For the past month or so, after working on my computer for some time, my arial fonts seem to disappear. Web pages that use arial load as blank in IE 6 and 7 (I removed IE7 hoping this would help, because it happened shortly after I downloaded it, but it didn't work), and in Firefox they load using a weird font that's difficult to read. I've been able to fix Firefox so that I use a different font (in this case Arial Narrow) to load all of my pages so I can read them, but when I need to open a PDF document that uses Arial it loads blank. Adobe then gives me the error message: "cannot display Arial MT"
If I open Microsoft Word when it's doing this, under the menu for fonts, the space where Arial should be is blank. Documents that use Arial appear blank as well. In Windows Media Player and other programs that use Arial for the titles on their tabs (for example, "Library" in Media Player) load blank.
In the Windows login page, my password appears in straight lines instead of circles
If I restart my computer when it's doing this, it will work normally (loading Arial fonts just fine) for a little while, but it always starts up again. I've updated my Java, but I'm wondering if this has something to do with that.
Could someone please help me? Norton says I don't have a virus, and I've run regular Adaware scans.
Here are some screenshots, thanks to anyone who can help!
Edited by Ains, 16 January 2007 - 10:34 PM.