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After Reinstalling Windows Everything Is Mega Sized

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#1 CHAS9791


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:06 PM

Hi all

After a virus attack last week i had to reinstall windows xp and most other applications onto my machine and whilst I have got everything up and running all the displays are about 2/3 times what they were previously to the extent that I cannot get a full web page on the screen and have to navigate around. I suspect the problem may be in that I originally set my system up on a standard monitor then went onto a tv as a sustitute monitor. On reinstalling the system I awas on the tv monitor which is a 32" model and maybe this has thrown the computer into oversizing everything. I have tries most things available in the control panel and setting but no success.

Has anyone any ideas/usefull suggestions.


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:11 PM

Make sure there are no question marks or exclaimation marks in device manager, video drivers need a chipset or agp driver
to function properly

try to set your display output to match the native display of tv monitor

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:33 PM

Check to see what resolution your display is set at.

Right-click on desktop, Properties/Settings. What's the screen resolution?


#4 CHAS9791

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:57 PM

Thanks guys

Im currently using a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 having tried other formats which did not seem to have any effect at all.

Have been in device manager and all seems ok there - nothing untoward that I can tell..

What Im thinking of doing is reinstalling the system using a borrowed computer terminal to see if that helps the configuration then just link up to the tv as I had done before.

Cant forsee any problems but not too sure.

Thanks again

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