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Screen Area Small - 1/4 Of Screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lmckivison, May 6, 2002.

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  1. lmckivison

    lmckivison Thread Starter

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    I'M RUNNING WINDOWS 98 WITH AN ATI VIDEO CARD. I HAVE A 21" MONITOR. WE HAD A POWER SURGE THE OTHER DAY THAT BLEW OUT MY APC/BACKUP, BUT DIDN'T SEEM TO HURT ANYTHING ELSE. SINCE THEN MOST OF MY GAMES RUN IN A SMALL SCREEN WITH ABOUT 2-3" OF BLACK AROUND IT. I CAN'T SEEM TO MAXIMIZE IT. I REINSTALLED WINDOWS, I'VE CHANGED SCREEN SIZE, TRYED CHANGING REFRESH RATE, AND NOTHING HELPED. ALL MICROSOFT PRODUCTS RUN JUST FINE. PLEASE HELP!

    THANKS
    LMCKIVISON
     
  2. Rikku

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    Have you tried your monitor's on-screen controls? They let you set screen position and size.

    If so, I would say the power surge affected something else besides your UPS.
     
  3. lmckivison

    lmckivison Thread Starter

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    I'M GOING TO TRY THAT TONIGHT..............I WAS AFRAID YOU WERE GOING TO SAY THAT. DO YOU THINK IT'S THE MONITOR OR VIDEO?
     
  4. Lurker1

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    Hi lmckivison


    Its hard to say but if I was betting I would bet on the monitor being bad. I would try a different monitor on your system (or take your monitor to a different system) to see which is bad.
     
  5. lmckivison

    lmckivison Thread Starter

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    I'll try that also. Thanks for all the help. It's just weird that some programs work and some don't. I'll let you know what I find out after trying your suggestions.
     
  6. Lurker1

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    Just reread your post.

    Is it only games that are Bad? It still may be hardware but I would also try removing your video cards drivers in safe mode and reloading them off from a cd or web site. Possibly DirectX may need reloading also. BOL
     
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