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Desktop smaller than the TV.

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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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I use an LCD TV for my computer display. It was working quite OK. Recently I used some cleaners and after restarting, the desktop is box shape. I use win 7 home edition.

I have:

Updated the VGA driver - no good
changed the TV display settings using Media Centre - no good
Reinstalled the most recent image - no good
did a repair install - no good
did a clean install - no good
updated the VGA driver - no good
changed the TV display settings using Media Centre - no good
turned the TV off, waited 30 seconds and turned on again - no good

anyone got any ideas?
thanks

When i find that cleaner it was I will smash the ................ out it

edit on 15-7-2014 by learnatic because: typos




posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: learnatic

Have you tried using system restore to revert back to before you ran the cleaner ?


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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 05:23 AM
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a reply to: learnatic
Have you tried 'screen resolution' on your desktop?
Right click on your desktop ---> screen resolution



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 05:35 AM
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What cleaners did you use. I am assuming you used the cleaners as in software as opposed to household cleaners to clean a dirty screen on the TV?

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posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: learnatic
Skype me today preferably via phone but computer will work as well @antipathy17 and i'll give you hands on help.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 06:11 AM
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Hmm sounds peculiar, assuming this isn't just a resolution issue.
The HDMI can sometimes throw things out of sync. Laptop resolutions sometimes get displayed in a boxed view after connecting via HDMI to a tv. I think you can disconnect the HDMI from the laptop and restart your computer, THEN plug the cable back in after, although this of course is a different scenario seeing as it is with a laptop. It's a long shot and a pretty basic fix but it may help in some way or another.



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: learnatic

what is your computer saying your screen resolution is?



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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What connection is it to your computer? Is it hdmi?



posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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If your using an Nvidia card, right click desktop, click Nvidia Control Panel, then Resize Desktop.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: gortex

that's one thing I did not do and would it be too late to do it now that i have a clean install??

thanks



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:01 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

I use Advanced System Care which I've had for a couple of years and it works well never had a problem with it.
I use Malwayre Bytes
Easy Cleaner
Clary Utilites
Synei Utilities



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:07 AM
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a reply to: LightAssassin

anything small or is it larger the 680 x 620 or whatever it is the text is virually too small to see and the visible screen shrinks to about one third of the desktop now.

Using media centre I set the desktop 1270 ?? x whatever the other number is. I have set this for both the VGA setting and the HDMI setting but no change.



posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 05:10 AM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

VGA is the main one but I have the HDMI plugged in too. I cannot get the computer to display using HDMI at the best of times either with or without the VGA connection.



posted on Jul, 17 2014 @ 06:02 AM
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a reply to: zilebeliveunknown

I've tried playing around with the desktop screen resolution but anything smaller the 620 x 680 or whatever it is far too small.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: LightAssassin

For some strange reason this computer (a PC) has never seemed to use any resolution other than 620 x 680 or what ever it is. Nor does the default resolution for the TV show up in the list of resolutions. Any other resolution is far too small and I need a telescope to read the text.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: PhoenixOD

Sorry I did not read you question properly.

I have got it connected with both HDMI and VGA. Is this a wise thing to do??



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