I am running Windows XP Home edition. I have a 17" CRT monitor. I have recently started experiencing this problem. After the computer/monitor has been on for a little while (few hours or less) the screen size suddenly changes as follows. The width or horizontal aspect changes to where the left and right sides of the screen/window are beyond the width of the monitor. The vertical aspect doesn't change. When I check the display settings they are as they should be. The only way I can get the screen to fit the visible area of the monitor is to change the aspect ratios on the monitor itself. But that basically zooms out I think - nothing looks normal when I do that.
Sometimes if I leave it powered down for a little while (the monitor), it comes back normal but soon 'stretches' the window again.
I thought it might be the video card but I have a 2nd computer connected to this monitor via a KVM switch and it does the same thing.
Would a monitor going bad cause this to happen? Any chance the KVM switch could cause this (I don't really see how but thought I would ask)?
Just wondering if anyone has seen this before or has an idea what might cause this.
Thanks for any help. Sorry for the long note.