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CgrGrl

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I'm having a problem with the settings or something on my computer. When windows boots up, everything looks normal, but when windows starts everything is elongated and off to the side. There is a centimeter of black on one side of the monitor and I can't see my tool bar at the bottom. My desktop is a picture of my kids and their heads are long and skinny. I tried a system restore which didn't work. When I turned off the computer last night everything was perfectly fine. Other than the dimension problem, the computer is working fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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wannabe1

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Hi CgrGrl...

Have you tried adjusting the display using the controls on the monitor?

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I tried, but I can't get those to work. I've thought about hooking our other monitor to the computer to see if that helps.
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Right click on the desktop and choose "Properties". Under the "Settings" tab, what is the Screen Resolution set to?
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You have to change the resolution. Right click on the desktop, then in the menu click properties, then click settings. On the bottom portion of the screen youll see a slider bar that will say display settings or something like that. Try setting it to 1024x768 click apply, the screen should flicker for a sec then itll ask you if you want to keep these settings if everything looks normal click ok, if not try different resolutions->800x600, 1200x1600 are the most common.
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Edited by p-zero, 26 April 2006 - 11:00 AM.

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All changing the resolution did was make my screen bigger or smaller. The entire windows screen is still long and off to the side.
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This still sounds like the monitor adjustments...

What kind of computer is this...desktop? Laptop? Make and model number?
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The computer is a MSI KM4AM-V, and it's a desktop. I tried pushing the buttons on my monitor and nothing is happening. Usually an adjustment screen comes up when I do that. I'm thinking about trying my son's monitor.
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That would make sense... :whistling:
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It worked! I guess my old monitor is dying. Thanks so much!
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Yeah, old monitors and go all of a sudden. I had an old trusty that lasted 5 years and then *POOF*. That's when I decided to upgrad to an LCD. :whistling:
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Glad to lend a hand... :whistling:
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