vgaoem.fon is corrupt

November 29, 2009 at 06:48:12
Specs: Windows xp
I have been working with this for two days and I doubt there is anything new someone can tell me to help me fix this problem, BUT...even though I have attempted ALL tactics to resolve this, I have yet to be successful. I can't say that any of the things I have tried proved to be wrong, instead my limited knowledge of this type of thing is hampering my efforts. Can someone please walk me through step by step how to resolve this, whatever it takes !

I am unable to start my computer at all, it only leads to an error message saying the the vgaoem.fon fille is bad or corrupt. I am unable to start my pc is the dos-prompt and I have not been able to figure out how to make a boot disc, but I sure downloaded everything and tried. Please help, I don't believe that my hard drive is fried, just messed up the file.

Windows XP on a hp pavilion

Thank you !



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#1
November 29, 2009 at 06:57:13
If your HD is NTFS you're probably stuck with doing a repair.

If so, boot on the XP CD.

If the HD is FAT, you can get a fresh copy of the font off the CD.

Can you not boot in safe mode either?


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#2
November 29, 2009 at 07:00:26
my xp discs are long gone, maybe on or two storage units ago, thats why I am trying to make a new boot disc or whatever I need.

And I am sorry, but I do not know if my hard drive is FAT or NTFS, but I would sure like to know, how can I find out ?

Thank you one million times !

No, I am unable to boot in safe mode, nothing I do with my pc leads to anything but that error message or another restart.


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#3
November 29, 2009 at 07:10:18
Maybe HP help is here ---
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...
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#4
November 29, 2009 at 07:24:58
thanks chuck2, I tried more times than I care to remember to get the dos prompt, following the steps you listed: I do not get the Microsoft Recovery Console, which then tells me to use the discs, which i don't have, which is why i need help !

Thanks !


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#5
November 29, 2009 at 08:11:14
Without a viable XP CD you don't have much room to manuver.

You could put the HD in another box as slave and replace the font file. But if one file went south there's a fair chance others did and you could spend a very long time replacing them one by one.


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#6
November 30, 2009 at 16:18:27
ok, so i have an enclosure unit for the hard drive with the bad vgaoem file, but now my new pc won't let me access it, any help is greatly appreciated.

I really want to save doc's on the drive, got a new pc, but i would also like to fix the vga file and see i can boot the old beast up again. New pc is fast ! Windows 7 not so fond of, miss my xp !


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#7
November 30, 2009 at 16:27:16
"my new pc won't let me access it". Where and how are you trying to access the external drive? Can you see any folders/files on the drive at all? You may need to take ownership of the files/folder. Look at the link below.

http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to...


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#8
November 30, 2009 at 20:19:30
ohill, thank you for the link, that did it ! I am in and I am able to retrive all my stuff ! It took two and a half days, many folk's help (THANK YOU !) two trips to b&h, two trips to best buy, a few coctails and a lot of patience ! now i might fix the original problem and bring this new pc back to best buy, i can't stand windows 7 anyway ! daddy like his XP !

thanks again everyone, definately couldn't have done it without ya !!! thank you thank you thank you !


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#9
December 1, 2009 at 00:22:56
OtheHill,

good shot


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#10
December 1, 2009 at 03:52:31
Thanks

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