". . . projects everything works fine until I reboot and then up pops "FROOTS"."
Michael, I missed that on the first reading. If the FG program works fine immediately after installion - including report writing- it looks like the Roots Font is being substituted for in the boot up process.
Where that would be in Win XP I have no clue. (Probably Courier from what I read on another site, plus the fact that Courier includes the old Line Drawing fonts used by TMG).
In Win 9x it might be in Win.ini or a config file. Perhaps a FG installed config file is getting missed on bootup. Once again, you might play with the Compatibility in XP. John