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29 May 2013   #1
d4nnyb

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
help with my text turned into boxes...

hi my english text has turned into boxes instead.. never seen this before. can anyone tell me how to fix it. already looked in regional settings and it's set to English (UK). See screenshot. Thanks




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29 May 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I have never run into that before either.
Have you tried another browser, Firefox, I.E.?
Does this happen with other programs?
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29 May 2013   #3
d4nnyb

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

yes it happens in a lot of things... its not just a browser problem. when i click start and type in run it comes up the same.. some windows text is like that too. boxes instead to text

Don't know whether it's related but Kaspersky 2013 is reported to be turned off in security centre. even though it is fully operational and on-line. clicking turn on in security centre does nothing.
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29 May 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

safe mode same problem?
clean boot Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup same problem? (revert back to normal boot afterwards)
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29 May 2013   #5
d4nnyb

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Fixed it.
I Changed My System Locale to US and restarted.
Then changed back to UK and was solved..
Thank you all for your help. :)
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29 May 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Good thinking d4nnyb. Glad you got it fixed and posted the cure. The cure may help others.
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