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Windows 7: Screen orientation problem & 2 "Program Files" folders?

03 Feb 2011   #1
Claremh

Windows 7
 
 
Screen orientation problem & 2 "Program Files" folders?

Hi guys, not totally sure where this should go, please feel free to move it if it's in the wrong place.


I've only had my laptop since September, it's a Toshiba Sattelite Pro L450-17K and it's running Windows 7. Recently, I turned it on and the screen orientation is all wrong. There's a black bar about an inch thick running down the left hand side of the screen and the start bar is off the bottom - seems like the screen is too narrow and too long. I've tried playing about with the resolution but the bar still stays and the screen's off the bottom. I've downloaded all the latest display drivers but with no avail - it seems to do this 9 times outta 10 that I turn it on but very occassionally it's just like it should be.


Also, I've noticed today that in my C drive there is a folder named "Program Files" and one named "Program Files x 86" and I have absolutely no idea why. It's taking up masses of space - seems like everything is installed twice! I don't know how to fix that either...if anyone could help?


Thanks


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03 Feb 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

See if DPI is the problem
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

If that does not work, its the monitor. Get your manual to see how to adjust screen. Its there, just find it. If you cant find you manual, give me the information, I will try on line.

If you have 64 bit one folder for 32 the other for 64.
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03 Feb 2011   #3
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Claremh View Post
Also, I've noticed today that in my C drive there is a folder named "Program Files" and one named "Program Files x 86" and I have absolutely no idea why. It's taking up masses of space - seems like everything is installed twice! I don't know how to fix that either...if anyone could help?
I think I'm right in saying the x86 Program Files folder contains 32-bit programs and the other folder is for 64-bit.
This isn't a fault or problem, it's the way it is.
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03 Feb 2011   #4
Claremh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
See if DPI is the problem
DPI Display Size Settings - Change

If that does not work, its the monitor. Get your manual to see how to adjust screen. Its there, just find it. If you cant find you manual, give me the information, I will try on line.

If you have 64 bit one folder for 32 the other for 64.
I tried the DPI and it's not made any difference, it's set to "Smaller" at the moment and it only gives me the option for medium - tried it and it just made everything on the screen bigger...but still off the monitor.

I'm not totally sure where the manual is - how easy would it be for you to find it online? I don't wanna put you out unnecessarily.
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03 Feb 2011   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thats why Im here. Give me the make and model of the monitor. Ill get it for you tomorrow, if someone else does not get it first.
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03 Feb 2011   #6
Claremh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thats why Im here. Give me the make and model of the monitor. Ill get it for you tomorrow, if someone else does not get it first.
Ehm, it's a laptop so other than saying it's a Toshiba Sattelite Pro L450-17K (Which I just read off the bottom ) I'm not really sure what else I can call it?
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03 Feb 2011   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Here you go, since I am not a paid member, there is a wait. Ill let you do the waiting
Toshiba Satellite Pro L450-17K Laptop Manual | Download Manual & User Guide
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03 Feb 2011   #8
Claremh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Here you go, since I am not a paid member, there is a wait. Ill let you do the waiting
Toshiba Satellite Pro L450-17K Laptop Manual | Download Manual & User Guide
Apparently I've reached my daily downloading limit...having never been on the site before I'm not sure how - but I'll try again tomorrow!
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03 Feb 2011   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Model Content Page

Download manual, you want page 173
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