Your reinstallation probably did not have the correct drivers for your video display device. If you know what video card you have, you should be able to get the latest drivers on the web. Check in your Control Panel under System. Go to Hardware and then Device Manager and look for Display adapters. Click there and see if it mentions a specific device. If it does not, part of your problem is that XP does not have the correct drivers so has loaded a generic one that has limited function. Still, with the correct driver, you need to set your display resolution and refresh rates. Your monitor itself should have some controls to adjust the display size. The first step is to know the display device and get the proper drivers for it. Post back what you find and good luck.
I've just completely wiped the hard disc and installed windows xp professional on my computer. But now the screen image seems to come up to small and no longer fills the whole monitor screen. It leaves large black margins above and on either side. Can anyone help me on how to fix this?
Also, would it be related to a box which keeps popping up which says
HF: 31.5 KHZ
VF: 60 Hz
I am fairly new to IT and to this site, so just warning you that I won't understand many technical words.
I hope someone can offer some solutions. Thanks in advance.