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Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

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    Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Hi there,

    The other day I turned my computer on and the screen was all stretched out. I've tried everything, I went to the monitor settings to ensure they were set correctly and I did a system restore three times, but it would only let me restore to certain points. I've attached a screen shot image, so I hope this helps. And, I hope you can help me!

    Thanks!

    Rebecca

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Hi welcome to the forum.
    Have you gone int Device Manager & checked if your Graphic Card needs updating?
    Worth a look to se if things got a little bit out of date!

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Where's the graphic card and how do I know the right update?

    Thank you so much!

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Welcome to the Forum.

    I also agree with Kesume that you need a updated video driver.

    Also check to make sure that you are using a native screen resolution and that the Colors depth is set to 32 bit.

    This tutorial may help you if needed.

    Change the Screen Resolution in Vista

    Hope it help uou.
    Thanks

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    After making sure all monitor & screen setting have been checked, the problem still persists you need to go to device manager.
    Below I have placed a link that will explain the procedures for you.Please come back to us with any queries
    Identifying problems in Windows Device Manager.
    Uninstall Device and Device Driver
    Device Manager - Install Driver

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Ironically it look fine to me, It looks like mine. What exactly is streched out?

    Your scren size is most important, but I don't think its drivers....

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    Ironically it look fine to me, It looks like mine. What exactly is streched out?

    Your scren size is most important, but I don't think its drivers....
    try click on maximize button of your explorer. and see if everything fine.

    let me know the result.

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Are you using a nvidia card? If so then check on the NVIDIA Control Panel, Display, Adjust desktop size and position and ensure it is set to Use my displays built in scaling.

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Quote Originally Posted by Arvinwebb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    Ironically it look fine to me, It looks like mine. What exactly is streched out?

    Your scren size is most important, but I don't think its drivers....
    try click on maximize button of your explorer. and see if everything fine.

    let me know the result.
    Still looks like its a normal wide screen setting.

    I'm wondering if ie9 widened out the page, and with the 3 toolbars it just looks it.

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    Re: Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arvinwebb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    Ironically it look fine to me, It looks like mine. What exactly is streched out?

    Your scren size is most important, but I don't think its drivers....
    try click on maximize button of your explorer. and see if everything fine.

    let me know the result.
    Still looks like its a normal wide screen setting.

    I'm wondering if ie9 widened out the page, and with the 3 toolbars it just looks it.
    I Am in totally agreement with Patonb that in screen shot screen looks like normal.

    What you do just click on maximize button of your explorer and your browser takes all over the scree.

    Thanks

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