Turned out a new motherboard was required. If it was a Windows issue, it would have been cured by restoring to the factory load but that didn't fix it so they tried another main board.
Acer Aspire Netbook screen not centered on boot.
About one time in ten on startup the screen is shifted far to the left and nothing I can do will get it centered except
to shut off the computernd restart. Even this does not help sometimes. It may take several times to get the screen centered.
The boot screen is when windows tries to load it goes off center.