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screen rotated 90 degrees-help!

by fanuminski / October 17, 2004 4:04 AM PDT

After starting up, my desktop is rotated 90 degrees.
I have turned my monitor sideways to accomodate it.
I can't figure out how to correct it. Under settings -
Nview (Nvideo desktop manager) under "hot keys" -display mode, it lets me add a "hot key" to rotate
display 90,180,270 degrees, but after adding and then
trying it, nothing happens.
I'm running windows 98 on a 4 yr old Dell.
Any help is appreciated -thanks

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Re: screen rotated 90 degrees-help!
by Kees Bakker / October 17, 2004 4:26 AM PDT


There is no such setting in Windows 98, as far as I know, so it is either the monitor (unlikely) or the video driver (likely) or the video card playing games with you (unlikely).

I should try another monitor (or this monitor on another machine), just to be sure. Then, if changing the settings of the videodriver doesn't help, delete the video card from Device Manager, reboot and do a fresh install. It will start with defaults, and that's surely not a rotated screen. Be sure to have the original driver at hand, or you'll end up with nothing (i.e. the default VGA driver).

Hope this helps. Post back if necessary.


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by Michael Geist / October 17, 2004 6:44 AM PDT

turn back the clock in the registry by using scanreg/restore from MSDOS mode.

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Re: Or....
by fanuminski / October 17, 2004 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Or....

Mike - I did finally restart from an earlier
registry -unfortunately, it was 4 months ago -
before I got DSL, and it took me a while to reconfigure
to get back online. My question now is, once I get
everything back to where I want it, how do I backup
my system in the scanreg/restore to a current date?
The ones that I had to choose from were from June.

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To enable a daily backup of the registry ...
by Kees Bakker / October 17, 2004 4:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Or....

configure scanreg.ini as described in

The resulting backup is a file in c:\windows\sysbckup (by head, so better check). You can have 99 of them, but scanreg /restore will only show the oldest 5. It's best to keep it to 5 (so you can go 5 days back) and make a monthly copy with Explorer elsewhere (so you can go back 1 or more months if really necessary).

Hope this helps.


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Re: screen rotated 90 degrees-help! (Nvidia)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2004 7:03 AM PDT

The hotkeys may or may not work. I'm finding many reasons (including spyware) so you should try the menu items rather than the hotkeys.

At worst you have to remove the Nvidia drivers and reinstall such.


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Screen image rotated
by MaartenS / February 21, 2005 5:56 PM PST

Try typing <CTRL><ALT><up arrow>. This will set the screen orientation back to normal. If you want more detail, follow the following sequence:
Control-Panel,Display,Settings Tab,Advanced Box,Intel extreme graphics,Graphics Properties

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Thank you for screen rotate: a 2009 Merry Christmas
by snoopyhund0 / December 25, 2009 7:25 AM PST
In reply to: Screen image rotated

Thank you for the CTRL-ALT-uparrow to rotate the startup image by 180deg. Yes, a long time since you suggested the cure; Dr. the cure works. i.e. Our old ME desktop rotated startup image is now normal.

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Thank you!
by ogscorpion / February 23, 2013 7:14 AM PST
In reply to: Screen image rotated

This saved my butt today!

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