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Text is gone in all Windows 8 parts

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Text is gone in all Windows 8 parts


    Hello,

    All the text is gone in my Metro menu, in the settings et cetera.
    When I go to my Desktop, it all works fine. So only the parts that are new in Windows 8 don't work.
    I can't do a refresh either, because there's no text and I can't see what I'm clicking on.


    http://i46.tinypic.com/ndlugy.png --> here you can see my settings menu. I know I have selected General in the menu on the left, because I know it comes sixth in line (in the menu), but on the right I can't see what I'm doing or clicking on.

    http://i49.tinypic.com/66aemv.png --> here you can see my metro menu. All the text is gone (I can't even watch the clock), but the images are still there.

    So does anyone knows how to fix this?
    Thanks very much in advance!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Hi,

    Try opening an elevated command prompt then run this command: sfc /scannow

    Install latest video card driver for your card.

    After those are done, reboot. If that doesn't fix it, recommend clean install.
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  3. #3


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    On the desktop, from an elevated command prompt, i.e. as admin from the rightclick menu in the bottom left corner or hotkey combination win+x, run the command:

    sfc /scannow

    to run the system file checker - it sounds as if you may have corruption in your system fonts.

    If that does not work, the system may require a Refresh.


    PS: GMTA, GMAN, LOL
    Last edited by fafhrd; 16 May 2012 at 16:18. Reason: postscript
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I thought of you immediately with this. Maybe you can tell him the correct font to put in the folder, if neccessary? I think you mentioned the name of it once.
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  5. #5


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Not the Seguisys.ttf - I think that is safe, since the tiles are showing the correct symbols - sfc should deal with it.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I'm now running sfc!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    http://i46.tinypic.com/208jzb6.png <-- too bad, no violations found, as you can see from the image.
    And fafhrd, how should I run a refresh? I can't see what I'm clicking on, if you'd like to take a look at this picture:
    http://i46.tinypic.com/ndlugy.png
    here you can see my settings menu. I know I have selected General in the menu on the left, because I know it comes sixth in line (in the menu), but on the right I can't see what I'm doing or clicking on.

    (I've posted this in my first message)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Not the Seguisys.ttf - I think that is safe, since the tiles are showing the correct symbols - sfc should deal with it.
    What do you mean with Seguisys.ttf? Is that a sort of font? Because when I go to my fontmap, it isn't there ..
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I think I found it! Segoe WP is used as a font in Windows 8, but that font isn't in my fontmap at all!
    So i'm going to download that, and then it should work, shouldn't it?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    It worked! Thanks for your help!
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