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My fonts are haunted, they keep changing size on their own... Out of the blue the fonts will get HUGE and unreadable, making most pages too hard to read. In both IE and MSNexplorer. Not all web pages are affected but MOST are. After the first time it happened, about a month ago, I unistalled IE and MSNexplorer and reinstalled them but the problem persisted. The internet was useless, I couldn't read most of the pages so I reformatted my hd and started all over again. That fixed it.. temporarily. About a week later it happened again, HUGE BOLD fonts out of the blue. So, AGAIN I reformatted my hd (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) as it is the only thing that *I* know of that fixes it. So, today, the fonts have YET AGAIN changed size, but this time they are so tiny I can hardly read them. Smaller is better than the giant I suppose...
Any ideas? I have tried changing the fonts prefs in IE options and it doesn't help.
Please help me! :(
 

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Does the font change right in front of you (get larger or smaller as you are sitting there) or are they just different when you open your browser?

As a precaution, I'd run an up-to-date virus scan asap.
 

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Yes run a virus scan & if its ok then update your drivers on the display adapter & monitor in your system device manager.

start/settings/control panel/system/device manager


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Hiya

can I ask a really strange question?

Have you a scrolling mouse?
The reason I say, is that if you hold the CTRL key down and scroll with the vertical scroll wheel, the font will change. This only happens when using a browser.

If not, well, it was a stab in the dark :p

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right after i click on a link, the fonts get partially screwed up, the link i click, for example, i can see has changed size before the new page loads.
i have run mcafee and nav and they both came up with nothing. i have the latest drivers for both monitor and video card
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Not that strange a question, Eddie! That's what I was getting at by asking if the font was changing right in front of him/her.
I questioned myself, however, on that because they said that changing the font setting in IE doesn't do anything (which it should).
 

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Thanks angel

Okay, you say you've run a virus scan. Go here and download Startup Log. There are some virus and trojans that can be undected with AV's. Install and run it, allowing the DOS window to close. Copy/paste the list

http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html

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yep, i do use an optical scroll mouse...:)
and i do control/scroll quite often!
BUT, i have been using this mouse for much longer than i have had this font problem?
 

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For what its worth ... I am having the same trouble too & have been about 6 months...
Nothing I have done so far has corrected this. You constantly have to click on view & reset it. Its the only thing to do when the graphics display will not do as you have set it to do.

I have updated all drivers & monitor drivers too. I still have no idea why its happening.
I even have two different colors on my desktop that changes later after I have rebooted. I have just learned to deal with it.

Savvy :)

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i am not sure what to do with that Start Up Log, i ran it, now what? paste the whole thing here????
Savvylady, what do you mean by clicking on view and resetting it?
 

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Hiya

It will come up as a Log file. Just highlight All and copy, then paste into your reply.

As to Savvy's bit, just click on View then Text Size to change it. This is from your browser

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---------- C:\WINDOWS\desktop\StartUp.Log

Start-Ups checked at 11-12-2001 1:52:17.10p
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StartUp Log for Windows 95/98 - Freeware by rmbox
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Comments:

This is a log of all the programs on your computer that
are starting automatically every time you start Windows.
Using this log can be a quick way to spot trojans.

StartUp Log (version 1.53) - Release Date 8/19/2001

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StartUp Log Index

1. HKLM Run
2. HKCU Run
3. HKLM RunOnce
4. HKCU RunOnce
5. HKLM RunServices
6. HKLM RunServicesOnce
7. WIN.INI file
8. SYSTEM.INI file
9. AUTOEXEC.BAT file
10. StartUp folder
11. All Users StartUp
12. Misc. StartUp Configurations

__________________________________________________________________________
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The following is a list of your current Start-Ups
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1. HKLM Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ScanRegistry"="C:\\WINDOWS\\scanregw.exe /autorun"
"TaskMonitor"="C:\\WINDOWS\\taskmon.exe"
"PCHealth"="C:\\WINDOWS\\PCHealth\\Support\\PCHSchd.exe -s"
"SystemTray"="SysTray.Exe"
"hpsysdrv"="c:\\windows\\system\\hpsysdrv.exe"
"Hidserv"="Hidserv.exe run"
"Delay"="C:\\WINDOWS\\delayrun.exe"

==========================================================================
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2. HKCU Run - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

==========================================================================
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3. HKLM RunOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]

==========================================================================
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4. HKCU RunOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]

==========================================================================
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5. HKLM RunServices - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices]
"SSDPSRV"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\ssdpsrv.exe"
"*StateMgr"="C:\\WINDOWS\\System\\Restore\\StateMgr.exe"

==========================================================================
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6. HKLM RunServicesOnce - Registry

[RegPath]
"StartUp"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce]

==========================================================================
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7. WIN.INI File - (c:\windows\win.ini)

Your win.ini run/load lines should look like run= and load= exclusively.
There should be nothing to the right of the equal signs.

These are the run and load lines in your WIN.INI file

run=

load=

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8. SYSTEM.INI File - (c:\windows\system.ini)

Your system.ini shell line should look like shell=Explorer.exe exclusively.
You should only see Explorer.exe following the equal sign.

This is the shell line in your SYSTEM.INI file

shell=Explorer.exe

==========================================================================
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9. AUTOEXEC.BAT File - (c:\autoexec.bat)

(Some trojans have been known to start from this file)

These are your program startups and set paths in your autoexec.bat file

==========================================================================
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10. StartUp Folder - (c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup)

Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.

