Incorrect video setting laptop display tiny

Gateway laptop 2000
September 25, 2010 at 08:54:03
Specs: Windown 95
My (very old) Gateway laptop shows multiple 'desktop' icons across the screen but they are tiny and totally unreadable so I can't use windows and mouse to reset the video display settings. I have obviously chosen the wrong display settings but need to restore the full screen display by using keystrokes. Can anyone help please?

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#1
September 25, 2010 at 11:53:27
Tap F8 key while booting and (eventually) select Safe Mode from the list.
With luck you will have a readable but large screen. You should then be able to right click desktop and get to Display Properties and alter your settings.

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#2
October 6, 2010 at 06:16:37
what size is your laptop screen? 1024x768 is the best resolution for laptops in 4:3 aspect ratio. If it's 16:9, use 1280x768.

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#3
October 6, 2010 at 10:35:22
Yes, it all depends on your laptop screen size. Best results are obtained when the screen is set for its "native resolution". Mine is 1280x800 which is 8:5 ratio (or 16:10).

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