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When you upgrade your Microsoft Windows 98-based computer to Windows XP, you may receive an error message similar to the following when you restart your computer after Setup completes:
Windows could not start. The following file is missing or corrupted \windows\system\vgaoem.fon.
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
This behavior can occur if the Vgaoem.fon file is missing or damaged.
To resolve this issue, use the Windows Recovery Console to extract the Vgaoem.fon file from the Windows XP compact disc to the Windows\System folder on your computer's hard disk. To do this, follow these steps:
For additional information about the Recovery Console, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/EN-US/ )Description of the Windows Recovery Console
307654For additional information about how to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup issues, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console for Windows XP
310064For additional information about Windows XP Setup, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Setup Problems When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306824/EN-US/ )Release Notes for Windows XP Setup Contained in the Home.txt File
286463For information about how to contact your computer manufacturer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286463/EN-US/ )Release Notes for Windows XP Setup Contained in the Pro.txt File
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