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My laptop made everything very large

My Laptop went crazy and everything is very large. I placed a folder on the keyboard and wrote on it. When I removed it everything was much larger on the screen.

I went to a site to see why this happened and was told to go to Device Manager and remove Video Controllers and I did that but when I reopend the comp, it asked for disks and I put then in but it can't find them. When I go to the Device Mananger, Under Network Adapters there are 3 yellow question marks: Other Devices, Video Controller, Video Controller (VGA Adapter) . I am using Windows XP.

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Computer Help - Large

I have a Toshiba Laptop Satellite A105-S4074. I tried the discs that came with it but the comp did not find what it wanted.

Do you happen to know why everything got larger?

Thanks so much!

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(NT) Try System Restore to before this happened.
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hhmm. I don't know how to do that.

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system restore

All Programs --- accessories-------System Tools---------System Restore.... Choose a restore point from before problem occurred and follow directions.

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System restore

OK I tried it for Friday and it didn't work so I switched to Monday (I was sure it started later in the week). It went through what looked like System restore, but when it re-booted and started a window came up saying it could not restore it and gave no reason.

Could it be becuase of the yellow question marks in the Devise Manager?

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Safe mode

Try system restore in safe mode.
Turn off the computer then turn it back on.
Before it can boot up start tapping the f8 key on the keyboard.
The screen is going to look different, but that's normal.
From the choices that come up, arrow up or down and choose Safe mode and hit enter.
Navigate to the system restore like you did before and try that.
Choose a date about a week before the trouble started, just make sure the date on the calender is in bold.

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Safe Mode

Thank you so worked and I thought I was going to loose all my emails but that didn't happen!

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Your Welcome

Glad that worked for you.
You won't lose any files doing a restore, only added software and some things that are causing problems.

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