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honey i shrunk my display screen!


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dixiebrent

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this is minimal and i dont know how i did it butmy display has shrunken to about 2/3s the size of my monitor. someone please help me out.
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mpfeif101

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Moved to somewhere besides programming...

Anyways, in answer to your problem, there are usually buttons on your monitor to configure screen height and width.
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You might have accidentally decreased your screen resolution. right click on the desktop, select properties, in the window that opens, go to the setting tabs, and select a higher screen resolution (Probably to 1024x768) or (800x600). That could possibly fix ur problem. Hope it helps.

Cheers! :tazz:
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John Connor X5

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What should u do if you cant movew the screen resolution and whatnot?
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Ok:

right click at any place on your desktop and you'll have a menu pop-up. Then click on Properties. Then go ahead and click on the Settings tab and you should see the screen resolution thing at the very bottom there. Try moving it to a lower resolution and see if it helps.. if it doesn;t try moving it to a higher resolution as well, and see what works well for you.

If it doesn't help your monitor will have functions on it to move, stretch and do other stuff to the screen there.

Hope that helps, if not post back here and we'll see what we can do to help you out.

Cheers

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John Connor X5

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Thanks for the help pal, but yeah seems i dun have adapter or something. Laters
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hi there:

looks like you are missing your display adapters!!

do this:

Right Click
on your My Computer Icon. Then click on properties and then click on the hardware tab. Once yu have done this go ahead and click on the Device Manager button. It will pop-up a window with the different device drivers that are installed on your system. Click on Display Adapters and have a look. My guess is that you would see a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it. It will then ask if you want to update these drivers and blah blah blah. Go ahead and say yes and do the needy,,, and you should be all set to go.

see if that helps

cheers
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John Connor X5

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Ahhhh, ha thanks it worked. Much better. Um, im having the kind of the same problem with my speakers. I tried to update the drives like i did for the screen resolution and whatnot but it didnt work, it say's Hardware can't be installed cause wizardcannot find the necessary software. On control panel it also said um im missing mixer devices. So what should i be downloading? Im kinda lost. peace
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Well speakers don't have drivers, your soundcard does. IF you could find out the name of your sound card it would be much easier to find the drivers. DId you buy your computer from a company like Dell or did you have someone build it for you?
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John Connor X5

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Baught it from dell, so im missing is the sound card eh?
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First, in device manager above, select your soundcard and delete it and reboot.

If that fails, visit dell and download updated drivers
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Hey there!

Sorry for the delay in replying - was busy with exams and all. Good to know that your display screen has been set right!!!

As far as sound card goes , do the same. Then re-boot and see if it does. Also go to control panel and click on "Sounds and Audio Devices", then click on the Audio tab and see if your devices are listed.

Also make sure your volume is turned up ;) , incase yu don't hear anything

Cheers
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John Connor X5

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Hi sorry i took so long, um i tried all that and whatnot. Before my volume used to work perfect. This was before i uh reinstalled windows xp, because i had some internet problem. After i reinstalled windows xp my screen resolution was messed up, which it isnt anymore thanks to you and my volume wasnt working. So, i dont know whats wrong, help pleasee haha. Peace
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go to start, my computer, right click, properties, hardware tab, device manager. Find your sound card. Remove it. Then re-boot and let windows re-detect and install the driver.
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I cant find anything that say's soundcard.
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