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Error: Assertion "status == 1" failed at line 149 of file "..\sym\ntfont.c" Marker Pallette

Error Message

This error occurs when attempting to load a point theme or do anything that would require using a marker from the marker set:

Assertion "status == 1"
failed at line 149 of file "..\sym\ntfont.c"

Cause

The marker palette is empty or your ESRI fonts are corrupt.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Fonts.
  2. Double-click the Fonts folder.
  3. Cut the existing ESRI fonts.

    Note:
    There are 9 fonts installed with ArcView GIS.

  4. Create a new folder in Windows explorer.
  5. Paste the ESRI fonts into this new folder.
  6. Click the 'Install New Font' option under the File menu in the Fonts folder.
  7. Reinstall the fonts from the folder you copied them out to.
  8. Reboot your machine to see the effects of this process.

    Note:
    If this is not resolve the problem, you may need to install a set of ESRI fonts from another machine.