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I just installed another video card into my computer and now the screen won't allow me to acess the start as the thyme is to large. How can I fix this problem?

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On the monitor, you might be able to adjust the height from the menu or a knob in older screens. You could try right-click in the middle of the desktop, go properties and chaneg the resolution to better suit the monitor. My guess is that you have not got the right driver loaded and therefore the resolution is like 640x480 instead of somewhere up around 1024x768. You can use the "Windows key" on your keyboard, looks like a flag symbol to get at start options.

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Restart your computer and keep hitting F8 once every second until the boot screen comes up. Then select - boot in safe mode with internet.

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Go into device manager and remove the old drivers for your graphics card.

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You do not say which operating system you are using.

This depends on your graphics card.

Right click on your desktop > Properties (Personalize) > (Display) Settings.

If you can see an image of 2 screens, 1 large, 1 small with the number 1 and 2 on them, then your graphics card can handle 2 monitors. When you connect the 2nd monitor you can use this control to switch between 1, 2 or both monitors, both monitors showing as 1 large screen or a split screen

If not, you will need to buy and install a dedicated grahics card matching your monitor(s)' port types and with Dual Monitor capability. Choose one with 2 video ports for maximum flexibility.

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When the card is disconnected automatically switches to on-board video which shares 128 MB of the physical memory. 1GB = 1024MB. 1024MB -128MB= 896MB. It's actually performing exactly as designed (except for the part where you say "the picture is not correct"). Are the fonts and icons too large? If they are, then you just have to install (or re-install, if ever) the drivers and software for the video card.

The video card would have most likely come in with an installation disc. Just pop it in your computer's CD or DVD drive and its autoplay function should come up automatically. THe autoplay function would provide you options for installing the drivers and applications or UNinstalling, if it's already installed.

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