dektop icons get larger on boot up?

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stocker340

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Hello all!

I have this weird problem with xp home.
When i turn my computer on the desktop icons get larger then they should be.
I change the setttings to make them the right size 800X600 res and they stay that way until I restart the comp again and they are large again.

Any Ideas??

Thxs again all

Dale
 

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if your resolution is being changed, then you most likely need an up-to-date video drivers. Usually cures the resolution issue.
 
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does the resolution change also? if not, go to desktop properties, appearance, choose icons and change the size. that should keep them the size you want.

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MILOMORAI - FYI:

He/She said that they needed to change the settings to 800x600, meaning that the computer is starting at 640x480 resolution, hence it's a graphic card issue. The icon size changer would not be the logical choice.

STOCKER:
I forgot to mention that make sure that under Monitor in the Device Manager, it says Default Monitor or SVGA 800x600 monitor.
 
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oops, my bad-left my head on my other set of shoulders.

your problem is caused by the fact that windows is using a default monitor rather than the specific one that you have. did your monitor come with any software? if not go to system properties>device manager>monitors and right click on it , choose 'scan for hardware changes'-windows might be able to pick up the brand/model of the monitor.
 

stocker340

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I have had xp on it for almost a year then this started?
Maybe the card still??

Thxs
 
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