Hello Whiley, Welcome to Vistax64.com.
I'm guessing, with what you have said, your Graphics Card may have had an issue with your Resolution, Temporarily.
1) If you must, go to your Desktop
2) Right click on the background.
3) Click "Personalize
4) At the bottom of this menu should be "Display Settings
". Click on that.
5) Find "Resolution
" and move the slider bar to the left one notch. Click Apply
--- • This may make your Windows look distorted in some sense, but it's okay.
6) An Alert Box will appear asking if you want to keep the settings. You'd usually click No
, but for this issue, click Yes
7) Now, it may look ridiculous, and maybe even hard to read, but as long as you can see the slider bar, you're ok. Move the slider bar back to where it was before you moved it. Click Apply
8) This may, or may not in some cases, fix the problem... if this didn't keep reading...
Have you, by chance, updated any of your hardware lately?
If not: Check For Device/Hardware Updates
1) Click your Start
2) In the Start
Search area, type "Device Manager" and press Enter
--- • This command will require elevation so hopefully you're the Administrator
3) If all branches are collapsed, open Display Adapters
. A graphics card and/or video card should now be seen tree'd beneath Display Adapters
4) Right Click on the graphics card and click Update Driver Software
--- • If it can't find anything, or asks you to enter the disc, just Google
the name of your device, go to the Manufacturers website, and manually search for the latest version of your hardware/device.
Hope this helps.
If that didn't help and you're on a Desktop Computer, try to Auto-Adjust the monitor. There should be a button that does it automatically, or the option may even be in the "Menu"