Solved strange symbols and charactors on my computer

September 9, 2011 at 11:07:43
Specs: Windows XP
even my start button and clock turn into these symbols..

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#1
September 9, 2011 at 15:35:57
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Try System Restore, I have had good results using in Normal or Safe Mode, different to Last Known Good Configuration in Safe Mode.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...
http://bertk.mvps.org/index.html
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode...
System Restore is accessed the following way:
1. It's a good practice to shut down all other applications before using System Restore, as it requires a full-system reboot to complete the installation. Connecting to the internet is not required, however. So shut all applications. Then click "Start."
2. Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Then the program will load.
Or,
If System Restore doesn't work in Normal Mode, it might work in Safe Mode.
Toggle F8 or Press Ctrl ( depends on your comp ) during bootup ( just before, verifying DMI pool, message comes on )
Select Safe Mode.
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...
How to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449


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#2
September 10, 2011 at 22:43:12
thank you so much john! i tried system restore and it wouldnt do it..got some error message..and no matter which day i selected ..either in sept. or august it wouldnt let me do it...but i will use your links! thanks again!

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#3
September 11, 2011 at 00:54:39
"got some error message"

Any error messages you get breezey, write down the EXACT message & then google it.


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#4
September 11, 2011 at 09:26:19
will do john...thanks again...your help means a lot!

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