You can reduce the number of fonts active on your system by using the Fonts utility in the Windows Control Panel.

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization, and then click Fonts.
  3. Select all of the fonts in the Fonts folder.
  4. Move the selected fonts to a temporary folder on the desktop.
  5. Restart Windows.
  6. Try to re-create the problem in your application. If the problem occurs, it could be related to a font installed by Windows. If the problem doesn't occur, move a small group of fonts back into the Fonts folder, and then restart Windows.


    For instructions on how to check font integrity, see Troubleshoot font problems (Windows).

  7. Try to re-create the problem in your application. If the problem occurs, remove some of the fonts from the Fonts folder. If the problem doesn't occur, add a few more fonts to the Fonts folder.
  8. Restart Windows.
  9. Repeat steps 7-8 until you isolate each problem font.
  10. Delete each problem font from the hard disk and reinstall it from its original disks or CD. If a font continues to cause problems after you reinstall it, then contact the font manufacturer for assistance.

To isolate fonts that are installed through a font utility, see the utility manufacturer's instructions.

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