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Computer Screen Off Center, Can't see icons or scroll bar

by sarchjudith / January 21, 2012 3:06 AM PST

I have a PC with Windows XP. Don't know the model number because I can't access the directory.

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Sounds pretty old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 3:08 AM PST

Does the CRT display (you didn't tell) have the usual left-right, and size adjustments?

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by sarchjudith / January 21, 2012 6:10 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds pretty old.

It is old and has happened before. no. CRT is aff center and can't see any of the usual icons: how to find my programs, sign off, etc.

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All the CRTs I owned have adjustments for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 6:55 AM PST

Let's hear what make and model that CRT is so we can go look for a manual.

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(NT) can't access the start icon so can't see how to get that inf
by sarchjudith / January 21, 2012 9:55 AM PST
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No need to access the start icon.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 10:06 AM PST

The adjustments are on the CRT so once we get a make and model for the CRT, someone will note how to adjust that.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2012 5:44 AM PST

Cathode Ray Tube TV/Monitor.

Does your monitor have buttons on it to adjust Left/RIght, Up/Down alignment?

My LCD Monitor has those buttons as well.


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Look at the back of the monitor
by ChuckT / January 23, 2012 7:08 AM PST

Look at the back of the monitor for a brand and/or model number. You don't need the inf data.
By the way, most monitors have a few, to maybe a half dozen, buttons on the front or side of the case. One of those buttons usually is the "self calibrate" (or "auto adjust") button which will usually get all of the sides of the projected image centered on the screen. Try each one of the buttons, it should only take a few seconds per button press to know what each does. It won't hurt.

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