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I may have changed the video card settings without meaning to!

I was playing a PC game with my daughter and I had a slight temper tantrum and hit a bunch of keys at the same time. My settings are all messed up with everything being really large and pages don't fit on the screen. I have to space way over to read even e-mail. An IT guy at work told me that I needed to re-establish my video card settings???What??? I do have some cd's that came with my computer. I have tried restoring back to a date before I had my tantrum, but with no luck...this is very frustrating...help?? It is a Dell Dimension 3000

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On the desktop you can right mouse click on an empty area & if you are using Windows Vista click personalize, on XP it would be properties. Find the adapter tab and use it to reset your graphics to the way you want them. You can also access these features thru the control panel area on your start menu. Hope this helps.

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