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Screen turned sideways

My daughter was on my laptop, swears she didn't do ANYTHING, but brought my computer to me and the left side of the screen is now the bottom. (If you want to read it, hold it like a book and the screen is the right page.) HELP!!!

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Hi there. Your daughter mus have press on something on the keyboard. Inorder to get the screen back to normal . Try to press and hold the crtl + alt + uparrow key at the same time. This will take your screen back to normal position.

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