Computer Crashed, Now Everything Is Huge

March 15, 2012 at 13:31:32
Specs: Windows 7
So I've had my Acer Aspire 5740G for about 3 years now. I mainly use it for my 3D art, writing and of course gaming. Everything was fine until I was getting ready to update my drivers for Assassin's Creed Revelations. That's when things got weird.

Not long after I downloaded updates straight from Acer, my computer crashes. I turned it back on and was surprised to see that everything had become HUGE on my screen. I've tried changing the resolution (I have a 15.6" screen, thus the default resolution is 1024 x 768), running Disk Cleanup, System Restore, and nothing seems to work.

I'm really starting to get frustrated and I'm sincerely tempted to just restore the whole thing, but I'm trying to avoid that. Can someone please help?


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#1
March 16, 2012 at 05:19:51
TheLittleHeathen, purely a guess. I suspect you got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.) along with the update. Scan. If one (especially a worm/trojan) is found, be aware that it's probably in restore as well. Turn it off and scan again to get it out of there (don't forget to turn it back on).
Should that not be the case, wheel mouse? Turn the wheel to adjust text size. No wheel? Ctrl '+' enlarges, Ctrl '-' decreases.
HTH
Ed in Texas

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March 16, 2012 at 05:26:35
If your computer tried to update display adapter along with other hardware but failed to do so because of the crash you experienced halfway, you should get the update for the display adapter from Acer one more time and try again. Your display adapter reverted to Windows generic drivers. That is why you have everything big on the screen.

CoolGuy


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#3
March 16, 2012 at 12:04:31
"the default resolution is 1024 x 768"

Actually, the resolution is supposed to be 1366 x 768. And your laptop isn't known to be much of a gamer.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mo...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review...

I don't know if you're running Win7 32-bit or 64-bit, but assuming you have Radeon HD 5470 graphics, here's the latest drivers:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownlo...


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