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Screen Resolution Problems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Dmourning, Nov 24, 2001.

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  1. Dmourning

    Dmourning Thread Starter

    Jun 20, 2000
    Until tonight I was happily running Windows in 800x600 screen resolution mode. What happened was:

    Under control panel/display/settings/advanced/monitor, I changed my monitor from <unknown monitor> to what I am currently using (Acer 34T). I did this because I bought a game that needs 1024x768 resolution to play.

    After playing and quitting back to windows,I decided it was time to put it back to 800x600 mode... When I switched back, my screen was basically out of wack by about 1 inch to the right, which means my clock is cut off, and my scrolling bar in IE is cut off. I played with the knobs on the monitor and even with everything adjusted all the way to the right, my screen is still totally out of wack. I played a different game that runs in 800x600 mode and the screen is nice and centered there, but somehow not in Windows.

    How can I get the screen back centered nicely like it was before? ANY help on this is greatly appreciated!
  2. DoyceJ


    Jul 11, 2001
    Try just rebooting first. Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager Tab, click the + sign next to Display Adaptor.

    Are there any ! or ? in there?

    at any rate, if there doesn't seem to be an obvious problem, then highlight the driver and click Remove.


    When windows detects it during startup, point the search to your driver disk or CD. If you haven't got that, or want updated drivers, then try some of the sites here.

    If during startup, windows does not allow you to sleect drivers, then you can go into Device Manager and change them from there. The reason why I suggest deleting the original drivers first, is because if they are corrupt, then they should be totally removed.
    If that doesnt work, look at these.


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