When my son loads a cd game he gets only the top left hand quarter of the screen showing the game. Its not a condenced complete display showing in the quarter screen it is actually as if the game is playing with a full screen and only the top left quarter is displayed. The other 3 quarters of the screen is black?
I don't suppose the game being on CD has anything to do with it. You don't mention if you are using XP, Vista or what, so advice is general
Several things you should check :
1. on control panel, look at display settings - especially check you don't have multi-display settings (i.e. set to display screen over multiple screens) switched on.
2. click on icon for your graphics card in taskbar if you have one. Check the settings for your graphics card (probably ATI or Nvidia, but could be under name for brand such as Sapphire or XFX)) - also look for multi-display settings here.
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The reason is the aspect ratio that the game is set in. If you change the aspect ratio, you will lose the outer edges. A bit like cinema scope on a 16X9 screen. The top and bottom are missing by default.
you have to put the cd in the cd drive. then, in your task bar (which should be in your bottom right hand corner), you need to either click the expand button to see the icons in your task bar. you should see a loading cd icon; click it. that should then bring up a prompting screen where you should agree to install the game..... IF that doesnt work, you can just go to the start menu, then click on the "my computer" tab. this will bring you to a screen with the different devices hooked to your computer. left click the cd, then click install. Hope this helped you out!
lack gaming abilities of the X3100 integrated graphics chipset on the
other hand really put a damper on any fun with this notebook. Without a
more powerful dedicated graphics chipset, you won't be able to play
current or even last generation games without horrible frame rates, or
even getting the game to load at all. Another downside to the X3100
graphics on this notebook is the removal of the HDMI port (come
standard in higher configurations), leaving you with only VGA out for
connection to a larger display.
You have a bad keyboard or keyboard controller. Keyboard controller is located on your motherboard and to repair this requires you to replace the motherboard. However, the 1st thing I would try would be to replace the keyboard. You might be able to fine a new keyboard on eBay. If the keyboard doesn't fix the problem, then the motherboard will need to be replaced.
The first thing to check is the preferences for display. It sounds from what you say like it is there that the problem lies.
Right click anywhere on the desktop EXCEPT on an icon, and choose the bottom option "Personalize" from the menu that appears. On the left is an option called "Adjust font size (DPI)" start by checking that this is set to 96 and not the larger 120dpi.
You might also like to change the Theme back to Windows Vista and see if that fixes it. These options should change your screen back to the way it was.
reduce or lower down the resolution settings of your screen. On desktop right click select properties and under the settings tab reduce your resolution to a lower setting like 600*800 and click on Ok an OK again and retry playing your game
If it fails try restoring your computer to a previous date when you were still able to play the games. Start > all programs > accessories > systems tools > systems restore and click on the new window restore to and selct aday you remember you played the game well and resore to it.