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Windows 7: whole page has stretched

22 Jan 2010   #1
marie

windows 7
 
 
whole page has stretched

Last night logged off as normal, turned pc on this morning and the appearance had changed. icons large and page has stretched,any help as to why this may have happened? oh i'm using windows7
Marie


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22 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try changing the resolution

Right click on your desktop, then resolution.

I would also check for any virus or malware. If it is the resolution, this should not happen.

You may also want to download and try malwarebytes, to make sure there is no malware on your computer.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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22 Jan 2010   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums, Did something change your screen resolution?
Screen Resolution - Display Settings
Your windows 7 should show a recommended resolution apply that if it has changed. Good luck to you with your problem.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
marie

windows 7
 
 

i have tried the screen resolution and apparantly it is on the recommended,even in here the tabs and icons are large. could it be malware then as Rich says?
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22 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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No one can say for sure if you have malware or not, that may not the cause in this case, but never could be sure. Download the malwarbytes and be sure. Even if that was not the cause of the problem, you may have malware and its best to always check, to get rid of it.
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22 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You may also want to try these suggestions:


Download the most current drivers for the monitor.

The next issue is your display card, Make sure it is up to date and working properly
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22 Jan 2010   #7
marie

windows 7
 
 

Ok thank you i will give this all a go, and i will let you know if it works.. thank you again
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22 Jan 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You are very welcome. If you have any problems or questions, you are very welcome to return, everyone at the Forum will be very happy to share their knowledge with you.
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22 Jan 2010   #9
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marie View Post
i have tried the screen resolution and apparently it is on the recommended,even in here the tabs and icons are large. could it be malware then as Rich says?
It is always a good practice to run scans if something seems to have changed your pc without you doing it. In my case I have young kids playing on the pc's and sometimes they do things that are hard to change back if you don't know what they did. This does not seem to be your problem. As you say you turned of the pc and then restarted in the morning. Sometimes I do system restores but that should be last resort. Did you look at windows update to see if a update may have caused this problem?
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22 Jan 2010   #10
marie

windows 7
 
 

Well i downloaded the malware programme and it found loads of nasties, and wey hey its all back to normal, thank you so much for your help
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