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My text and icons are huge including my desktop ground

My 4 year old daughter hit a key that she does not remember which one, now all of my icons and text are huge, my desktop background seems to be zoomed and not of it will fit on the screen and I cannot correct, I need help, please.

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Right click on the desktop and either go t "personalize" or "properties" from there go to "settings" and you will see a slider bar, move it all the way to the right and hit apply and then ok...it should all return to normal. i hope this helps!

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Shine a flashlight on the dark screen to see if you barelysee the icons on the desktop. If so, then the LCD Inverter is bad.

Plug in an external monitor and see if the display shows up on it. It can beany kind of monitor even the old big fat crt monitors as long as it has a vgacable to connect to your computer's vga port. If so that proves yourvideo card is ok. The video will show on most systems when you rebootwithout you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit the FN(Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the correctkey for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key willnormally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.

If you see no icons by shinning a flash light and the external monitor works,then your screen is bad. If you see no icons by shinning the flash lightand nothing shows on the external monitor, then most likely your video card isbad.

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