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Desktop too large for monitor

We got out computer fixed recently (new power supply because of lightning) the desktop is too big for the monitor. It's making my husband crazy because he has to scroll back and forth and he can't play Spider! Poor baby. Help!!! I've tried everything I know to do. I called the computer guy thinking he had re-set some setting...but he had no clue. Why would this happen? I've gone into settings under properties...tried it all....HELP!!!! Please???

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  • Sandy Skogen-McClure Jun 24, 2009

    It's an ADI A505. Model Number is L-152. 15'' TFT LCD monitor. My OS is XP. My resolution is set at it's highest option.

  • Sandy Skogen-McClure Jun 24, 2009

    How do I "unadjust" the bios if that is the problem? I don't know what that means...sorry. Rookie. :)



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This has to do with the resolution settings on your display, or someone has changed the default dpi, or the bios has been adjusted.
What OS are you using? xp? vista?
What make & model # of computer?
Right click the desktop, choose properties> then settings>make sure the screen resolution is set correctly, then choose advanced and make sure the dpi is set to normal. Reboot.
If that doesn't work, check for another graphics tab in the advanced settings for your display, like Intel graphics or something, and check the screen resolution set there and adjust it if necessary.
Otherwise, check the osd for your monitor and see if it's set to factory specs.
But I'm guessing the techs that did the work on your power supply had a different sized monitor hooked up and made an adjustment they forget to reset.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    efs_perpends Jun 24, 2009

    This has to be a windows adjustable setting. It won't be in bios. If you go into the control panel>display>settings>advanced, go to the monitor setting and make sure there's a check mark in hide modes that this monitor cannot display, then turn the monitor off from its power button, then restart it. See if there's any improvement.

    Try adjusting the refresh rate and see if it has an effect. The optimum for your monitor is 1024 x 768/60Hz . Here's the support page online for that monitor, and here's a link to a troubleshooter. But try changing the resolution, then rebooting windows, then adjust it again if necessary and see if there's any effect. I think this has got to be a windows software issue, or possibly a corrupt driver.

    Go to windows update and check for any graphics/video updates that might be available for your system.

    Then use the device manager to check the status of your display adapter. Rt click My computer>manage>device manager, choose display adapter and rt. click it, choose properties, then scan for hardware changes. See if this will correct the situation. if not, use the troubleshooter here to reinstall the driver for your monitor. Select troubleshoot, then I can't set resolution above 640...

    then follow the steps to reinstall the driver for the monitor. (Make sure you have the original drivers cd in case of problems, and set a system restore point prior to doing this, just in case you have to revert back.)

    Otherwise, you might try running chkdsk according to instructions here and here, to see if your system has been corrupted.


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It looks like your display driver is not installed or corrupted

check your display driver by right clicking my computer click the hardware tab ,then click the device manager

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Your monitor resolution is just too small. You need to increase your resolution.

For Vista:
Open Control Panel.
Click on Personalization
Click on Display Settings
Move the bar where it says "resolution" to it's maximum allowable size.

For XP:
Go to desktop, right click an empty area, and click on the properties menu item.

Scroll through the tabs. Look for an Appearance or Display tab. There is a bar labeled Resolution, and you should be able to drag it to increase or decrease your resolution.

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