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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by vonstinkel, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. vonstinkel

    vonstinkel Thread Starter

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    Hi. Things are really jammed on my Lenovo Laptop (with Windows Vista). Yesterday I downloaded a font from a "free"-font website. I followed their instructions but I must have done something wrong. Because the result is that my Windows/Font window is stuck on the screen. I can't close it, or minimize it or do anything with it. The other windows that I had previously minimized down to the bottom bar are stuck, too. I can't shut the computer down properly, or reboot properly. Here's what I was doing when this happened. I had downloaded the new font folder to C:\Windows\Temp. To get this folder to Windows\Font I dragged it from Windows\Temp to Windows\Font. When I let up off the mouse button, a one inch vertical line appeared there and everything froze. I can access all the programs that are on the desktop, and I was able to get online to contact you. But other than that it's froze-up. My husband said hit the Escape button, but I don't want to try anything until I hear from you. Besides, I don't really know what the Escape button does. THANX!
     
  2. crazlunatic

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    The only reason why I think that could have happened was that that was a bad font file. If you just turn off your computer without going to start menu and shutting it off proplery, when you turn it on, it should let you go to last known good configuration. select that option and you should be fine
     
  3. vonstinkel

    vonstinkel Thread Starter

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    Someone advised me to use the ALT+F4 keys at the same time, and that worked. Everything is running fine now. As for the font being a bad file, I don't know for sure. I did go to another font website and downloaded the same exact font with no problems whatsoever. I guess it's just a situation of PC user vs. a computer smarter than me!
     
  4. eugene2k

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    Probably just a bug that made explorer freeze. Quite normal for Windows, really :)
     
  5. crazlunatic

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    I can't believe i didnt think of that... glad to hear you fixed it
     
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