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Windows 7: I have a strange problem with my laptop display

23 Sep 2015   #1
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
I have a strange problem with my laptop display

I have a HP Presario C700 laptop, Os Win7 home 32bit.
I was in the middle of playing an old MSDOS game on the Dosbox emulator. This is one of those newer sideways moving games that allowed jumping. It is an Apogee game called Monster Bash. The CTRL key is for jump and the ALT is the fire key. The rest is controlled by the arrow keys.
I was playing the game and the screen went black for a split second then came back up but everything, desktop, game, taskbar, the whole shooting match did a 90 degree rotate to the right. The right side of the desktop is on the bottom of the screen. And even the mouse movement is flopped over 90 degrees to the right. I tried a complete cold reboot. That didn't help. The only thing that helped ( a temporary fix) was putting the laptop in extended screen mode. My flat screen tv can also serve as an extended monitor so if I am running 2 prog's at a time, which I do sometimes in digital mode for ham radio. Or if I am working on a new game or software then I can put the instruction's on the 2nd screen. Right now with the laptop is in extended screen mode the screen is right side up. If I put the laptop back in single screen mode. The screen is again flopped over on the right side. In all the years of using Windows (starting with Win 3.1) I have never had this happen to me. Other then the screen is flopped over to the right. The laptop is in 100% working order. I am at a lose as to how it happened or how to fix it. Did I just stumble on a previously unknown design flaw in Win7 home? I can attach a screen capture if need be.



Steve


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23 Sep 2015   #2
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Here is the screen capture.


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23 Sep 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have never used ATI card but check in the program and see if under Display if their is a setting to rotate the screen. nVidia control panel does.

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24 Sep 2015   #4
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
I have a strange problem with my laptop display

Thanks for the help Layback Bear, problem solved. I still don't know how I made it do that in the 1st place. I also disabled that control in the ATI display card property's so that it won't happen again. There must be some unknown hot key combo that I accidently hit.

Steve

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have never used ATI card but check in the program and see if under Display if their is a setting to rotate the screen. nVidia control panel does.

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24 Sep 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Glad your problem is fixed. I really don't know how it happens.
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28 Sep 2015   #6
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reble View Post
Thanks for the help Layback Bear, problem solved. I still don't know how I made it do that in the 1st place. I also disabled that control in the ATI display card property's so that it won't happen again. There must be some unknown hot key combo that I accidently hit.

Steve

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have never used ATI card but check in the program and see if under Display if their is a setting to rotate the screen. nVidia control panel does.

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Glad your problem is fixed. I really don't know how it happens.
Normally, the hotkeys are the CTRL + Arrow keys.
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28 Sep 2015   #7
reble

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
I have a strange problem with my laptop display

Thanks Gladson1976. That explains it very well. On this old MSDOS games running on the DosBox emulator. 90% of the time the CTRL key is set for jump, the ALT key is set fire the weapon and the Arrow keys move the action figure around. So I manually disabled that feature so that I don't accidently hit that key combo again.

Steve

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Normally, the hotkeys are the CTRL + Arrow keys.
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