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Windows 7: My fonts turn to gibberish

31 Aug 2010   #1
cbrodish

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 
My fonts turn to gibberish

Oh gosh, my fonts suddenly turn into gibberish while typing. Happens in outlook, word, typing on the internet -- anywhere. I have to shut down the pc and reboot. This is beyond frustrating. Anyone else have this problem - and how can I fix it?
Thanks


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01 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Run a full anti virus scan

Download and run malwarebytes. Do the full scan and update before using. Scan should take about 90 minutes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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07 Sep 2010   #3
cbrodish

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 
Still have the gibberish problem

I have noticed that if I leave the computer on and don't do anything for a while it will just start with the gibberish again.

I did run Maleware...3hrs long...and nothing! I have run every virus/spyware/etc... I have and they turn up nothing!

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07 Sep 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

OK lets get more specific. Gibberish, what does that mean? Give me a screen shot. Is it a language that does not use American Letters?
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07 Sep 2010   #5
cbrodish

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 

If I want to type..."I have a problem with my computer." It may start looking like this: " h owon a oieiju hfhglsi ieur oerl" In other words, the letters change into meaningless jumbles of letters.
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07 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Test with an another keyboard
Update the keyboard driver. Go to device manager and then keyboard and then driver. Go to company website not the automatic update.
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07 Sep 2010   #7
cbrodish

Windows 7 professional x32
 
 

I went eventually to the HP site and it said it does not have drivers for my HP Pavillion dv2000 because I run Windows 7.
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07 Sep 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Get an XP or Vista driver and run compatiblity mode.

Compatibility Mode
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