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Monitor displays vertically

The monitor display is completely vertical on start up. Is there a setting that adjusts this? I was unable to find anything in the control panel to do this--Yes the monitor is sitting upright--it has worked in the past. HP computer and monitor--

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If you mean that your screen display became narrower, then there are usually buttons on the screen to fix this, among other adjustments of the screen. the setting you're looking for has a two way arrow going horizontally through the middle of an icon representing the screen. In case i'm misunderstanding your problem, or this does not help, you can also try to let the screen rest for a while(at least 30 minutes), and turn it back on, to allow it to degauss. Good luck

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For computer monitors, it is usually activated by buttons on the bottom or side of the monitor.

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Change the display resolution in Windows To change the display resolution to the highest resolution, use the following actions.
  • In Windows 7 , click Start , click Control Panel , find the Appearance and Personalization area , and click Adjust Screen Resolution . Move the slider bar until the highest resolution for the monitor is set, and click OK .
  • In Windows Vista , click Start , click Control Panel , find the Appearance and Personalization area , and click Adjust Screen Resolution . Move the slider bar until the highest resolution for the monitor is set, and click OK .
  • In Windows XP , click Start , click Settings , and then click Control Panel . Double-click the Display icon, and select the Settings tab. Move the slider bar until the highest resolution is set, and click OK .
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The current display settings appear across the top of the main menu.

2. Rotate the flywheel to highlight an option. The name of the
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3. Press the flywheel control to select the highlighted option, then
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4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have made all your changes.

5. Rotate the flywheel control until Exit is highlighted, then press
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