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Computer res changing to 640x480, text size huge

Q: Computer res changing to 640x480, text size huge

Hey guys,

As the subject says the text size is huge in windows, regardless of windows prefs or teh View -> Text Size option... they're huge and barely readable... just a lot of other problems. Removed a few entries from regedit & msconfig, there were two listings found that looked like a lot of squares and o's as the name, the path was in HLCU/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT or something like that... I removed them as well.

Microsoft Antispyware didn't find anything which I found odd, but she ran AdAware occasionally so that is good... here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:50:56 PM, on 7/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\SupportCenter\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Connect\mswmcls.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Connect\mswmc.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\msn.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = runonce.msn.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [URLLSTCK.exe] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\UrlLstCk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EssSpkPhone] essspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - Startup: UMAX VistaAccess.lnk = C:\VSTASCAN\VsAccess.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Verizon Online Support Center.lnk = C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\SupportCenter\bin\matcli.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Define - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Look Up in &Encyclopedia - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: Control Pad - {28D44DAD-D1FC-4d4f-BB1B-ADF037C8DDBC} - C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\Verizon Online Control Pad\VerizonControlPad.Exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Control Pad - {28D44DAD-D1FC-4d4f-BB1B-ADF037C8DDBC} - C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\Verizon Online Control Pad\VerizonControlPad.Exe
O9 - Extra button: Encarta Encyclopedia - {2FDEF853-0759-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Encarta Encyclopedia - {2FDEF853-0759-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O9 - Extra button: Define - {5DA9DE80-097A-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Define - {5DA9DE80-097A-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {08BEF711-06DA-48B2-9534-802ECAA2E4F9} (PlxInstall Class) - down.plaxo.com/down/re...nstall.cab
O16 - DPF: {38911EED-5726-41B4-9612-265534EC7A13} (Address Magic Web Edition Download Stub) - www.returnpath.net/reg...dition.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - download.mcafee.com/mo...insctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - zone.msn.com/binFramew...b33902.cab
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} - download.mcafee.com/mo...cgdmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {F00F4763-7355-4725-82F7-0DA94A256D46} (IMDownloader Class) - www2.incredimail.com/c...loader.cab
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe

Preferred Solution: Computer res changing to 640x480, text size huge

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Computer res changing to 640x480, text size huge

I don't know how much this will help but I see you have a nVidia graphics card. Have you tried updating the drivers to the card? If you did is that when the trouble started? If so try getting a different driiver for the card.

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I had a BSOD earlier when i tried to load a facebook favourite, anyways i rebooted and now all my IE8 browser text is really big! my deskop icons and other programs are fine, as they were but the text being displayed on webpages is like almost double its regular size, has anyone seen this b4 or know how to resolve it?

I checked all my accesability settings and font settings in IE but they are as per normal!

A:All of a sudden my IE text size is huge!?

Press 'Ctrl' and '-'

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For some odd reason, my text size on webpages keeps changing from med to large. I am not doing anything but going from page to page. I will set the text size to med, then all of a sudden I will pull up a page and the setting will be at large. My hijack this registry is clean. Any help would be great. It is not hard to change it back to med when I need to, but is getting annoying.

A:Text size keeps changing.!!!

if you use a scrollwheel mouse it can easely happen, if you hold the Ctrl key and use the scrollwheel at the same time the textsize will change

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Windows 7 64-bit
I can adjust the display so it's large enough to read everything but the text. For instance, now have it set at 150% of normal and the title of this post is large but what I'm typing now is so small it's barely readable. MUCH smaller than 10-point.

There is a way to customize the display, but anything more than 150% is so large it overflows my wide-screen monitor. Surely there must be a choice between way too large and way too small, but I can't find it.

A message on my screen now says to run TSG Sysinfo, for information helpful in solving this problem. Last time I downloaded something similar, here, I ended up with a $40 Uniblue program on my computer that I had to fight like crazy to stop invading my world. I never got my money back, either. It would help to know what "TSG Sysinfo" is, before I commit to running it.


A:Changing Text size

You try adjusting the resolution or zooming in or our in your web browser.

