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    Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

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    by popjam ·

    How do I correct the problem when win98 starts to come up it stalls. Look at the bootlog txt and notice I had Load failure= (font)and error #.

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    • #2673635

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by dklippert ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      I’d suggest starting Windows in Safe mode.

      “Font Failures
      After you first start Windows, the Bootlog.txt file may list many font load failures. This behavior is typical. When Font Manager searches the hard disk for fonts, it may find fonts in several folders. After Font Manager finds fonts, it records the information so that future attempts to locate a font proceed more quickly.”

      Possible corrupted font. Can you do a reinstall?

    • #2673628

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by wcp ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      This may occur when the Font folder is missing, removed, or corrupted.

      To resolve the problem, refer to the following site.

      http://tinyurl.com/yt7g

    • #2673410

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      my suggestion would be to replace the fonts file. You can do this at the command prompt from a boot floppy, or recovery console.

    • #2671809

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by its_reflexed ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      Err Msg: Error Loading GDI.EXE. You Must Reinstall Windows
      Applies To
      This article was previously published under Q146904
      SYMPTOMS
      You may experience either of the following symptoms:
      When you start Windows, you may receive the following error message:

      Error loading GDI.EXE. You must reinstall Windows.
      When you start Windows, it may stop responding (hang). The Bootlog.txt file shows a “loadfail” status for all font files.
      CAUSE
      This error can occur if the Fonts folder is removed from the Windows folder.
      RESOLUTION
      To resolve this situation, use either of the following methods.

    • #2671808

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by its_reflexed ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      Method 1
      Reinstall Windows.
      Method 2
      Boot the computer with a Windows 98 Startup disk with CD-ROM support. (Or, choose Command Prompt Only from the Windows 95/98 Startup menu if you have real-mode CD-ROM drivers installed, or if you have a copy of the Windows source files on your hard disk).

      NOTE: These instructions assume that your CD-ROM drive letter is drive D and that Windows is installed in the C:\Windows folder. If this is not the case, adjust the following instructions accordingly.
      Windows 95
      Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:
      md c:\windows\fonts
      attrib +s c:\windows\fonts
      extract /a d:\win95\win95_02.cab *.fon /l c:\windows\fonts
      extract /a d:\win95\win95_02.cab *.ttf /l c:\windows\fonts

    • #2671807

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by its_reflexed ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      Reboot the computer. If the Fonts folder exists, just use the extract commands to extract the fonts into the folder.
      Windows 98
      md c:\windows\fonts
      attrib +s c:\windows\fonts
      extract /a d:\win98\win98_22.cab *.fon /l c:\windows\fonts
      extract /a d:\win98\win98_22.cab *.ttf /l c:\windows\fonts

      Reboot the computer. If the Fonts folder exists, just use the extract commands to extract the fonts into the folder.
      Windows Millennium
      md c:\windows\fonts
      attrib +s c:\windows\fonts
      cd\windows\options\install
      extract /a win_17.cab *.fon /l c:\windows\fonts
      extract /a win_19.cab *.ttf /l c:\windows\fonts

      MORE INFORMATION
      The Fonts folder contains TrueType fonts (files with .ttf extensions) and Raster fonts (files with .fon extensions). Raster fonts are bitmap fonts supplied in different sizes for specific display resolutions. If the .fon files are missing, Windows cannot load successfully.

      NOTE:The “error loading GDI.EXE” message may only flash for an instant, followed by the “now safe to turn off your computer” screen. This will behave similarly in safemode. Therefore, the “error loading GDI.EXE” message may not be noticed.

      Accordingly, the bootlog.txt is the best resource to determine that the fonts folder is the problem.
      The information in this article applies to:
      Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
      Microsoft Windows 98
      Microsoft Windows 95
      Last Reviewed: 4/30/2001 (1.0)
      Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB146904

      Also Try Going Into MSCONFIG Utility Via Going To Start/Run
      And Type In
      MSCONFIG
      And Go To The Startup Tab And Disable All The Startup Programs This Might Help
      Also Check The Registry (regedit) in startup also

    • #2671236

      Reply To: Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

      by popjam ·

      In reply to Font ‘s Loading on startup win98 failure

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