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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by taneiko, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. taneiko

    taneiko Thread Starter

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    Only on my profile (administrator) I am missing the use of 1/4 of my screen.
    See attached screen shots.

    A window opened at its maximized setting doesn't open to cover the left side of the screen. Also, desktop icons "disappear" on that side. Kind of reminds me of a black hole. If I move an icon fully to the left it vanishes, but returns at some point.

    I can go to Full screen view from IE and Mozilla and have use of the entire display, but not with other program windows such as WS Word. I have checked the display settings, I have gone to the windows classic display. Something changed on the display (maybe by a 5 year old playing switch-a-roo with my icons?). Please help.

    Thanks, Tatia


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  2. TekTime

    TekTime

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    Strange problem. Have you tried "Safe Mode" to see if the problem occurs there?
    Have you tried uinstalling and reinstalling your video card in device manager?
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    To uninstall:

    Start>
    Control Panel>
    System>
    Hardware Tab>
    Device Manager>
    Double click Display Adapters
    Right click your adapter (ie Nvidia Graphics controller)
    Click "uninstall"
    Restart your computer


    Post back if that doesn't solve the problem.
     
  3. taneiko

    taneiko Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. Although I did use your suggestions, I randomly figured out that it was a recently installed AIM program. Uninstalling it did the trick. Thanks for your time.

    T. Gibson
     
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