Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:37 PM
Small Basic installs on my Win XP SP3 system, but doesn't display readable characters. Only little boxes in place of characters. Here's a screen capture:
I've tried re-download, reinstall, etc. And no useful feedbackfrom the SmallBasic forum. Some kind of fix is needed.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:51 AMThere was a problem a while back. See the thread here. Unfortunately, this problem was never solved. Maybe some of the suggestions will help you.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:10 PMNothing useful was suggested there. Still looking for something.
Monday, September 26, 2011 12:13 PM
What language are you using? Your desktop capture doesn't provide enough information...
Monday, September 26, 2011 2:29 PMWhat language am I using for what? My question starts out,"Small Basic installs on my Win XP SP3 system . . .". Is that what you mean? Or are you referring to something else?
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:07 AMOwner
Friday, October 26, 2012 12:27 AMAnswerer
This is a tough problem. First, I would try uninstalling and reinstalling .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and doing the same for Small Basic.
If that did not solve the problem, I would start Windows Setup from the CD-ROM (make sure you use an SP3 CD-ROM to avoid mismatching OS files) and repairing (not reinstalling) XP. If you do not have ans XP SP3 disc, you can use slipstreaming to make a Windows XP SP3 disc using a an XP/ XP SP1/ XP SP2 disc. (http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd).
If that still fails, I would have to take to the last resort and format and reinstall everything. However, that is only a last resort and should not be taken lightly.
Hope that helped! Good luck and feel free to post more updates / questions here.
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Friday, October 26, 2012 5:18 AMThanks - I posed the question over a year ago, but I've moved on to Python since then . . .