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My compaq xp home edition monitor picture squeezes to about a one inch bar on the screen. Is it my monitor or maybe my video card or ?????

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  • mikado35 Sep 12, 2008

    The monitor came with the computer and it is the older heavybox type,,,

  • Kyle May 11, 2010

    Is the monitor older than the PC?

    Is the monitor LCD (flat light) or CRT (old heavy box)



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So its been around for a while then.

Here are a couple of things you can try.

  • If there is another PC or laptop in your reach, hook the monitor in question up to that to it and see if you still have the problem.
  • Reboot the PC and Press or tap F8 as soon as the PC reboots until you see a black screen with white writing presenting you with boot options.
    Select "Safe mode with Networking" and the PC will load Windows with a reduced number the drivers and services. If Windows boots to the desktop in "Safe mode" with out the issue you described, then your driver may be outdated or incorrect.
  • In this case proceed to update the Video driver.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008


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