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Windows 8.1. Letters look strange, how I fix this?

  1. #1


    Finland
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1.

    Windows 8.1. Letters look strange, how I fix this?


    Greetings. I cannot enter in Windows, because of strange/odd letters in beginning of starting the computer. When I start CPU and put power on, there is "Acer" as usually, but then there is blue background, and odd letters. I cannot choose, because I dont understand.

    Previously I tried to make CPU faster, but I did some misstake here. I need to get files from CPU and as poor in computers I dont have code for Windows 8.1. Click image for larger version

    I have no idea how to start to fix this.

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  2. #2


    Will you show us the whole screen? That will help us understand better. If you mess with the systems settings WITHOUT knowing what you're doing, that will mess everything up. It's either malware or a virus because this is abnormal. Contact ACER if you can only get to that screen.
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  3. #3


    Finland
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1.


    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    Thanks. There is no more than that what you see in first message at pic 1. In second picture, first in this message, you can see blue screen where place for password at up little bit righ. Then you can choose small icons from right and left. When you choose left, you see pic, where is 3 switch buttons. ( second pic in this message). There I found for example keyboard for mouse. When you click icon on down right you can see 2 options. Well.

    Strange thing is this that I can operate, but letters are wrong. I think this is some kind of place for repair?
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Someone/Some program changed your system fonts to WEBDINGS or WINGDINGS iconography font.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    wrong language setting or wrong font selection
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  6. #6



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    to find out how to change them read this thread you'll probably need a second computer so you can navigate.
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  7. #7


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Try refreshing the Win8 install on your machine
    See: Refresh Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Finland
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1.


    I get this CPU to my friend to save files and called Acer to get Win8 disks. Thanks for you all. IŽll wait couple days for now...
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by tuppi00 View Post
    I get this CPU to my friend to save files and called Acer to get Win8 disks. Thanks for you all. IŽll wait couple days for now...
    You can download a create your own windows 8.1 set media (link in sig below) from any pc
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