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How do I change my screen resolution back to normal?


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My computer is a vista and I was messing around with the screen resolution. I put the resolution at the very end of the left and now I can't even use the computer because since the screen resolution is so low, everything is mega huge. I can't change it back. When I go to control panel, adjust screen resolution, my computer only shows half of the window because it is so maxed out and so enlarged. I can't view the bar that lets me lower or higher the resolution, so I don't know how to change it back to normal. Any help would be much appreciated.
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My computer is a vista and I was messing around with the screen resolution. I put the resolution at the very end of the left and now I can't even use the computer because since the screen resolution is so low, everything is mega huge. I can't change it back. When I go to control panel, adjust screen resolution, my computer only shows half of the window because it is so maxed out and so enlarged. I can't view the bar that lets me lower or higher the resolution, so I don't know how to change it back to normal. Any help would be much appreciated.

try going into safe mode and changing it , reboot computer hit f8 key to get to safe mode
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My computer is a vista and I was messing around with the screen resolution. I put the resolution at the very end of the left and now I can't even use the computer because since the screen resolution is so low, everything is mega huge. I can't change it back. When I go to control panel, adjust screen resolution, my computer only shows half of the window because it is so maxed out and so enlarged. I can't view the bar that lets me lower or higher the resolution, so I don't know how to change it back to normal. Any help would be much appreciated.

try going into safe mode and changing it , reboot computer hit f8 key to get to safe mode


Thanks for your help man, I really appreciate it. That didn't work though.
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Try arrow keys and navigate to the slide bar, see if that will work.


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Try arrow keys and navigate to the slide bar, see if that will work.


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Yeah, using the arrow keys was the first thing I tried, no hope.
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When I go to control panel, adjust screen resolution ,when here can you see the maximize /minimize and x in the top right corner ,if so minimize it then right click on top bar and chose move and using the mouse drag it to where you can see controls
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When I go to control panel, adjust screen resolution ,when here can you see the maximize /minimize and x in the top right corner ,if so minimize it then right click on top bar and chose move and using the mouse drag it to where you can see controls


Okay, I did that, and there's only an x in the top right corner, no maximize or minimize.

By the way thank you for your time guys, honestly I really appreciate it. Does anyone know anything else I can try?

Edited by ibadaah, 21 August 2010 - 07:18 PM.

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I wanted to show you guys how it looks like. Keep in mind the print screen picture only shows the actual screen. On my computer, the screen is a small square in the middle, and it's greatly cut off on both sides by black. Despite that it's a small square in the middle, everything is insanely maxed out. I don't know if you guys can understand that but I don't know how else to explain it. Everything is so freaking huge and enlarged. It cuts off everything. The only reason why the text on the site isn't that bad is because I pressed ctrl while zooming out with the mouse. So yeah.

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Edited by ibadaah, 21 August 2010 - 07:29 PM.

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Just do a system restore to a time before you changed it. I changed it my my computer and system restore put it back.


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Just do a system restore to a time before you changed it. I changed it my my computer and system restore put it back.


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Sweet! I'll try that and get back to you guys, one sec.
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That didn't work.
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All I know is it worked for me and my computer is laptop with vista.

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All I know is it worked for me and my computer is laptop with vista.

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Yeah I don't know. I wish it worked. Should I try again? I feel like I'm restarting it too much.
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All I know is it worked for me and my computer is laptop with vista.

Dwight


Yeah I don't know. I wish it worked. Should I try again? I feel like I'm restarting it too much.


FIXED IT. I'M SO EPIC, I'M SO EPIC, I'M SO EPIC.

I went to my graphic card, 1. ATI Radeon 2100, set desktop area to, and 1920 x 1080.

Thanks everyone for your help though, much appreciated.
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WOW, good job and thanks for letting us know.

Dwight :)
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