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Hey all, sometimes when I enter the TSG site my text size changes. One minute the text is the size I have it set to and then when I go to a different thread it will get larger. At times if I hit the refresh button it goes back to the right size and sometimes it doesnt. I ran ccleaner but it does not make any difference. I have tried firefox(3.6) in safe mode but no difference there. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this also. It is only the TSG site that this happens on.

A:Text size keeps changing

I have had this happen occasionally as well but have not come up with a solution yet.

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I have a new Sony vaio, with internet explorer 8. Evertime I'm on the internet my text size keeps changing. How do I fix this? The tab on the bottom screen has no lock to keep it at the same size. This is driving me crazy!!

A:text size keeps changing

Open your browser. Select text size and close the browser. On re-opening size should hold.

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Using HP J4680 printer. Some of the pages I print size I print from web pages are so small it is hard to read the printed pages.

Is there a way to change the printed text size?

If so how?



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This is more of an annoyance then a problem. Each time I launch I.E. 5.5 the text size defaults to "medium". I then have to go to "View"-"Text Size"- and click on "Smallest". I would prefer that it defaults to "Smallest" when I launch it. Anyone know how to change the text default size?

A:Changing default text size in I.E. 5.5

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I am running IE 5.5 and W2K w/service pack1. I chose View --> Text Size --> Smallest. However every so often when I open my browerser it keeps defaulting to Medium Text Size. It is quite annoying keep changing my Text Size to Smallest. How do I fix this?

A:Internet Explorer Text Size Keep Changing

Hi chaosbreaker

I placed the font size button on the toolbar which makes it easier than using View>TextSize>Size.

As to why the font changes sizes every so often...I don't have a better answer except maybe it depends on the phase of the moon.

Have you tried pressing the Shift key while exiting the last browser to retain your settings?

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A very non-computer savvy woman asked why the text size changes (sometimes to large or very large and sometimes to small or very small) while she is typing on her netbook with XP. She says it happens in both her browser (Chrome) and her word processor (MS Works). She also is running Google Desktop. I did not see any utitlities or other unusual software. She says it is random but she thinks she might be brushing against the touchpad when it happens. Any guesses what she is doing? (She was going to try to show me but her battery died.)

A:text changing size on Acer netbook

If the touch pad is setup with a Scroll Zone, pressing CTRL+ScrollZone is same as CTRL+Wheel on the mouse, and will change text size in many applications. If they use keyboard shortcuts a lot like CTRL+C and CTRL+V that might explain it. You can disable the scroll zones in Control Panel | Mouse/Touchpad to see if that stops it.

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Hi, does anybody know how to adjust text size, colour etc. in dropdown menus.
Cheers xpvista (actually it's John but surpisingly that user name was already taken)

A:Changing text size and colour in menus

Hi John,

Here's a great tutorial for editing your default Windows fonts. Enjoy!


Windows Outreach Team

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I'll start out here by stating a problem I finally solved and then my question:

For months now I've been fighting that my hardware cursor disappears in World of Warcraft on my home theater system and time I switch modes to full screen and sometimes even in windowed mode and the reason for this is apparently due to me setting my display text size to 150% or 125%. I did find via some searching WoW customer service forums that if I set it back to 100% (default) OR 149% customized, my hardware cursor works again. I'm going to leave it at 149% because I really do need the larger text size on my HDTV and using 149%, I don't have to change back to normal, log out, log in, then start my game.

I'm glad I found this solution - but my question is, WHY is this an issue on Windows 7? Why does 149% work??

I did some searching and couldn't find any reports of this on XP - and as far as I can remember it only started happening to me when I upgraded my XP to Win7. I'm hoping Microsoft recognizes this as a bug and will fix it someday.

Thanks in advance!

A:Game "hardware cursor" disappears after changing text size

This has to do with DPI scaling. Technically, when you change DPI different images should be used (higher DPI - higher quality image).
150% probably is that border where image should be changed. Likely, in your case that image is missing or somewhat corrupt (or might be a Blizzard's bug).

But Microsoft knows about problems with scaling. In Windows 8 Dev. Preview, at least in Metro part of it, scaling is done in a different way.

