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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hope123, May 17, 2008.

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  1. hope123

    hope123 Thread Starter

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    I think this has been happening gradually...
    Some of my graphics are too pixelated...not all though...
    My pictures are ok, some graphics I work with are ok, some dld'ed from the web, some dld'ed from attachements or inserts in emails from my friends...others are not ok...I think particularly dld'ed from websites...I'll attach an example...
    now if you tell me you can see this ok, I certainly have a problem...
    also, my Windows logo looks partially bumpy from pixels...
    Is there a card I need to change? or is my screen resolution not right? I have always kept it at 1024, even if I have a 17" screen, because I need my icons bigger than normal to be comfortable...I'm 61, don't have eyesight like some of you whippersnappers...lol...
    If you can help me solve this problem, I would be very grateful.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    The attachement is "bumpy" because it is only 244x183. That is, it is better viewed as a small image. As you enlarge it, it becomes "bumpy".
     
  3. hope123

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    Is there a card I need to change? or is my screen resolution not right? I have always kept it at 1024, even if I have a 17" screen, because I need my icons bigger than normal to be comfortable
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    No.
    In your example with the attachment, the reason that it is "bumpy" is because the picture itself if of low qualtity. IE 244x183.
    If it were of higher quality, you would be able to view it at a larger size and not lose the quality. But, since it is of lower quality, the only time the picture will look "ok" is when the picture is small.
     
  5. hope123

    hope123 Thread Starter

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    ok let's forget the example----- let's address the other part of my message????
    for example, the fact that my XP logo looks pixelated and I work with stationery (making it) and some of my graphics look pixelated...I play games and sometimes the colors go funny....sometimes the viewing is a bit blurry...
    I don't know what else to say to give the idea that it is not just this little picture that I sent for an example...I want to know if there is a card that might need to be changed, and where is it, and how is it done...etc....ok I hope I'm clear with my question this time....
    let's forget the oicture, please.Thanks.
     
  6. MaverickUK

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    Well, the first obvious question will be this; have you tried another monitor yet? If not, do your best to find one laying around and see if it has any of the issues the current monitor does - if it does, we can go from here.

    Next, try booting your computer into Safe Mode - press F8 at startup repeatedly until the menu comes up, once it has you can select Safe Mode from the list of options - preferably with Networking so you can report the information required.

    Does the issue remain even after using Safe Mode? If so, this indicates a hardware issue.
     
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