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My screen (still) comes in sideways.


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01-May-2008, 09:19 PM #1
My screen (still) comes in sideways.
This problem actually started last year, after this board helped me with a spyware infection. One out of every 3 times my computer boots up, the screen comes in rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. To fix it, I right-click the desktop, go to "graphics options," go to "rotation" (which is, BTW, the only option there, which is kind of suspicious), and click "normal." I didn't really pay this mind because I was in college classes and had bigger problems than a 10-second fix. Also, trojan/virus searches didn't turn up anything. I'm starting to think it's not spyware, but a setting that got fudged after fixing up the spyware infection from last year that's doing this.

Not a real problem, but one I want fixed if the answer is easy.

My computer is Dell Dimension 4700 desktop with Windows XP (w/SP2).

My graphics card is Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family. I know that's weird, but I copied it from a diagnostic tool. The computer's processor is an Intel Pentium 4.
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02-May-2008, 07:27 AM #2
press ctrl alt then the up arrow. Ctrl alt and down arrow makes it upside down and ctrl alt and left or right arrow puts it on its side.
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02-May-2008, 11:54 AM #3
This is consistent, and it goes beyond ctrl fixes.

Also, none of those work.

This time, after setting the screen to normal, The desktop display was a little too small for the monitor and I had to make it bigger. What setting in windows, when hit like this, would flip the screen?
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08-May-2008, 08:15 AM #4
Sorry to bring this back up, but I figured it was better than starting a new thread on the same thing.

I've figured out that it was the Intel chipset's graphics driver program doing this. I went into it through graphics options (right-click on desktop > graphics options) and turned "allow rotation" off.

But now every time the computer boots up, it's in 800x600 mode. I switch out of that with Windows. Is there any way to "cut off" this Intel Program from editing the desktop look? I was fine with the way Windows did it.
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