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Unusual Icons in Windows 8

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Unusual Icons in Windows 8

    Hello, I have an HP touchsmart Laptop with Windows 8.1 OS. And I am having following problem. The search icon (see image) and power option icon in the start page of windows were displayed as boxes. I have also attached a screenshot of the onscreen keyboard (see image) which has similar issue. The image captured when pressed to show the numbers. They just show as boxes shown below.

    I assume that some system font got uninstalled by accidentally. I request the forum to identify what I am missing here. Thanks in advance!!

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Usually happens when the system is shut down without a proper shutdown, and the OS gets a little mangled. Run sfc /scannow and see if that fixes it. If not, you can run the Dism fix. DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Symbol Font is missing in your PC. Download the attachement, extract and right click on the file and select install. Attached Files
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you. sfc /scannow got it fixed!
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