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System font "glitched" and cant get it back to normal...

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    System font "glitched" and cant get it back to normal...


    Hi everyone,
    I was playing with some screenshot maker software and I was setting some shortcuts. I unfortunatly pressed Alt+Shift+Printscr and the Windows' theme changed to High Contrast. When I pressed the shortcut again the theme changed back to normal, but the system font kindof "glitched" and I cant get it back to the default one.

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    What shall I do?

    Thanks
    HRoland

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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    And i just discovered that all of my fonts suddenly disappeared...
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  3. #3



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Oh you got webdings. try rebooting. If that doesn't help, try a Proper Power Reset:
    (Step 1) Shut down and power off the computer.
    (Step 2) Once the computer is powered off, unplug the power cord. If it is a laptop also remove the battery. It is important that any way for the system to keep getting power is unplugged or unhooked.
    (Step 3) With the power cord unplugged and the battery removed (if you have one), hit the power button a few times as if you are trying to turn on the computer. When you do this and the computer tries to turn on, all the electricity is drained out of the system.
    (Step 4) Plug the power cord back in and reinsert the battery (if you have one) and turn the computer on.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Oh you got webdings. try rebooting. If that doesn't help, try a Proper Power Reset:
    (Step 1) Shut down and power off the computer.
    (Step 2) Once the computer is powered off, unplug the power cord. If it is a laptop also remove the battery. It is important that any way for the system to keep getting power is unplugged or unhooked.
    (Step 3) With the power cord unplugged and the battery removed (if you have one), hit the power button a few times as if you are trying to turn on the computer. When you do this and the computer tries to turn on, all the electricity is drained out of the system.
    (Step 4) Plug the power cord back in and reinsert the battery (if you have one) and turn the computer on.
    Erm... I have a laptop with built in battery and if I disassemble the laptop, I lose my warranty
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    OK try opening a admin command prompt and do a system file check
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    if it finds something reboot and run again. If you've never done it before so you know it takes a while to complete. It compares system files you have with what you should have and tries to repair them and a reboot is needed to repair the ones in use when your system is online.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    OK try opening a admin command prompt and do a system file check
    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    if it finds something reboot and run again. If you've never done it before so you know it takes a while to complete. It compares system files you have with what you should have and tries to repair them and a reboot is needed to repair the ones in use when your system is online.
    That didnt work
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