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Windows 7: Display Problem, HELP


04 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Display Problem, HELP

Computer information: Compaq Prescario CQ56, bought about 6 months ago.

Alright, this problem hasn't happened before. I logged omto my computer and for some reason, the display looked rather "thin." Like how it would look if you set your display to "widescreen" on a normal square TV. Pictures look skinnier than they should, text looks like it is joined closer together than normal.

I made sure the orientation was set to landscape and my resolution is at the max (1366x768). I hit the "projector" function key (F4) and set it to "duplicate", even though I have no projector. When this was done, it looked similair to how it should (resolution was 1024x768), but the graphics quality suffered and it looked a little too zoomed in.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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04 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Firstly, if your computer is still under warranty, I'd be inclined to get it back to HP/Compaq for repair.

Secondly, it sounds as though your graphics card could be the problem so you could check for any updated drivers. HP support should have them available for download.
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04 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Firstly, if your computer is still under warranty, I'd be inclined to get it back to HP/Compaq for repair.

Secondly, it sounds as though your graphics card could be the problem so you could check for any updated drivers. HP support should have them available for download.
I doubt it's in need of repair...I already searched for display drivers, but I'm up to date, haven't thought of it being a graphics card problem. I'll check and see if it needs updating. Will post results.
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04 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You may doubt it's in need of repair, but surely it's better to get it checked out while it's under warranty?

See what happens when you update your grahics drivers. If that doesn't cure it, I'd be contacting the manufacturer pretty sharpish.
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04 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I don't even know where the warranty card is anyway, but I'll have it checked at BestBuy next week when i fly up to the US if I don't find a solution otherwise (really hoping it's not that serrious x.x).
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04 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You may doubt it's in need of repair, but surely it's better to get it checked out while it's under warranty?

See what happens when you update your grahics drivers. If that doesn't cure it, I'd be contacting the manufacturer pretty sharpish.
Hmm, think you can find a graphics card driver link for me?
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04 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Compaq Presario CQ56-100 Notebook PC series specifications - HP Home & Home Office products

Click the link for Support & Drivers at the top of the HP page.

Google is your friend.
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04 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Why would you not just go to hp's website, look up your model and download the latest driver? It isn't rocket science.
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04 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Why would you not just go to hp's website, look up your model and download the latest driver? It isn't rocket science.
MacGvyr, that thought did cross my mind. I guess I'm getting too damned benevolent at my time of life.
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04 Jul 2011   #10

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
MacGvyr, that thought did cross my mind. I guess I'm getting too damned benevolent at my time of life.
I like to mix my benevolence with a splash of snark for added flavor.

Let me Google that for you!
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