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Trouble with icons and headers

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ba, Jan 5, 2002.

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  1. ba

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    I have windows 98 2nd ed. My problem started after defragging. After I restarted my computer it still stayed in safe mode. I tried to fix it in customize my desktop under settings. That is when the problem started. I got the message that I need ed 256 colors 8-bit. I tried the 256 colors and restarted my computer. This was wrong so I tried all settings and finally settled on high color 16bit. Not perfect but colors are close but icons and text are too large. I know the answer must be simple but I don't know it. Please help.
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    Have a look in display properties>Settings.
    Look at the slider for ScreenArea. If it's at 480x600. that's it. Slide it to the right to the next notch. See if that is any better.
     
  3. ba

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    Thanks Mosaic1, but that does not work. I tried moving it 2 notches and they both made the whole desktop smaller.
     
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    What are the numbers please?
     
  5. ba

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    640x480, 800x600, 1040x768, I have it on 640x480
     
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    That's the problem.
    Try it at 800 x600
     
  7. ba

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    800x600 and 1040x768 make the desktop only a portion of the screen. I need to try something else.
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    If the problem just happened in the last 3 or 4 days you can restore a previous registry. To try this, go to start>shutdown>restart in MS-DOS mode. At the c:\windows\> prompt enter:

    scanreg /restore

    select a prior started registry from one of the first 4 you see. There is a 5th one (hidden) if that is the only one which predates the problem, cancel out and ctrl -alt -del to restart windows. To restore that one requires a little more work. It will be overwritten if you select anything else.

    A registry dated on the day of the problem can be selected, since the dates represent the registry on the first boot of the day.
     
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