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Anonymous
May 4, 2005 4:07:01 AM

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I was having some problems with my graphics. (choppy, could see bits, not
smooth and text sizes strange) Tried to fix by increasing text size through
Display Properties. Now have a bigger problem. Can't see any window
entirely (top portion only) to fix problem. Text is huge overtaking windows.
Frustrated! What next? Any ideas?
May 4, 2005 6:53:03 AM

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Hello

Sounds like you probably need to install the correct driver for your video
card. If you right-click on the Desktop, choose Properties then click on the
Settings tab, it will show you what screen resolution is currently set and
also the name of the display adapter. If its something like 'VGA' or
'Standard VGA' then that'll be why the graphics appear huge.

Regards

Daniel


"Becky B." wrote:

> I was having some problems with my graphics. (choppy, could see bits, not
> smooth and text sizes strange) Tried to fix by increasing text size through
> Display Properties. Now have a bigger problem. Can't see any window
> entirely (top portion only) to fix problem. Text is huge overtaking windows.
> Frustrated! What next? Any ideas?
May 4, 2005 7:01:00 AM

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Hi Becky

Not sure I understood your problem correctly so I am posting this as well.
Have you checked that the 'Font Size' option is set to 'Small Fonts'? That
is, normal size (96 dpi). It's under Advanced on the Settings tab.

Regards

Daniel


"Becky B." wrote:

> I was having some problems with my graphics. (choppy, could see bits, not
> smooth and text sizes strange) Tried to fix by increasing text size through
> Display Properties. Now have a bigger problem. Can't see any window
> entirely (top portion only) to fix problem. Text is huge overtaking windows.
> Frustrated! What next? Any ideas?
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Anonymous
May 4, 2005 7:52:36 AM

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Try booting into Safe Mode and restoring things to default. While you're
there, manually change the video driver to Standard VGA, Restart, and
assuming you can at least get to settings, reinstall the video drivers.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Becky B." <Becky B.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:53E296CA-6768-4B10-8667-8C92EAAD70CA@microsoft.com...
> I was having some problems with my graphics. (choppy, could see bits,
not
> smooth and text sizes strange) Tried to fix by increasing text size
through
> Display Properties. Now have a bigger problem. Can't see any window
> entirely (top portion only) to fix problem. Text is huge overtaking
windows.
> Frustrated! What next? Any ideas?
Anonymous
May 4, 2005 9:54:33 PM

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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=127139
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
"Becky B." <Becky B.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:53E296CA-6768-4B10-8667-8C92EAAD70CA@microsoft.com...
| I was having some problems with my graphics. (choppy, could see bits,
not
| smooth and text sizes strange) Tried to fix by increasing text size
through
| Display Properties. Now have a bigger problem. Can't see any window
| entirely (top portion only) to fix problem. Text is huge overtaking
windows.
| Frustrated! What next? Any ideas?
!