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Help! My Windows Display is suddenly stretched out

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#1
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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kesume

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#2
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Worth a look to se if things got a little bit out of date!
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.

Arvinwebb

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#4
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv2519tu pavillion Laptop
    CPU
    1.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Winstron
    Memory
    2.5 gig RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    Conexant HD Smart Audio HD2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Brightview Display
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    SATA - 160 + 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP Laptop
    Internet Speed
    4 MB/SEC-Download, 2 MB/SEC-Upload

kesume

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#5
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.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/171469-uninstall-device-device-driver.html?filter
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/193584-device-manager-install-driver.html

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard SR5019UK
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800 + 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra)
    Memory
    2.50GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce
    Sound Card
    Realtec ALC888 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" LCD Monitor
    Hard Drives
    160 Gb Usable Hard Drive
    Other Info
    HP G56 Laptop Win 7 64bit. 4Gb Ram DDR2's. Hitachi 450Gb Hard Drive. Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU.

Patonb

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#6
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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System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

Arvinwebb

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#7
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv2519tu pavillion Laptop
    CPU
    1.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Winstron
    Memory
    2.5 gig RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    Conexant HD Smart Audio HD2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Brightview Display
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    SATA - 160 + 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP Laptop
    Internet Speed
    4 MB/SEC-Download, 2 MB/SEC-Upload

roy69

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#8
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    I5 3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Memory
    4 x 4GB corsair ballistix sport DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 TI
    Sound Card
    creative x-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Primary CiBox 22" Widescreen LCD ,Secondary Dell 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    Both 1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500G HD (SATA) 1 x 2TB USB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Complient PSU
    Case
    Antec 900 Ultimate Gaming Case
    Cooling
    3 x 80mm tri led front, 120mm side 120mm back, 200mm top
    Mouse
    Technika TKOPTM2
    Keyboard
    Logik
    Internet Speed
    288 / 4000
    Other Info
    Creative Inspire 7.1 T7900 Speakers
    Trust Graphics Tablet

Patonb

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#9
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

Arvinwebb

Vista Lover
Vista Guru
Messages
318
Location
New Delhi
#10
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv2519tu pavillion Laptop
    CPU
    1.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Winstron
    Memory
    2.5 gig RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    Conexant HD Smart Audio HD2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Brightview Display
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    SATA - 160 + 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP Laptop
    Internet Speed
    4 MB/SEC-Download, 2 MB/SEC-Upload

joviss

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#11
im trying to add a post but it wont let me since im new and i am having the same problem i tred the changing the size and all that but i see that it is fine on that im soo confused!! help i thought it was on safe mode since thats how it looks to me but its not and to me too it happend after i closed it on and when i opend it and turned it on this happen help!
 

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