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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the Windows folder.
You may notice one or more of the following symptoms:
The registry key that lists TrueType fonts may be damaged or missing.
To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method:
Use the Fontreg ToolRunning Fontreg.exe adds a registry key that allows the installation of TrueType fonts. To run Fontreg.exe and install the fonts, follow these steps:
NOTE: The Fontreg tool (Fontreg.exe) is not included with Windows NT 4.0. To use this tool in Windows NT 4.0, copy the Fontreg.exe file from a Windows 95/98-based computer.
Edit the Fonts Registry KeyWARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 95/98 or Windows NT. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat) before you edit the registry.
To replace a missing or damaged Fonts key in the registry, follow these steps:
Note that Windows 95/98 has a limit of approximately 1000 fonts.
For additional information about this font limitation, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : TrueType Font Limits in Windows 95
Article ID: 133732 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.3