Open Save As dialog boxes display text in a foreign language

When you open an application, say WordPad and attempt to save a document, the Save As dialogs prompt are in a different language than English. Or, only an underline and question mark will be seen. (_________?)

This happens if the file MFC42LOC.DLL is present in the System32 folder. To resolve the problem, rename the file MFC42LOC.DLL present in the C:\Windows\System32 folder (for Windows 2000/XP systems) and C:\Windows\System (for Windows 9x systems)

The above applies to the following products: