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Disabling Adobe Type Manager from Windows
Article ID: 69692 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q69692
While troubleshooting problems with Microsoft Windows, you may need to disable Adobe Type Manager (ATM) from Windows, as explained in this article.
Also, while in Microsoft Word 2000 and scrolling through the font preview you may get an illegal operation error:
. When you attempt to restart Windows, your computer may stop responding (hang).
Winword.exe caused a GPF in ATM32.dll
The procedures in this article resolve these behaviors.
When ATM is installed, it modifies the SYSTEM.INI file by changing the SYSTEM.DRV line and adding a new line.
To ensure that ATM is not running, the SYSTEM.INI file should read as follows:
NOTE: You can also deactivate ATM by commenting out the two lines below the [Boot] section shown under "Example." To comment out these lines, open the file in a text editor (such as Notepad) and type a semicolon (;) at the beginning of each line. To reactivate ATM, remove the semicolons.
ATM may also modify the WIN.INI file to add fonts to the Hewlett-Packard (HP) printer sections for each HP printer installed under Windows. Commenting out the lines that start with "softfonts=" disables the ATM soft font information for that printer.
Some versions of ATM (2.5x) add the following lines to [drivers] section in the SYSTEM.INI file:
NOTE: You must exit and restart Windows before any changes to the SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI FILES can take effect.
A vendor independent of Microsoft manufactures Adobe Type Manager; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
To deactivate ATM in Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Windows Millennium Edition (Me), perform the following steps:
Article ID: 69692 - Last Review: January 18, 2007 - Revision: 1.4