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## Re: [h-e-w] Emacs 21.2 on Windows XP

 From: Paul Whitfield Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs 21.2 on Windows XP Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 14:14:33 +0800 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

```Jim Philippou wrote:
```
I just downloaded the latest version of Emacs. I'm running Windows XP for my OS on a Pentium 4 w/ 512 megs of memory. I get the following error when the program runs:
```
(C:\Program Files\emacs-21.2\bin\emacs.exe) [2 times]
x-complement-fontset-spec: Wrong type argument: stringp, nil

```
```
I have run emacs on XP (Home) with no dramas.

Try emacs -q

If this works the problem is in your .emacs / .emacs.el file.

```
If this does not work then, I suspect that it does not like a font string in your registry.
```
(From the FAQ)
Registry
```
To change the default font of Emacs frames using registry entries, create a value in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GNU\Emacs:
```
Value Name: Emacs.Font
Value Type: REG_SZ
String: -*-Courier-normal-r-*-*-13-*-*-*-c-*-iso8859-1

I have had a problem when I copied a font string that worked to a
system with a different DPI value.

Find and remove the offending registry entry.

```
```Any suggestions...
```
```
Just those two

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```
Jim

```
```

Regards

Paul

```