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Vista stuck in low-res or MSDOS mode

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:51 AM

I was playing a video game that goes into MS-DOS mode, and when I was done playing the game, it stayed on the those settings so that my windows graphics still look like low-resolution bitmap images (it looks like i am Safe-Mode). And the whole screen is sideways.

I tried restarting the computer several times, and it sill looks the same. I booted into Ubuntu
and the settings are normal, so it has to be something in Windows Vista, although I don't know what to look for or change.

How do I change this back to the correct settings? I don't even know where
system restore is in Vista.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:07 AM

Hi, Go to start then pick control panel, open it, under Appearance and Personalization
Pick Ajust screen resolution. Now you can change it from there.

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Edited by DOSCAT, 20 April 2010 - 03:19 PM.

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