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My Desktop Off-Center

My desktop is centered off to the left bottom leaving a lot of blank area in the top right. I have attempted changing the display settings all kinds of diffrent ways. For the kicker, after I play with it for so long, the problem is corrected and remains that way until the PC is rebotted. After rebooting, it goes back to the way it was? I don't know what exactly I do that causes the problem to go away as it happens randomly. Last night I downloaded and installed some Active X desktop updates, and it got better. This morning, it is back where it was.
Any idea? I have an IBM Thinkpad with 2000 OS.

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(NT) (NT) I suspect the video card. Can you try another one?

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Most modern monitors have a different set of "remembered" centering adjustments per each screen resolution and screen refresh rate. That is why you can change either of those and then re-adjust the monitor again and it does NOT affect your settings when you revert back to the prior settings.

So, I suspect that something might be changing one of those two settings (and my guess would be the refresh rate) and you aren't aware of it. You then make the adjustments (once again) and later things go off-kilter again.

Of course, perhaps your monitor is not "remembering" what your desired settings are. Perhaps there is a monitor selection (the buttons on the monitor) that you need to force to "remember these are MY DESIRED centering adjustments when you go to that screen resolution/refresh rate."

Oh, by the way, some monitors can not adjust to center on certain resolution/refresh rate combinations. Keep that in mind. If so, then you either live with that, or not use those resolution/refresh rate combination, OR get another monitor.

Just a guess. Good luck.

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