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Windows 7: Extra large icons & gadgets on start up.


02 Mar 2012   #1

Ms Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Extra large icons & gadgets on start up.

Hi there, my problem is when I start up in the morning my icons and gadgets are extra large and I mean large, I solve this by right clicking on desktop, click screen resolution (which is also extra large) then click detect. This opens a normal size window and I am good to go. The display is set at (default) 100% and never changes so that isn't the problem. Also this only happens on a cold start up and not if I reboot
or restart while while I have been using the computer. I hope someone out there can help me with this small problem because it is very annoying, many thanks, Shibumi1.

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02 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What is the native resolution of your monitor and are you using it ?
Just read your specs, nice rig.
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02 Mar 2012   #3

Ms Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

As per my system specs
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02 Mar 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Shibumi,

I get this as well sometimes. I think it may be due to some conflict with the monitor numbers between AMD CCC and Windows 7 "Screen Resolution" settings. I'm thinking it may be a issue with the latest AMD video drivers.

With 3 monitors, it also switches the order of my main center #2 monitor and the far right #3 monitor.

By chance, have you been changing how (ex: HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, etc...) the monitor is connected before this happened?
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02 Mar 2012   #5

Ms Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hi Brink, No connections have been changed, it just happened on day recently, I am at a loss.
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02 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might see if completely uninstalling the AMD video driver, then doing a clean install of it again may help if it had gotten corrupted.
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03 Mar 2012   #7

Ms Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Many thanks, I'll give it a try later and will let you know.
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03 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You've got the dreaded refresh rate of 59hz, if i remember right people were haveing this problem and there is a fix for it but i'm not sure what the fix was. But it needs to be 1920x1080 @ 60hz.
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03 Mar 2012   #9

Ms Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hi, love to know what that fix was. Nothing else seems to be working, it's not a big problem and I feel sure that there is a simple logical solution, just hope someone comes upon these posts with the answer. Many thanks for all the help. Shibumi1
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03 Feb 2013   #10

Ms Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shibumi1 View Post
Hi there, my problem is when I start up in the morning my icons and gadgets are extra large and I mean large, I solve this by right clicking on desktop, click screen resolution (which is also extra large) then click detect. This opens a normal size window and I am good to go. The display is set at (default) 100% and never changes so that isn't the problem. Also this only happens on a cold start up and not if I reboot
or restart while while I have been using the computer. I hope someone out there can help me with this small problem because it is very annoying, many thanks, Shibumi1.
Finally solved. It turns out that if the monitor is on standby graphics load normally, however if the monitor is turned off and Windows loads before it is turned on the graphics are extra large. So it has nothing to do with hot or cold restarts but whether the monitor in on or off before Windows loads. Many thanks to all who tried to help and I hope that this helps someone else. Shibumi1
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