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15 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Issue with resolution...

Where I live our power recently flashed. I had installed a few updates prior to the flash, but due to the fact that some were for Microsoft Office which I had recently uninstalled, some of them failed.

When the power flashed, it rebooted like normal, but took me to the screen with the different options saying "Windows did not shutdown correctly" (like usual when the power flashes). I clicked safe mode, because if you guys have seen my last thread, I had problems with Office and was told to go into safe mode. After clicking safe mode, it began booting, and the screen was huge. It told me it was configuring Windows because of the updates, but shortly after it told me it failed configuring, and that it was reverting the changes. It rebooted itself again, but didn't ask me if I wanted to go into safe mode or not. It rebooted without mentioning the configuration and I thought everything was going fine, until I got back to my desktop. The screen was huge and zoomed in. I checked the resolution, and it said it was 1920x1080 (the normal), but it sure didn't look like it. Some things stayed the normal size, however. For example, the mouse pointer is fine, but the close button in my browser is probably the size of what all three of the buttons (minimize, full window, and close) combined use to be. All of the desktop icons were huge and moved to one side (unlike they were in the first place), and the taskbar was probably double its size before this happened. Everything ran alright, and it told me that all but two updates I had recently installed needed to be installed again. I accepted, let it install, and did what I was told to do about the office problem (it worked, luckily).

It then wanted me to restart again, so I clicked okay. Again, it didn't ask me if I wanted to start it normally or in safe mode, then configured the updates and was fine. Now, when I got back to the desktop, everything is still huge, and it seems to be running a bit odd. No matter what settings I change, the screen won't get any smaller. I've tried normally rebooting it and everything, but it still won't change. Any suggestions?

Man, I have a lot of problems...thanks for answering in advance.


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15 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

I would re-check the Video Drivers, make sure it doesn't say it is VGA Standard or something. I also don't believe it is really at 1920x1080 for you, but first I would definitely check the video adapter saying it is the card your system has. If it does, try playing with the resolution settings, make it go to another mode, then set it there, then try setting it back to the resolution you want.
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15 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

This is going to sound really stupid, but how do I go about checking my video drivers the correct way? I could probably figure out how, but I'm rather busy at the moment, and I'd like to fix this soon. I probably know how to, I'm just really tired today (and I'd like to be sure I'm right before I go and tell you that it isn't an issue with the video driver or something). :\

I can however verify that I've tried setting the resolution to different settings and then setting it back; that hasn't worked yet, it's still oddly zoomed in.
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15 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SirWeegee View Post
This is going to sound really stupid, but how do I go about checking my video drivers the correct way? I could probably figure out how, but I'm rather busy at the moment, and I'd like to fix this soon. I probably know how to, I'm just really tired today (and I'd like to be sure I'm right before I go and tell you that it isn't an issue with the video driver or something). :\

I can however verify that I've tried setting the resolution to different settings and then setting it back; that hasn't worked yet, it's still oddly zoomed in.
Go to the Windows Ball in the lower Left hand Corner, then go to 'Computer' and right click on it. Go down to where it shows 'manage' and click on that.

there, you should have computer Management. Go to the item saying 'Device Manager' on the left, then look in the window on the right for 'Display Adapter'. Expand that out and see if it says something like 'Standard VGA'... If it does, it thinks your video card is the lowest common denominator and you just need to put it back to whatever your graphics card is.
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15 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

It still thinks my graphics card is the "Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset" card, like always. I just searched for updates, too, but it didn't come up with anything.
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15 Oct 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WeeGee,
System File Checker - SFC /SCANNOW Command

And as you have learned the hard way, always disconnect your computer if lightning storm is imminent.
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15 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

There wasn't a storm, actually. There's not a cloud in the sky and our power randomly went off. I thought it'd be fine, too, as I have a surge protector that it's running on...

Anyway, it finished the scan and that it found some corrupt files but was unable to fix them. It said this last time I had a problem, too, which was a few months ago. I really don't want to run a system restore point until I know what's causing it and if I really have to, because I've saved a bunch of important things recently and I'd had to lose them all just because my screen is acting up (and nothing really seems to be acting corrupt, unlike the last time where Windows simply wouldn't restart). I attached the CBS file to this post, and you guys can read it if you want (I'd very much appreciate it, though I understand it's a huge file so you don't have to). Any suggestions?


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File Type: log CBS (2).log (696.9 KB, 9 views)
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15 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Okay, so...I was just messing around with my settings, and I just figured out that the display was set to 125% in a tab that I couldn't find very easily and didn't really bother to check. I set it back to normal, and it seems to be fine now, which makes me feel really stupid but also confused...why was it acting weird? Why do I have corrupt files that my computer can't fix? (I'll include the sfcdetails file if that really matters now.)

Also, now that I guess this is finished, I was wondering why (as I said in the beginning about my updates) Windows Update says I failed like 25 updates over the course of a few days and it won't let me reinstall them. I mean, I know I failed some, but I didn't think there was that many...could this be from about a half an hour ago when Windows told me that it was "reverting changes?"

If that is really all that happened, then I'm really sorry I wasted your time for a simple issue, guys. D:


Attached Files
File Type: txt sfcdetails.txt (37.2 KB, 9 views)
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15 Oct 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to a wall!

I gave you a link to a tutorial on using system file checker.

Now I want you to go read that. Then you can post a .txt file.

What you really should do is to, from an elevated command promt, delete everything from c:\windows\Logs\CBS.

After the deletion, then run SFC again. Now generate that .txt file.
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15 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums I would suggest a couple of things. To do after doing the above.
Windows Update - Enable or Disable "Who can install updates" Setting
1. Being reading through this tutorial on how to set Windows updates to notify you and not just automatically install them. This way you can go through them and decide which ones you want to install and when.

2. Whenever you make a bunch of changes to your system install new programs, download new drivers first create a restore point. Then after if your satisfied with everything make another restore point.

This way it makes it easy to get rid of programs or drivers you decide you don't like or need.
The second one makes sure your able to easily restore your system back to where it was after you have it setup just the way you want to, in case you experience something like you have described.
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