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The screen seems to be too wide, the task bar is off the screen and so are all the icons. I think I did something when I was messing with the resolution and I cannot get it back to normal. All of the windows open up but are off to the right where I cannot see them.

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    czbad92 May 11, 2010

    when u say u messed with something did u mean the screan or the computer options/

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Yes you did something - you set the resolution so low that everything is too large to fit on the screen. If you are unable to bring up and view the setting to change it back the simplest thing may be to boot into safe mode. Although changing the settings is not an option you can uninstall the Display Drivers from Device Manager and reboot. This should set the resolution back automatically to a usable value.

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