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Display Properties freezing when pressing "Apply" and/or "OK"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WWEFreak666, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. WWEFreak666

    WWEFreak666 Thread Starter

    Apr 18, 2007
    My computer illiterate uncle's computer is acting odd. Well, at least the display properties is. Every time he tries to apply or even press ok, the display properties window freezes, no matter which tab he goes and what he changes. The computer itself does not freeze and every thing else is perfectly able to run without any harm when the display properties window is frozen. What I noticed (and he didn't) was that after a certain amount of minutes (around 3 or 5 minutes) the display properties becomes unfrozen and you are able to fully operate the window without any hassle.

    When I end tasked the display properties, it said that Rundll32 has ended or whatever (the usual thing it says).

    What I found odd is that when he would change his resolution, the background would practically cut in half. One part (usually the top) would stay the normal background picture and the other half of the picture would turn black.

    I've never really encountered this problem before.

    For extra info: he's using Windows XP.

    Thanks. :)
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