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Anonymous
February 9, 2005 12:25:46 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.flight-sim (More info?)

I was playing IL 2 Forgotton battles for a number of weeks. I did an upload
on a driver (one of these that are posted in an email and you do
automatically for those of us who don't know what we are doing) Anyhow when
I went to play, my screen (the whole game ) appeared upside down on the
monitor. Repetitive trys and the same happened. So I figured I would do a
complete and new install and had hoped that would fix it. Still the same,
everything is upside down. Anyone know what is going on? This is
frustrating as heck. Thank you

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Ras

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Anonymous
February 9, 2005 12:25:47 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.flight-sim (More info?)

Yeah, I think I know what is going on. Assuming you did a re-install of the
operating system, not just IL-2 and the whole system is affected, not just
IL2

You actually installed one of those "Microsoft Updates" from an email you
got.
Here's the bad news... MS doesn't notify you by email of updates. Ever.
Never has. Never will. THEY ARE ALL VIRUSES... EVERY ONE. To update you
either have to have automatic updates selected, respond to a prompt that the
updates are there (if not selected) or visit the microsoft update web site.

So, here's the deal. You've got a virus. It looks like it just wants to
play games. Buy and run a good virus scanner. Everybody has their
favorite. I use Norton.

If you are like most people that bought a pre-made HP, Dell, etc., your
re-install is probably on another partition of your disk and may have been
infected as well. Try the virus scanner first and see if that clears it up.
Try some anti-spyware software as well. As a last resort, use the install
CDs (if you have them... You did go ahead and make install CDs, didn't
you? - usually from the info that's on that other partition (I've got a few
HP systems I bought recently... They don't come with re-install disks, you
have to create them from the data on the D partition).

Also try calling the company tech support. With luck, you'll get someone
who actually has met someone who speaks your language as a native tongue.
Ask them if they have any ideas. Maybe they will send you some re-install
disks.

This isn't one of those monitors that has a swivel so it can be viewed in
landscape or portrait mode is it? (never bought one, never could figure a
use for one, but they do make them). Did you swing it all the way round so
it's upside down? (didn't think so)

"DR" <duklvr@tekstar.com> wrote in message
news:u7aOd.85$q3.7613@news7.onvoy.net...
> I was playing IL 2 Forgotton battles for a number of weeks. I did an
upload
> on a driver (one of these that are posted in an email and you do
> automatically for those of us who don't know what we are doing) Anyhow
when
> I went to play, my screen (the whole game ) appeared upside down on the
> monitor. Repetitive trys and the same happened. So I figured I would do a
> complete and new install and had hoped that would fix it. Still the same,
> everything is upside down. Anyone know what is going on? This is
> frustrating as heck. Thank you
>
> --
> Ras
>
>
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 12:32:20 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.flight-sim (More info?)

Check your rotation settings for your video card.
What kind of card you got?

--
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in
a
pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly
used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW--What a ride!!!"
-Stuart Wilde-

"Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."
-Bob Dylan-

Gene (Dauntless) Flannery
Deb Baer
"DR" <duklvr@tekstar.com> wrote in message
news:u7aOd.85$q3.7613@news7.onvoy.net...
>I was playing IL 2 Forgotton battles for a number of weeks. I did an
>upload on a driver (one of these that are posted in an email and you do
>automatically for those of us who don't know what we are doing) Anyhow when
>I went to play, my screen (the whole game ) appeared upside down on the
>monitor. Repetitive trys and the same happened. So I figured I would do a
>complete and new install and had hoped that would fix it. Still the same,
>everything is upside down. Anyone know what is going on? This is
>frustrating as heck. Thank you
>
> --
> Ras
>
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 1:17:51 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.flight-sim (More info?)

Thank you, I do have automatic updates selected and do go in to the hp web
site. I also have spyware and Norton. though a couple of times Norton has
advised me they removed a backdoor trojan? I will do another scan and yes,
I did do the install cd's when purchsed computer a month ago. Appreicate
your assistance .
"Jay Williams" <jay@jwilliamslaw.com> wrote in message
news:wjaOd.3$DG5.1@lakeread07...
> Yeah, I think I know what is going on. Assuming you did a re-install of
> the
> operating system, not just IL-2 and the whole system is affected, not just
> IL2
>
> You actually installed one of those "Microsoft Updates" from an email you
> got.
> Here's the bad news... MS doesn't notify you by email of updates. Ever.
> Never has. Never will. THEY ARE ALL VIRUSES... EVERY ONE. To update you
> either have to have automatic updates selected, respond to a prompt that
> the
> updates are there (if not selected) or visit the microsoft update web
> site.
>
> So, here's the deal. You've got a virus. It looks like it just wants to
> play games. Buy and run a good virus scanner. Everybody has their
> favorite. I use Norton.
>
> If you are like most people that bought a pre-made HP, Dell, etc., your
> re-install is probably on another partition of your disk and may have been
> infected as well. Try the virus scanner first and see if that clears it
> up.
> Try some anti-spyware software as well. As a last resort, use the install
> CDs (if you have them... You did go ahead and make install CDs, didn't
> you? - usually from the info that's on that other partition (I've got a
> few
> HP systems I bought recently... They don't come with re-install disks,
> you
> have to create them from the data on the D partition).
>
> Also try calling the company tech support. With luck, you'll get someone
> who actually has met someone who speaks your language as a native tongue.
> Ask them if they have any ideas. Maybe they will send you some re-install
> disks.
>
> This isn't one of those monitors that has a swivel so it can be viewed in
> landscape or portrait mode is it? (never bought one, never could figure a
> use for one, but they do make them). Did you swing it all the way round
> so
> it's upside down? (didn't think so)
>
> "DR" <duklvr@tekstar.com> wrote in message
> news:u7aOd.85$q3.7613@news7.onvoy.net...
>> I was playing IL 2 Forgotton battles for a number of weeks. I did an
> upload
>> on a driver (one of these that are posted in an email and you do
>> automatically for those of us who don't know what we are doing) Anyhow
> when
>> I went to play, my screen (the whole game ) appeared upside down on the
>> monitor. Repetitive trys and the same happened. So I figured I would do
>> a
>> complete and new install and had hoped that would fix it. Still the
>> same,
>> everything is upside down. Anyone know what is going on? This is
>> frustrating as heck. Thank you
>>
>> --
>> Ras
>>
>>
>
>
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