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My 5 year old pressed a combination of keys - not sure really - and now my screen has rotated - and I cannot get the screen back to normal -- in fact I have my monitor tipped over to the right side just so I can type this? what to do? thanks

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Please run system restore from Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore and select a settings back to a date prior to the errorenous event. Let the machine restart and your old settings will be restored back to give you previous view of the screen.

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Right-click on the desktop and select properties. you should be able to find the correct setting from there (probably in the right-most tab which will likely be be named for your video-card manufacturer).

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