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Deleting corrupted fonts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Loriatti, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. Loriatti

    Loriatti Thread Starter

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    Anyone ever come across a font that was corrupted and wouldn't let you delete it or reinstall it? I tried cutting it and that didn't work either. It just says cannot delete file. Cannot read from source file or disk. I can delete other fonts though and this one looks italic when it shouldn't and the size is 0k so I know it's messed up. I also tried deleting it in DOS and to no avail. I ran a chkdsk /r and that came up clean. I even installed Font Agent and ran it and it found no corrupt fonts. I tried digging it out of the registry and it's not there. The font name is SNBC____.pfm I believe it came on a floppy with a printer. Anyone got an idea? I've done some searching but can't come up with anything promising. This is on Windows 2000. Thanks for any help. :)
     
  2. vesselle

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    that is something i haven't ever run into before.
    all i can think of is that the PFM extension is indeed a font. adobe, iirc. when you did your registry search, did you search for Hex: 00 01?

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  3. PlatinumDrag

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    Have you tired reinstalling the printer floppy if you feel thats where it came from try again might of just been buggy the first time.
    Otherwise go in through safe mode and delete it from your font list.
     
  4. Loriatti

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    I had tried reinstalling from the floppy but it would never finish. I went into safe mode and tried deleting but got the same msg. I then tried deleting from a command prompt in safe mode and it accepted the command and gave no errors but when I refreshed it was still there. I tried on last time out of utter desperation and it worked! I have absolutley no reason why it worked but it did and then I was able to reinstall it. Thanks for the suggestions!! :)
     
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