Everything on my computer is huge!

Viak8t / Awrdacpi
November 6, 2010 at 23:52:26
Specs: Windows XP, 1.838 GHz / 1023 MB
Everything on my computer is huge! Icons, toolbar, google and everything else is big. Everything works but the appearance is bigger than it is suppose to be. Is it a virus? How do i change it back to normal? Please help me

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#1
November 7, 2010 at 03:21:22
... perhaps your screen resolution settings have been altered?

... click "start" run (type) desk.cpl [press enter]

... click settings (tab) then move the "slider" to the right one notch!

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#2
November 7, 2010 at 06:20:31
Just right click on a blank spot on your desktop and click on properties/settings and select the size you want.

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#3
November 7, 2010 at 16:43:51
Thanks for your help but it still didn't work.

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#4
November 7, 2010 at 16:50:42
Go to Device Manager and see if there are any errors showing (usually yellow question marks). Quick route to Device Manger - type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and hit Enter key.

Have you done anything to Display drivers lately, or did this suddenly just happen?

I doubt it's a virus, the symptoms are usually much more severe than that.

Re your post #3. When you say it didn't work, did it allow you to change the settings, or did you change them and it made no difference. What settings did you try to change?

We need more info because when working from afar we cannot see what you are seeing.

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#5
November 7, 2010 at 18:55:35
This suddenly happened but i haven't done anything to the computer lately. I went to the settings and i move the slider, it made a change but it wasn't what i was looking for.

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#6
November 7, 2010 at 19:10:43
You said that you moved the slider but it's still not what you want. What is the Screen Resolution set at? Which Monitor and what size monitor are you using?

Tufenuf


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#7
November 8, 2010 at 04:54:55
No errors showing in Device Manger then?

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#8
November 8, 2010 at 06:03:21
I really think this poster is confused. They origionally said
"How do i change it back to normal?"
They were given all options on changing the settings back to normal which were all legitimate;


Then they said
"I went to the settings and i move the slider, it made a change but it wasn't what i was looking for. "

Just lots of guesswork it seems, on an imaginary setting of some sort....very strange.

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#9
November 8, 2010 at 22:24:19
I found out how to fix it. Thank you all for your help!!!

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#10
November 9, 2010 at 10:08:26
Thx for letting us know. If you happen to pop back let us know what you did to fix it.

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#11
November 9, 2010 at 10:13:10
I'd be curious too...reporting back may help others that have the same problem
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#12
February 7, 2011 at 08:44:45
There seems to be confusion here. The poster was writing about their IPad and the responder was talking about an actual computer. I wish the poster would have left the solution for their problem with their IPad, I now find mine doing the same darned thing!

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#13
February 7, 2011 at 08:50:53
... might be the case "zeldaplaer" who knows(?)

... you could click onto "VeeVee" usename then click E-mail and ask!

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#14
February 7, 2011 at 09:49:57
zeldaplaer

I seem to be missing something. Where did VeeVee mention IPad?
You're too right about the confusion.

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#15
April 9, 2011 at 13:07:16
Ok I'm having this same problem and I'm semi computer savvy. When I log in everything is huge. I've seen this before and fixed it with settings on different computers, but this is different. I have to move my cursor to the top, bottom or sides to make the entire screen move. Its sort of like when you are in "paint" and you are zoomed in and cant see the entire picture. You have to move your curser to the side, top or bottom so the entire picture will move in that direction. Im certain this has nothing to do with the screen resolution. At least in the screen resolution you can still see your tool bar and you do not have to side your entire screen around. Any other suggestions here?

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#16
April 9, 2011 at 13:21:58
thunder read response #2, you would actually get more answers if you started your own thread

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#17
April 9, 2011 at 15:33:33
... or take a peek @ #1 first ... then look at #2 ....thx


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#18
April 9, 2011 at 21:59:59
I probably should have started my own post because I knew nobody had an answer to my issue in this thread even though it was similar. I found the fix and now remember this happen to me before for the same reason. Everyone in this post believes its a resolution issue. The problem was happening even at my start up start up screen that you have to enter your pw in to log onto your desktop. Ok so the problem is my UPS battery backup. The reason I zero'd in on this before was because I noticed my processer fan not working. I of course figured it was a bad fan, but after replacing it and seeing it do the same thing I started toying around with other things. as soon as I unplugged my main power cord from the UPS and put it into a normal wall socket everything restored to normal. After I posted this I noticed my fan acting funny which re-reminded me of my prior experience. I turned off my UPS (which is at least 5 years old and needs to be replaced) and left it off for awhile. After turning it back on and then the computer everything was restored. I don’t know how to explain how a power deficiency could cause this problem, but I suggest trying my fix if all else fails. I understand most of the similar issues on the thread were simple setting issues, but when you have to move your cursor to the top, bottom and sides to make the screen move over even before you enter your pw, you know its not a resolution/setting issue. thanks

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#19
April 10, 2011 at 05:37:13
thunder727

That's very strange, maybe the UPS was pushing in too much voltage and/or its regulation was poor. Thanks for the feedback - maybe it will help someone who googles into this thread.

Please come back and let us know how you got on.


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