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Dell XPS 730 - I changed a setting, can you help?

by Mauidan2 / March 1, 2011 4:37 AM PST

I was bored yesterday, so I decided to check out some of the programs that I have never opened before. Somehow I managed to change what I am guessing is a setting, now all my text has changed and looks kind of washed out. Webpages do not display the text properly, email and everywhere there is text on the computer is affected. But, videos (utube, etc) are fine.
So, I was messing with "snipping tool" "ease of access center", "Maginfier" among a few others. But I think changes occurred (not sure) after the Magnifier was opened as Icons where mysteriously moved on the desktop and the icon text changed into what appears to be some bold font text.

I did not want to start making any changes without consulting a higher power.

Do you have a solution? Thanks, Dan

I have a Dell XPS 730 - i7 - 965 @ 3.2 Ghz - bit

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(NT) Why not System Restore to yesterday or the day before?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 5:43 AM PST
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Tried that
by Mauidan2 / March 1, 2011 6:07 AM PST

I tried yesterday using a restore point of 1pm the same day, then 1pm the day before and a got a nag screen both times after reboot stating system restore was unable preform or something to that effect, it had a detailed answer I didnt check, shall I try it again and post the detailed answer?

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Tried again going back 3 days: results
by Mauidan2 / March 1, 2011 6:21 AM PST
In reply to: Tried that

System Restore did not complete successfully.
Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.


An unspecified error occurred during System Restore.

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by Mauidan2 / March 1, 2011 7:14 AM PST

I was able to disable my Norton AV, thats why I was unable to affect a Restore.
The Restore corrected my problem. Thank you for responding as that made me revisit the eventual fix.

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Next Problem
by Mauidan2 / March 1, 2011 7:27 AM PST
In reply to: Suscess!

I am going to post another issue, keep an eye out for it.
Regarding "no signal detected" this computer is starting to lose signal to the monitor intermediately it happens every morning at boot up and lasts for about 20 minutes.
Wondering if its a temp problem or if something is going out.

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Thanks for the update.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 7:32 AM PST
In reply to: Suscess!

Yes, Norton does interfere with SR. I've bugged Symantec for years about that with no effect.

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