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Sirs: If I pause my computer during start up, 2 or 3 letters on the left side of the screen are unreadable. In other words the picture seems too large or is "scewed" to the left on the screen. This makes reading the black and white (DOS?) screen very difficult, if not impossible. Once I continue to my Windows desktop page I do not see to have this problem. On the other hand when I use my monitor as a TV it also seems to "cut off" a small portion of the picture to the left and to the bottom of the screen. The cut off is such that I can not read the score at the bottom of the screen during a televised football game. I am running Windows XP through a combined monitor/TV - a Visio 38 inch flat screen HDMI. Can you assist me to adjust the picture size?

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  • the_nuts Jan 03, 2011

    First, my problem has nothing to do with "Barcode Scanners". I don't know where this came from.
    Second how do I "go to the desktop and right click on screen resolution or personalize from either of them" Where do I find screen resolution on the "desk top"? And what do you mean personalize from either of "them". What is "them"?
    Please also remember, I do not seem to have a problem when using Windows XP. Problem occurs when I try to pause the start up and read the white script on the black background. It also occurs when I use the monitor in the TV mode.
    Thanks for your help

  • the_nuts Jan 04, 2011

    Sir: When I right click on my Desk Top I get only "Arrange Icons By", "Refresh", "New" and "Properties". Clicking on none of these gives me "screen resolution" or "personalize". When I click on "Refresh", I get nothing. "Properties" gives me a "Display Properties" window with no options that includes "screen resolution" or "personalize". "New" gives me the option to set up "short Cuts and access to WinZip files. So I seem to have no access to the two files you want me to use.

  • the_nuts Jan 05, 2011

    this is not a "bar code reader" problem but a computer hardware problem.
    Proposed solution by first expert does not work as locations he says can be reached from "desk top" are not available on my computer screen.
    First expert has not responded to my reply/comments as of two days ago.
    Please help.



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The action of changing the resolution foe the monitor will make the screen visible when you use it in windows or like a tv ..but in BIOS and when it starts it will always look like that ..This is a common issue ...and the only way you can adjust it is from auto adjust button on the monitor..
but ..I read the things that the previous posted and I sow that he didnt explained you how to change the display settings ..for resolution ..
you can do it right click on the icon of the video card in the task bar (system tray the bottom right ) and choose screen resolution ..and select them one by one until the best fit..
or indeed if you right click on the desktop and choose properties ..than the settings (in the right of the window ) this window you will find the resolution as well..
remember ..until you boot in windows the video card driver is not actually working ...and this is the cause..for the left letters being out of screen ..practically you should use the OSD settings in the main menu of the monitor ..and adjust the orizontal ..( reduce it in size on the horizontal line ) for to see the whole image ..
This may mess with the image you see after booting in windows..and you should use again the auto-adjusting ..
just in case...the rectangular one is the menu ...the +and- are for navigation and set values...the menu again is used for confirming ..and the 4th button is auto ..

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To adjust your screen size all you have to do is go to the desktop and right click on screen resolution or personalize from either of them you can navigate to the display settings page where you can adjust the display settings as well as the screen resolution from here you can make the display images and texts larger or smaller and also change the resolution to fit your screen.
Hope this solution has been helpful?

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    Rockme Jan 03, 2011

    First of all after reading your problem knew it had nothing to do with barcode scanners.
    Secondly when i say right click on your desktop i mean the desktop page just put your mouse on no object on the desktop page and right click like you want to refresh the system from the list of options which comes you can select either screen resolution or personalise and from there you can adjust display settings.
    The desktop screen is that screen which displays when you just put on your PC and it has finished booting where all your icons can be found.
    Hope this further clarifies the previous solution.



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