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Windows 7: Frequent FNTCACHE.DAT corruption

29 May 2011   #1
bitingsock

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Frequent FNTCACHE.DAT corruption

My FNTCACHE.DAT file gets corrupt everyday, making many programs (DirectVobSub, Chrome, Notepad) unable to correctly display almost all non-roman characters. This is remedied by deleting said file and rebooting. However, I am wondering if anyone else has had this frequent problem and learned to fix it. It is very annoying now...


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31 Oct 2011   #2
Ender102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, this happens to me as well. Any clue as to what keeps corrupting it would help, it has been driving me crazy.
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01 Nov 2011   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I'd suggest you both launch an elevated command prompt and run "sfc /scannow" to see if any corruptions in the system files are found.
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03 Nov 2011   #4
Ender102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
I'd suggest you both launch an elevated command prompt and run "sfc /scannow" to see if any corruptions in the system files are found.
Thanks, I tried this and it seemed the only "corruption" it found was with the theme manager dlls like uxtheme.dll because I had a custom theme and theme manager set up. I realized though, after thinking about it, that maybe that's what was causing the FNTCACHE.DAT corruptions anyway, so I've tried without the custom themes for a while and so far it hasn't happened again. (although it's only been one day)

It could happen again, though. Previously this issue only happened every once in a while and restarting would fix it, but more recently it seemed to suddenly be permanent, unless I deleted the FNTCACHE.DAT file manually, or changed my locale which I believe does this anyway.

If it happens again, I'll reply this thread. Thanks again
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03 Nov 2011   #5
Ender102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sigh, nevermind I spoke too soon......I booted up my computer today and checked and Japanese characters were squares again......
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