These are the shortcuts located in your StartUp folder

*(No start-ups found)*

==========================================================================
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11. All Users Folder - (c:\windows\all users\start menu\programs\startup)

Shortcuts to any program will automatically start when placed here.

These are the shortcuts located in your All Users StartUp folder

*(No start-ups found)*

==========================================================================
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12. Miscellaneous StartUp Configurations

-============================-
Registry StartUp Directories
-============================-

Should show the Start Menu StartUp and All Users StartUp directories

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[1] HKCU - Shell Folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

"Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

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[2] HKCU - User Shell Folders

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

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[3] HKLM - Shell Folders

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders

"Common Startup"="C:\\WINDOWS\\All Users\\Start Menu\\Programs\\StartUp"

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[4] HKLM - User Shell Folders

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders

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-=======================-
Registry Shell Spawning
-=======================-

Open Commands for Executable File Types

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.exe file - RegPath = HKCR\exefile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.com file - RegPath = HKCR\comfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" /S"
(.scr file - RegPath = HKCR\scrfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.bat file - RegPath = HKCR\batfile\shell\open\command)

@="\"%1\" %*"
(.pif file - RegPath = HKCR\piffile\shell\open\command)

@="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\MSHTA.EXE \"%1\" %*"
(.hta file - RegPath = HKCR\htafile\shell\open\command)

-=========================-
HKLM RunOnceEx - Registry
-=========================-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx]

-====================-
StubPaths - Registry (Partial Listing)
-====================-

(Please see the StubPath.txt on your desktop for complete listing)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\msnmgsr1.exe"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\COMMAND\\sulfnbk.exe /L"
"StubPath"=""
"StubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install"
"StubPath"="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\OUTLOO~1\\setup50.exe\" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WIN9X /user /install"
"StubPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\ie4uinit.exe"

-=================-
DOSSTART.BAT File - (c:\windows\dosstart.bat)
-=================-

@echo off

REM Notes:
REM DOSSTART.BAT is run whenenver you choose "Restart the computer
REM in MS-DOS mode" from the Shutdown menu in Windows. It allows
REM you to load programs that you might not want loaded in Windows,
REM (because they have functional equivalents) but that you do
REM want loaded under MS-DOS. The two primary candidates for
REM this are MSCDEX and a real mode driver for the mouse you ship
REM with your system. Commands that you want present in both Windows
REM and MS-DOS should be placed in the Autoexec.bat in the
REM \Image directory of your reference server. Please note that for
REM MSCDEX you will need to load the corresponding real-mode CD
REM driver in Config.sys. This driver won't be used by Windows 98
REM but will be available prior to and after Windows 98 exits.
REM
REM This file is also helpful if you want to F8 boot into MS-DOS 7.0
REM before Windows loads and access the CD-ROM. All you have to do
REM is press F8 and then run DOSSTART to load MSCDEX and your real
REM mode mouse driver (no need to remember the command line parameters
REM for these two files.
REM
REM - You MUST explicitly specify the CD ROM Drive Letter for MSCDEX.
REM - The string following the /D: statement must explicitly match
REM the string in CONFIG.SYS following your CD-ROM device driver.

REM MSCDEX.EXE /D:OEMCD001 /l:d
REM MOUSE.EXE

mscdex.exe /d:IDECD000 /L:M

-=====================-
Screen Saver Settings (Possible system.ini start-up)
-=====================-

SCRNSAVE.EXE=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\BLANKS~1.SCR

==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

- Supplemental Environment Information -

COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM
PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND
TEMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
TMP=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
winbootdir=C:\WINDOWS
windir=C:\WINDOWS

File - c:\windows\deletefi.ini

==========================================================================
__________________________________________________________________________

- End -
 

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Thats correct... on your IE browser click view then text size.


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Okay

I've had a look and I've seen this

File - c:\windows\deletefi.ini

Now, I have just read here http://www.roninsg.com/winhard1.htm

Two hazardous INI files WININIT and DELETEFI WININIT.INI and DELETEFI.INI are two files that may be in your systems area and are a backdoor to systems actions such as modify the registry, delete files, change files, run programs, ...
In ordinary operations, explicitily unless you have just genned the system or made a major modification these files should not exist. If they do exist and you have not installed something, kill them.
I'll doublecheck on this, don't do anything yet.

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I have both the accessibility opts in IE turned off, and the option in my control panel is uninstalled. but that is what it looks like to me, huge fonts for someone with REALLY poor vision. (well now it looks like fonts for someone with really good vision, as i can barely read them.)
so my start up log looks ok?
i dont know what else to do now! :mad: I guess I could get used to reformatting my hd every week...
**this is probably unrelated BUT maybe there is a slim chance it's not: about the same time this first happened, one of my other networked boxes mobo went nuts and stopped recognizing its nic (or ANY nic i tried to put in it). is there ANY chance one problem could possibly be related to the other?**
Thanks!!!!!!!
:(Kelle
 

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I know you mentioned way back in the beginning "I have tried changing the fonts prefs in IE options and it doesn't help." Does that help temporarily? Meaning, when you set the font size, does it change it right away but then the fonts change again later?
 

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Changing the IE fonts prefs doesn't seem to help at all. Temporarily or otherwise. :(

You guys are so helpful, I really appreciate all your suggestions, I wish I had found this place a long time ago!
:) Kelle
 
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