Why is everything so big on my Computer Screen?

Question

everything is big on my comp. looks like it's in safe mode but it's not i can't change my settings on active desk top to 256 color or 800x600 it just goes back to safe mode settings how do i fix this?

Answer

This question was answered on November 11, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There could be something wrong with the video driver try the following:

To install or change a video driver, use the method for your version of Microsoft Windows

Windows Millennium Edition

1 Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel

2 Double-click Display

3 Click the Settings tab

4 Click Advanced

5 On the Adapter tab, click Change

6 Click Next

7 Use one of the following methods to locate the installation files for the new video driver

Method 1: Search for the new drivera Click Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now (Recommended), and then click Next

b If the new driver is located on a floppy disk, insert the disk into the floppy disk drive, and then click to select the Floppy disk drives check box

If the new driver is located on a CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then click to select the CD-ROM drive check box

To check the Microsoft Windows Update Web site for an updated version of the driver, click to select the Microsoft Windows Update check box

If you downloaded the video driver to a folder on your hard disk, or if the updated video driver is located in a share on your network, click to select the Specify a location check box, and then type the path to the updated driver in the text box

c Click Next

d To install the recommended video driver, click The updated driver (Recommended)

To install a different video driver that is compatible with your video adapter, click Install one of the other drivers, click View List, click the video driver that you want to use in the list of video drivers, and then click OK

Method 2: Specify the location of the new drivera Click Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want, and then click Next

b In the Models box, click the model name of your video adapter

To install a different video driver, click Show all hardware, click the appropriate manufacturer in the Manufacturers box, and then click the appropriate model in the Models box

8 Click Next, and then click Next again

9 Click Finish

10 Click Close, and then click Close again

11 When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Hope this helps GOOD LUCK!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 11, 2004