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filmguy40886

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Dear GeeksToGo,

Recently I tried reinstalling Windows XP Pro w/SP2 because I was having issues with the media player, track licensing, and Napster (a problem for another day...maybe.) While trying to re-install I had several failed attempts due to multiple missing components (well over twenty) so during one particular re-install I chose the cancel option, I was going to try a repair install instead I believe (it has been some time now...patience wore thin.) After canceling and rebooting the computer I began having this problem where the graphical user interface is oversized. I first tried adjusting the resolution but that didn't help. I tried system restore and that didn't help. Upon rebooting after the system restore I noticed that the BIOS is oversized as well, which lead me to believe that the problem may not lie in the OS. I tried updating the video drivers as well. Anything else supercedes my minimal knowledge of my PC. I am at the point of re-formatting the hard drive in hopes it will rid me of my problem. Is there anything I can do to prevent me from beginning that long and tedious task?

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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. All the installing/cancelling repairing/cancelling probably has windows using default video drivers. Go to the control panel, add/remove programs. Do you see the video driver listed? Remove it, reboot and let windows find the correct driver.
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Thank you for your reply Austin-o,

I went to the Add/remove and removed the current video driver. The computer prompted me to reboot, I did. Upon reloading Windows the problem still existed. In the lower right corner a dialogue bubble appeared offering to fix the screen resolution, I clicked on it to allow it to do so. The resolution changed but everything still stretched beyond the screen.

Should I have put the resource CD with device drivers into the drive before rebooting?
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