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Extended Text Mode 73h on Does Not Work with Japanese Windows XP

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When you use extended text mode 73h with on your Japanese-language version of Windows XP, you may receive garbled characters on the screen.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   ---------------------------------------------------   15-May-2002  16:23  5.1.2600.45  395,264  Ntvdm.exe				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 320171 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 21:38:19 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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