking2000
ID: 33531832
oh geez, the one thing I hadn't think to run yet today.  I will run that now.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mrjking2000
ID: 33538746
well the SFC found some errors, but I still had the problem, so I copied the fonts in again...and this time I didn't get any errors while copying fonts.  So I'm going with SFC fixed the issue which allowed me to copy fonts...which fixed my problem.

Thanks folks!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Seperate Windows 7 Purchases or Volume License... 13 210
Can I use memory from Lenovo T430 in an IBM T61 3 84
Compatiable modem 2 63
Windows XP under Hyper-V Server 2016 15 149
There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.11.1, …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question