Problem with display of desktop and taskbar

March 11, 2013 at 12:54:29
Specs: Windows 7
Windows XP SP2
Booting windows displays the starting screen, logo and finally the desktop off center, making the taskbar to disappear. About 30% of the desktop disappears at the bottom and about 10% to the right.
The screen resolution is properly adjusted and the computer works otherwise perfectly. Several activated system cleaning like virus/malware/Trojan programs show no infestation. Registry repair, defrag did not help. Neither did disk defrag or any further cleaning efforts.
As suggested at some help forums, I tried to use Ctrl Alt Del function to re-set explorer or explorer.exe, but this did not help.
Earlier, a restart automatically resolved the problem, but now it always starts with the problem.
Could it be a malfunctioning graphic card or something missing due to a cleaning process?


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#1
March 11, 2013 at 13:38:56
Is it a laptop or desktop system? Do you have access to another monitor ?
Can you adjust the image using the monitor's own controls?

When you boot up into BIOS is the image displayed correctly or not? Have you tried booting up in safemode? What happens when you do?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
March 11, 2013 at 13:58:10
If you're running XP, why did you put Win7 in the specs? Please list your complete system specs in detail. And why are you still running SP2? SP3 was released 5 yrs ago. The 1st thing you need to do is install SP3:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...


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#3
March 11, 2013 at 15:20:24
It is a 10.6" laptop. I connected the computer to a TV monitor and the projected image is the same. Of course no adjustments are possible on this monitor. I shall try to boot in safe mode, but just now trying to do it, turning the set on again, it displayed everything as normal with the taskbar etc.on. The mind boggles.

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#4
March 11, 2013 at 15:36:46
I thought I have added to WXP specs. Yes it has SP3.
Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
Intel 945GSE + Intel ICH7-M
DDR2 1.99 MB RAM
Screen 10.1 inch

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