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fix resolution on HP Compaq (Windows Vista)

by Smolderbox8 / February 1, 2011 5:55 AM PST

I have a compaq presario CQ60, running Windows Vista. My wife recently borrowed the machine to play a DVD. For some reason, the screen resolution is now off - all my desktop icons looked large & fuzzy. I've tried changing the resolution, but it still doesn't look quite right. Can anyone give me some guidance on putting the display back to its original settings? Much obliged!

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Do You Know What the Original Settings Were?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 1, 2011 10:12 AM PST

If your computer is the standard 15.6 display screen, the native resolution is probably 1366 X 768 (or possibly 1024 X 768). Have you tried setting it to either of those yet?

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Seems to have helped
by Smolderbox8 / February 1, 2011 8:51 PM PST

No, I don't know what the settings were originally, but setting the resolution to 1360 X 768, and the scaling to "maintain aspect ratio" seems to have done the trick. I'm guessing that whatever DVD my wife played reset the resolution, and then my machine failed to return to its original settings. I also learned that she had my machine hooked up to an external monitor at the time, which, I suppose (?) was part of the problem. Either way, thanks!

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If The External Monitor Was Set To Primary..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 1, 2011 11:25 PM PST
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...then you may need to reset your main screen back to being the primary dispaly.. Open the Display settings and look to the monitor settings.. Make sure your main screen is set as "Primary".

Hope this helps.


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