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HELP, how to fix video display?

by mikadu / July 3, 2006 1:33 AM PDT

My son recently loaded a game on my computer. When he exited the game, the computer shut down. When the computer restarted my screen had black around the edges and everything I view is bigger. I know this has to do with my video display, but I don't know what drivers I need or don't need. I tried removing drivers I don't need, but I only have 1 eligible to remove, and I'm afraid I might need that one. I have a Gateway computer and run Windows Millennium. Is this something I can fix myself??

perplexed in PA

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by colbox98 / July 3, 2006 1:47 AM PDT

The game probably reset the resolution of your screen for game play and did not return it properly.

I would first try to right click on your desktop, in the pop up menu select "properties" and your Display Settings menu should appear. Select the "Settings" tab from the top right of the menu. There should then be a scroll bar for "Screen Resolution." Try selecting a higher value. If it says "600 X 400" then try "800 X 600" or something higher until it looks like it did before. If this does not fix your problem, repost and we can try to figure it out further.

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THANK YOU JOSHMAN5 !!!!!!!!!!
by mikadu / July 3, 2006 2:05 AM PDT
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PERFECT!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for caring enough to help other people! (those of us less computer savy)

I'm sure the guy at our local computer shop could have told me that on the phone, but he wanted me to bring my computer in, run a virus scan and charge my at least $60!

THANKS AGAIN JOSHMAN5!!

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Happy to Help
by colbox98 / July 3, 2006 3:16 AM PDT

I'm just glad I could help. Happy computing!

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