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large text that doesn't fit into windows

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#1 atarski


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:02 PM

We lost electricity this morning and when my computer came back up all the windows were huge. I went to control panel>display>settings and changed my DPI. This made the windows smaller but the text is still large -- doesn't fit in the text boxes. I went to control panel>display>appearance>advanced and the font there is greyed out and won't let me select it. Any ideas of how to make the text fit in the boxes?

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#2 Stang777


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:56 PM

Have you tried rebooting?

Sometimes weird problems resolve themselves after you completely shut down and restart

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:04 PM

Right CLick on your Desktop, Select Properties,Appearance Tab, then put your font to Normal, if its on extra large or large :thumbsup:


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:56 PM

It's possible that the power outage damaged some files.

Please read this guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ to see how to use SFC.EXE to repair system files.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:23 AM

Try holding down the Ctrl key while slowly turning the wheel on your mouse.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:56 AM

The first thing I would try would be run System Restore. If that doesn't fix the problems it is probably because of damaged hardware--your video card or motherboard. If you have onboard video then it may be a bad motherboard. It's common for capacitors to rupture when power goes out like that--and a few years ago there was a large batch of caps that were bad.

You might open your case and check the capacitors. If you don't know what they look like, there are some photos in this Wikipedia article--altho they show side view when most will be standing on end.

If you see any caps that are obviously busted or have a little mound on top (instead of being flat and shiny) then you've got bad caps and will probably have to replace the motherboard. If you look real hard you might find a place that will replace just the caps, but most computer repair shops won't bother.

I hope I'm wrong about this, but if it is damaged hardware, you should consider investing in a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) system so it doesn't happen again.

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