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    Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    I have only had my computer for about 2 months now and it has always worked fine with my monitor. The other day I set the computer to sleep and went to walk out of the room I turned around and it was back on and the desktop, icons, firefox etc. all look big and stretched out. I have played around with the resolution but that really only mildly helps and is not the prob.


    Any help would be great im not all that great when it comes to computers and dont know where to start. The monitor is a 20" Sceptre lcd. computer is a ZT Systems with Integrated Intel GMA3100 Graphics

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Hello WorkrszR, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    You might also check to make sure that you DPI is still set to the default of 96 dpi. If that is not it either, then see reinstalling or updating your video driver may help.

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Hmm I tryed looking at the DPI and it was set to 96 then I went on the intel site and downloaded/installed the graphics driver and restarted the computer but it still looks the same.

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    could you try Brinks tutorial here Icon Cache - Rebuild see if that helps

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Do you think that would help? in my situation it looks like every thing is stretched even pictures when im on the internet not just the icons

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Try holding in CTRL and using the scroll wheel

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    oh sorry i didnt realis it was all stretched , no then mate it wont help , could you post a screenie of your issue , your monitors default res and frequency and your current res and freq setting setting

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Why not just try a system restore to a point before this started happening.

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Ctrl+scroll wheel only effects the internet etc. not my actual desk top. Even messing with it or resolution it seems like every thing is stretched to the right maybe.

    I tried a system restore earlier..........4 times to different restore points......good to know that doesn't work. I keep getting a message saying that "An unspecified error occured during system restore" and that my files and settings were unchanged.

    I have also ran a complete scan on the machine with my Norton anti virus and also adaware and malware removers.


    Resolution is set at 1024x768 and refresh is at 60hertz, im not sure what the monitors default is.

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    Re: Desktop, icons, everything suddenly too big

    Quote Originally Posted by WorkrszR View Post
    Ctrl+scroll wheel only effects the internet etc. not my actual desk top. Even messing with it or resolution it seems like every thing is stretched to the right maybe.

    I tried a system restore earlier..........4 times to different restore points......good to know that doesn't work. I keep getting a message saying that "An unspecified error occured during system restore" and that my files and settings were unchanged.

    I have also ran a complete scan on the machine with my Norton anti virus and also adaware and malware removers.


    Resolution is set at 1024x768 and refresh is at 60hertz, im not sure what the monitors default is.

    Screenshot please. Help us Help you

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