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Display drivers showing big icons and unable to set the display

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  • pinkrain Mar 13, 2008

    display big icons. Can't be corrected in display section from control panel.

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Look in control panel , system, hardware,device manager. see any yellow question marks? remove all of them, reboot and windows will find your hardware again the display driver cd it will ask for it. or if lucky pick it from a list.

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