display inverts on boot

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Hi

Windows 2000 Professional SP4. I've configured a machine
for multiple users. I had just made the emergency rescue
diskette using Backup and moved a few unwanted menus out
of the "All Users" profile folder in to
the "Administrator" profile folder in "Docs and Setts".
Then I rebooted the machine and the display was inverted
(completely upside down, but only after booting, the pre-
boot splashscreens are the right way up). Looks like I
managed to damage something. How can I get the display
back to normal? I found this question posed several times
in various newsgroups, but ominously, there never seems to
be an answer.
Thanks
Derek
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    There used to be a prank (and harmless) program that would do this.
    You dropped it in someone's startup directory. You might want to look
    there (standing on your head of course) and see if anything shows up.

    I've a vague recollection of this coming up once before ... a year or
    two ago .... either here or in the correcponding Win98 group. If I
    recall that turned out not to be a prank program, but unfortunately I
    don't recall what it was. I presume you didn't touch your video
    settings?

    Derek Gatherer wrote:
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Windows 2000 Professional SP4. I've configured a machine
    > for multiple users. I had just made the emergency rescue
    > diskette using Backup and moved a few unwanted menus out
    > of the "All Users" profile folder in to
    > the "Administrator" profile folder in "Docs and Setts".
    > Then I rebooted the machine and the display was inverted
    > (completely upside down, but only after booting, the pre-
    > boot splashscreens are the right way up). Looks like I
    > managed to damage something. How can I get the display
    > back to normal? I found this question posed several times
    > in various newsgroups, but ominously, there never seems to
    > be an answer.
    > Thanks
    > Derek
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    I reinstalled my video drivers, rebooted and the problem had gone. Then I
    rebooted again and it returned. I also found that it only occurs in a single
    graphics setting (True colour 1024x768). If I take the graphics setting down
    it corrects itself.

    So I found out that if I go into Intel Extreme Graphic in the control panel,
    look under that resolution and uncheck rotation, it then goes for good (I
    think). So that, I hope is the answer (I still don't know how I managed to
    mess it up)

    "WoofWoof" wrote:

    > There used to be a prank (and harmless) program that would do this.
    > You dropped it in someone's startup directory. You might want to look
    > there (standing on your head of course) and see if anything shows up.
    >
    > I've a vague recollection of this coming up once before ... a year or
    > two ago .... either here or in the correcponding Win98 group. If I
    > recall that turned out not to be a prank program, but unfortunately I
    > don't recall what it was. I presume you didn't touch your video
    > settings?
    >
    > Derek Gatherer wrote:
    > >
    > > Hi
    > >
    > > Windows 2000 Professional SP4. I've configured a machine
    > > for multiple users. I had just made the emergency rescue
    > > diskette using Backup and moved a few unwanted menus out
    > > of the "All Users" profile folder in to
    > > the "Administrator" profile folder in "Docs and Setts".
    > > Then I rebooted the machine and the display was inverted
    > > (completely upside down, but only after booting, the pre-
    > > boot splashscreens are the right way up). Looks like I
    > > managed to damage something. How can I get the display
    > > back to normal? I found this question posed several times
    > > in various newsgroups, but ominously, there never seems to
    > > be an answer.
    > > Thanks
    > > Derek
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    I believe a number of recent cards/drivers have that invert
    capability. Perhaps a local prankster in your case if you were
    away from the machine?

    Derek wrote:
    > I reinstalled my video drivers, rebooted and the problem had gone. Then I
    > rebooted again and it returned. I also found that it only occurs in a single
    > graphics setting (True colour 1024x768). If I take the graphics setting down
    > it corrects itself.
    >
    > So I found out that if I go into Intel Extreme Graphic in the control panel,
    > look under that resolution and uncheck rotation, it then goes for good (I
    > think). So that, I hope is the answer (I still don't know how I managed to
    > mess it up)
    >
    > "WoofWoof" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>There used to be a prank (and harmless) program that would do this.
    >>You dropped it in someone's startup directory. You might want to look
    >>there (standing on your head of course) and see if anything shows up.
    >>
    >>I've a vague recollection of this coming up once before ... a year or
    >>two ago .... either here or in the correcponding Win98 group. If I
    >>recall that turned out not to be a prank program, but unfortunately I
    >>don't recall what it was. I presume you didn't touch your video
    >>settings?
    >>
    >>Derek Gatherer wrote:
    >>
    >>>Hi
    >>>
    >>>Windows 2000 Professional SP4. I've configured a machine
    >>>for multiple users. I had just made the emergency rescue
    >>>diskette using Backup and moved a few unwanted menus out
    >>>of the "All Users" profile folder in to
    >>>the "Administrator" profile folder in "Docs and Setts".
    >>>Then I rebooted the machine and the display was inverted
    >>>(completely upside down, but only after booting, the pre-
    >>>boot splashscreens are the right way up). Looks like I
    >>>managed to damage something. How can I get the display
    >>>back to normal? I found this question posed several times
    >>>in various newsgroups, but ominously, there never seems to
    >>>be an answer.
    >>>Thanks
    >>>Derek
    >>
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