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Anonymous
March 19, 2005 1:27:02 PM

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My screen is too wide.I used buttons on the monitor to reduce the size of my
screen but nothing worked.I tried to reduce the resolution but it's still the
same.Is it because my video card driver is incompatible? Due to this i can't
view all the menu bars for my Word/Excel and browser especially the most left
or right side of these applications. Everything does not fit in one screen!
Please help!

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Anonymous
March 19, 2005 1:40:08 PM

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Have you just updated or reinstalled the video card drivers? Or did this
just happen out of the blue?

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
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"Exotic" <Exotic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My screen is too wide.I used buttons on the monitor to reduce the size
of my
> screen but nothing worked.I tried to reduce the resolution but it's
still the
> same.Is it because my video card driver is incompatible? Due to this i
can't
> view all the menu bars for my Word/Excel and browser especially the
most left
> or right side of these applications. Everything does not fit in one
screen!
> Please help!
Anonymous
March 19, 2005 5:26:24 PM

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Right click the Desktop
Click Properties > Settings tab
Move the slider up one to the Right, select either 24 bit or 32 bit color and
press Enter.
If still not down to size, move the slider one more notch to the right.
or
Press ctrl+esc or the Windows key
Arrow up to Settings
Arrow over to Control Panel and press Enter
Press Tab to get the focus on an applet in CP
Arrow over to Display applet and press Enter
Press Tab to get the focus on a Display window tab
Arrow over to Settings
Press Tab to get the focus of Resolution/screen size frame
Arrow over Right one notch
Tab over to Color and Arrow up/down to 32 bit and press Enter

If prompted to save settings, make sure the focus is on Yes and press Enter.

If your stuck 16 or 256 colors then you need to reinstall your video
adapter/chip drivers.

--

Brian A.

Conflicts start where information lacks.
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"Exotic" <Exotic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:830F745D-BD52-4163-98D8-FB37F1880BF8@microsoft.com...
> My screen is too wide.I used buttons on the monitor to reduce the size of my
> screen but nothing worked.I tried to reduce the resolution but it's still the
> same.Is it because my video card driver is incompatible? Due to this i can't
> view all the menu bars for my Word/Excel and browser especially the most left
> or right side of these applications. Everything does not fit in one screen!
> Please help!
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Anonymous
March 21, 2005 11:45:03 AM

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I tried your solution today. It didnt work! Help!

"Brian A." wrote:

> Right click the Desktop
> Click Properties > Settings tab
> Move the slider up one to the Right, select either 24 bit or 32 bit color and
> press Enter.
> If still not down to size, move the slider one more notch to the right.
> or
> Press ctrl+esc or the Windows key
> Arrow up to Settings
> Arrow over to Control Panel and press Enter
> Press Tab to get the focus on an applet in CP
> Arrow over to Display applet and press Enter
> Press Tab to get the focus on a Display window tab
> Arrow over to Settings
> Press Tab to get the focus of Resolution/screen size frame
> Arrow over Right one notch
> Tab over to Color and Arrow up/down to 32 bit and press Enter
>
> If prompted to save settings, make sure the focus is on Yes and press Enter.
>
> If your stuck 16 or 256 colors then you need to reinstall your video
> adapter/chip drivers.
>
> --
>
> Brian A.
>
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
> "Exotic" <Exotic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:830F745D-BD52-4163-98D8-FB37F1880BF8@microsoft.com...
> > My screen is too wide.I used buttons on the monitor to reduce the size of my
> > screen but nothing worked.I tried to reduce the resolution but it's still the
> > same.Is it because my video card driver is incompatible? Due to this i can't
> > view all the menu bars for my Word/Excel and browser especially the most left
> > or right side of these applications. Everything does not fit in one screen!
> > Please help!
>
>
Anonymous
March 22, 2005 12:51:11 AM

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;127139&Product=w98
Troubleshooting Video Problems in Windows

"START, Run, MSConfig, Advanced button". If checked, then uncheck "VGA
640x480x16", & reboot.

"Control Panel, Display, Settings tab". Select as you wish from the
Colors dropdown menu & the Size slider. Really, you should need nothing
higher than "High Color (16 bit)", for speed/resource considerations.

If you move the Screen Area slider to 1024x768 there, be sure to click
the Advanced button, & select Large fonts.

Try to get your colors/size at least twice that way. If it continues to
fail, you may need to reinstall your Monitor or Display Adapter...

For the Monitor...
(1) Boot to Safe Mode
(Hold F5 as you boot or CTRL for the Startup Menu)
(2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
(3) Open the Monitors branch, & Remove all entries.

Perhaps, FIRST, even in Normal Mode, note what is installed
similar to below for the Adapter. That is...
(a) D-Clk the monitor there for Properties, Driver tab.
(b) Click the Update Driver button, then "Next".
(c) Bolt "Display a list...", & click "Next".
(d) Bolt "Show all hardware".
Examine the two panes to see what is currently installed.
That is likely what you wish to end up with, after step (4).

(4) Boot to Normal Mode.

Hopefully, it will be rediscovered & installed. Then, if still
necessary, here is the rigmarole of the Display Adapter...

.......Quote..........
The first thing to do is to remove the video adapter you have
installed. Right-click on the desktop; choose "Properties" from the
drop-down menu; select "Settings;" click on the "Advanced" button; and
click on "Adapter". An adapter is a program that tells Windows how to
deal with a specific video card. Make note of the adapter that is
currently installed. Then, change the adapter to "Standard Display
Adapter (VGA)" and restart the system.

[That is: Click "Change, Next, bolt 'Display a List...', Next, bolt
'Show all hardware', scroll left pane to top, select '(Standard display
types)', select 'Standard Display Adapter (VGA)' in right pane, click
'Next'"... PCR]

This will remove the current adapter and replace it with a generic VGA
adapter that works with all video cards. You will not like VGA because
it supports only 16 colors, but the purpose of installing it is to get
rid of whatever was there before.

Next, return to the adapter screen and install an adapter that matches
your video card. This may or may not be the adapter that you are
using now. Examine the materials you received with your computer to
see if they include a CD-ROM or floppy disk that contains the correct
video adapter. Or go to the Gateway website and see if they have an
adapter for you to download. Or check the website of the company that
made your video card.

Bill Starbuck (MVP)
.......End....of quote....

Also...
..........Quote................
To identify your video adapter correctly, download and run either the
Everest or
Aida32 utility, available here:
http://aumha.org/freeware/freeware.php#everest

Once you have identified the display adapter, go to the manufacturer's
web site and download the correct driver for you operating
system....(such as) Windows 98/98SE.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
.........EOQ....................


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Exotic" <Exotic@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| My screen is too wide.I used buttons on the monitor to reduce the size
of my
| screen but nothing worked.I tried to reduce the resolution but it's
still the
| same.Is it because my video card driver is incompatible? Due to this i
can't
| view all the menu bars for my Word/Excel and browser especially the
most left
| or right side of these applications. Everything does not fit in one
screen!
| Please help!
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 12:26:44 PM

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Can you actually change the width with the monitor front panel controls, but
you run out of adjustment before you get it down to the right size? If so,
then it may be a monitor fault. But also try this:
In display properties / settings look for an advanced option and the monitor
tab. Find the option that allows you to change the refresh rate. It should
exist for most systems. Try a different (usually, lower) refresh rate. If
the monitor does not auto-adjust then the refresh rate can have an effect on
the display width.
--
Jeff Richards
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
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>I tried your solution today. It didnt work! Help!
>
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