Solved The login screen's text is replaced with symbolsc cant login

July 28, 2015 at 07:37:33
Specs: Linux
Hi everyone, I started up my Samsung laptop and at the login all text was replaced by these weird symbols the only thing that looked normal was my account picture, I can't login because of this. I tried getting to the bios screen at the start but I have a broken laptop screen and use a hdmi cord to my tv there fore won't bring anything up untill it gets to the login screen....I'm stuck any suggestions?

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July 28, 2015 at 07:57:29
Did you try connecting another keyboard?

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July 29, 2015 at 00:21:56
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Did this happen after an update or failed update? That seems to be the most common precursor. And it's windows 8 and not linux, right?

The usual solution is to do a system restore, usually from command prompt. Some info on that here:

I'm not sure if your external monitor will be a problem in your being able to see the boot menu screen.

Or, if you don't mind losing all your files you could do a factory reset where your OS reverts to the way it was when it left the factory. You'd need to consult your laptop user guide to see how to do that.

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