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  1. Carolinamom1

    Carolinamom1 Thread Starter

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    My son loaded a game disc on my computer last week. Since then the appearance of my desktop and web pages, etc. have been messed up. I have gone into the appearance tab on my desktop and have gotten it reasonable, but still, I can't get everything back the same in web pages. The pages are so large that I have to scroll to the right to read them. Everything is too big and it is a pain.

    Where are the settings for this and what happened to everything?

    I am using Windows 98, I.E. 6.0.

    Thanks,
     
  2. golferbob

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    goto your control panel- display settings-advanced. you can set your size here.
     
  3. Carolinamom1

    Carolinamom1 Thread Starter

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    Have been under the general tab (and all tabs) and cannot find anything that resizes my screen (on all applications). There is a font drop down list under general but it is grayed and I cannot use that.

    This may be stupid but I honestly need to know exactly what to do - thanks.
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    Hi Carolinamom1

    Have you tried uninstalling the game that caused the problem to see if that corrects it?

    Have you tried a Scanreg /restore to restore the Registry back to before the game was loaded?
     
  5. cybertech

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    In IE, Have you checked view, Text size?
     
  6. kilowatt1

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    :) Right click on an empty spot on your desktop. Click on Properties. Click on Settings. What is the "Screen Area" setting?
     
  7. Carolinamom1

    Carolinamom1 Thread Starter

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    I have uninstalled the game but have not tried restoring the registry which may be my best bet (need walk thru).

    Screen area settings are 640 x 480. I had already tried changing that and it just made everything not fit the screen.

    Thanks to all who are helping.
     
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    Hi,..keep tapping f8 on start-up..into safe mode...at command prompt..type..scanreg/restore
    Choose date just before your problem..not the oldest..
     
  9. golferbob

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    iam running win98se and use high color 16 and 800-600pixels.
     
  10. cybertech

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    I'm thinking it may be the actual monitor controls you need to change. Do you have some horizontal and vertical settings buttons?
     
  11. ee plum

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    Hi,
    Hope I'm in the right place.
    My web pages are also too large (ie the word 'yahoo' takes up half the screen, and my toolbars take up the other half. I have tried changing the text size, but this does not help. (This happened after I had to restore my computer back to factory settings per microsoft instructions). I was able to change the size of my desktop icons, but not the web pages.

    thanks!

    I am using XP and high-speed cable
     
  12. golferbob

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    you should have started your own thread. maybe one of the pros will move it. i run win98se so iam not sure on your settings but you can goto the control panel-display-settings and change them .
     
  13. ee plum

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    Sorry about posting in the incorrect place, but thank you...
    it worked!
     
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