When I returned, the scan was about 2/3rds finished, but the monitor looked odd. All the type was very dense and black (bold faced and hard to read) and any photos or graphics look strange as well, kind of psychedelic. Odd colors mixed in, some odd lines, etc. The theme seemed to be that old Windows theme...I don't remember if that is what I had on thee when I left..... Also, the visible part of the monitor (the working window area) had na large black border around it, like maybe 1.5 inches wide.
I restarted the computer and nothing changed. I fiddled with the control panel display settings and made things worse. I now cannot see what I am typing very well, and can't see at all what I am typing when in the browser bar (the only way I can tell where I am going is due to the automatic drop down window)
It's obviously going to do no good to start the computer again since I have done that twice. This is Sony Vaio laptop and is a good four to five years old. Have had no problems with it to date. Several months ago I went to the Sony website and checked for updates and it said I didn't need any.
Windows is set to auto update.
I did update Java yesterday (it's set to notify me automatically when needed), but the computer was fine after I finished that install/update.
Any place other than control panel that I can try to adjust the display?? Maddening. I hope the monitor isn't going out. I can see things, just that everything is off and wrong. Thanks!!
Edited by hamluis, 19 February 2012 - 04:09 PM.
Moved from XP to internal Hardware.