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keefe24

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guys..i am having a problem with my monitor.. for some reason, there is suddenly a black bar (about 1 inch) arond the edge of the desktop that won't go away.. i was playing a new game and think that it somehow changed the settings...is there a way to fix this..can i restore the monitor setting to default somehow...hopefully this makes sense..thanks.
 
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Do you mean all the way around, if so then has your monitor got on screen menu buttons - if yes then you can increase the viewable screen by adjusting the vertical and horizontal screen settings.
 

keefe24

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i changed the vert and horiz setting and it took away the black bar but everything still looks a little off.. i think the new game i was using change a setting somehow and i can't find it.
 

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Go to Control Panel -> Display -> Settings. Adjust the resolution and color depth to what you want - probably 1024 x 768 and 32 bit color.
 
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Somewhere in the game, you should be able to change resolution and/or bit depth. Play around in Display Settings and your monitor settings until you get it back to the original form.
 

keefe24

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i tried all of those suggestions already. Nothing has helped. Oh well, if you think of anything else, please let me know.
 
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Do you have another monitor to try on this computer to see if it's the monitor causing the problems?
 
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What video card are you using and what was the game that you think caused the problem.
 
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