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Metro Icon Glitch, Please Help

  1. #11


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yeah I have the ISO, will just reinstall it tomorrow, good thing I didn't install all my programs yet. Thanks for trying to help anyway.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Have you run SFC? open up an elevated command prompt and type sfc /scannow
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  3. #13


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 Pro


    Click image for larger version

    This is what I get, what should I be looking at when I open that file? its 3mb in notepad so that is a lot of lines.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Look for Error messages.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    I think I fixed it (I also had this problem)... As I found out, icons in the modern UI or Metro or start menu or whatever you want to call it (microsoft critical ones) are stored as a font. Upon noticing this problem I was also able to remember I did a full cleanup post install (which is habit) with CCleaner by piriform.


    Sooooo... It must not know yet that something it thinks it needs to remove is a critial cache file or something used by this icon font to run this system. I will not use it again until it's updated a few times.


    Now... I fixed this by copying every font from my fresh windows 8 install on my laptop (because I have NO IDEA which font these icons are in), and then pasting them all into c:\Windows\Fonts. After a reboot my mail, and everything else I had noticed are back and no longer just circles or squares...


    If anything this will help other people with this problem fix the issue a little easier, and not have to reinstall their whole system.


    My advice to those who are not able to do what I did is to goto a futureshop, or big box laptop/desktop sales store with a USB key and just copy the fonts from there and then go home. If you live close to one, or are near one one day, or there is one near work this can solve you hours of headaches or additional work.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lostmile View Post
    I think I fixed it (I also had this problem)... As I found out, icons in the modern UI or Metro or start menu or whatever you want to call it (microsoft critical ones) are stored as a font. Upon noticing this problem I was also able to remember I did a full cleanup post install (which is habit) with CCleaner by piriform.


    Sooooo... It must not know yet that something it thinks it needs to remove is a critial cache file or something used by this icon font to run this system. I will not use it again until it's updated a few times.


    Now... I fixed this by copying every font from my fresh windows 8 install on my laptop (because I have NO IDEA which font these icons are in), and then pasting them all into c:\Windows\Fonts. After a reboot my mail, and everything else I had noticed are back and no longer just circles or squares...


    If anything this will help other people with this problem fix the issue a little easier, and not have to reinstall their whole system.


    My advice to those who are not able to do what I did is to goto a futureshop, or big box laptop/desktop sales store with a USB key and just copy the fonts from there and then go home. If you live close to one, or are near one one day, or there is one near work this can solve you hours of headaches or additional work.
    I have to install Windows 8 onto my aunt's laptop, so I will copy the folder from that and hold off doing scans or I will just untick Fonts.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    yeah man, and just copy her fonts and you'll fix your system.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lostmile View Post
    yeah man, and just copy her fonts and you'll fix your system.
    Still doesn't work and for some reason all of them wont copy over
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  9. #19


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8 Pro


    OK, I've got it to work now. At first I copied all the fonts onto a USB stick, but it seems like it didn't do all for some reason, so I just put the fonts folder into the Homegroup and installed them all from there.

    Thank you all for your help.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 3
    Windows8 Pro


    Hi there Guys.

    I had this problem, the font family you need is "Segoe ui" Just put the family back in the fonts folder and you are done. Hope this helps.

    Please see the two images below.

    John
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