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chauncey

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hey,

My girlfriend's computer is screwy. all the desktop icons are larger than usual and sort of fuzzy. also, any window that opens up is kind of huge and fuzzy, and doesnt really fit the screen.

what's up?

laptop, dell latitude, windows 98, about 4years old

any help would be appreciated,

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Tyger

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You've probably lost the drivers for the video. They just need to be reinstalled. Go to drivers and downloads at the Dell website, put your service tag # in and see what drivers you need. If you've recently reinstalled you may need more drivers and software from Dell.
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Or since it's a laptop and therefore and lcd screen you may just need to adjust the video settings...
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you probably just need to adjust the resolution of the screen.

To do this, go to Start->Control Panel->Display->Settings (tab) and increase the screen resolution. If it's a normal screen (not widescreen), the typical resolution most people use is 1024x768. If it's a widescreen, the typical resolution is 1280x720.
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stettybet0,

that did it. thanks a lot.

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No problem. :whistling:
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