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I am trying to use a Knoppix CD to access my files locked on my computer during a NTFS-related error. I have downloaded an ISO and I have burned the CD successfully and Knoppix loads like a dream.

However, Knoppix's default font is so huge that I can't navigate the system. I'm a moderate computer nerd; though I am brand-new to Knoppix, I could easily and confidently follow the instructions I have if only I could read the words on the Knoppix screen!

Can anyone offer any easily-understood, step-by-step directions for how to shrink the text size? I have been Googling forever, but I haven't come up with anything I can understand.

A:Changing the Knoppix Text Size (for a Knoppix Knewbie).

Are you talking about screen size (which can be enlarged, or reduced)
You can move your mouse to the edge of the screen and reduce and enlarge the screen size.
I got this from here, and I don't use knoppix. But I couldn't find anything on Text or font enlargement

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i have a LG laptop, using winVista Home. my video card is intel 945GM express chipset family.

i want to connect the laptop to my tv, so that i can watch movies thorugh the laptop.

i've got a RGB connection on my tv, so i tried to connect the alptop to the tv using a RGB cable.

the problem is that i need to change the screen resolution on the laptop to 640X480, but i dont have such resolution in display properties in the laptop (the lowest resolution is 600X800).

is there any tweak or something to make the video card work at 640X480?
or anything else that i can do?

A:Changing Screen Resolution to 640X480 (vista home)

I used msconfig to force vista to boot into 640x480. start->run (<windows>+R if it's hidden) "msconfig" <enter>. Choose the boot tab and check the checkbox for Base video which is more or less half way across and 3/4 of the way down the form. Then Apply/Ok and restart.

You may want to add a new boot entry via the help of EAsyBCD or similar and then tick "Make all boot settings permenant" for in addition to the above so 640x480 can be selected at boot with ease. albeit with a slightly increased start up time due to the count-down associated with multiple entries into your BCD file.

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Good morning,

I am running IE11 on Windows 7 Pro. I had my text size set at 125% for several months and about a week ago it suddenly changed back to 100%.

I have tried resetting it back to 125% by going to the Control Panel and then Adjusting the Screen Resolution which had worked previously when I originally put it to 125%. But now it doesn't hold it at 125% anymore. Once I shut down and restart my text is back to 100%.

Any ideas for this elderly 'brain-housing group'?

Thanks and regards,


A:Change computer text size from 100% to 125%

There are other folks who have this problem also. There is a discussion about it on a Microsoft page.
font size does not hold when I increase size - Microsoft Community The solution (I hope) is at the bottom of the page.

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Hey guys, I have an elderly dad who is now vision impaired and he has having a hard time seeing his computer. Trying to help, I went in and messed around with the font sizes on the Personalization, Display settings. I pushed it up to a custom size 500%! and now I cannot get it back to the regular size. I can get back to the display screen, but it's so huge, I cannot even TAB down. I am totally stuck.

I even tried to do a system restore to yesterday, but the font size is so big I can't even do that. I also can't scroll down on the "Display" page. I can only scroll on some sort of right hand side of the page that has the big blue question mark help button thing.

Please, if anyone can help...

A:Changed display text size to 500% elderly dad computer. please help!

Hello moonlight71, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the .reg file from OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to reset the DPI back to the default 96 DPI (100%).

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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Windows 10.

I am having much fun grappling with my displays. I say grapple because I CANNOT see the text!

I have a laptop, with a display that has up to 2048x resolution and an external monitor that does 1920x. I have tried to keep both set the same resolution so the mouse will easily go back and fort.

If I bump one setting, others seem to change. Like after an update too!

I need a script, to set, then set again, and again, the
display settings,
the custom scaling level, and
the "change only text size".

Keeping the monitor placement geometry the same would be great for me too.

Oh for a cross reference on Outlook 2013 to the system setting. I keep manipulating the view settings there too.

Probably to get started I could use a "settings display" script.

Help, please

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I cannot resize the address or search windows in Windows Explorer, Windows 7 Pro.  I do have the text size set up to 200%.  No, the user isn't blind, but this is one of those new Dell Laptops with the 3200x1800 resolution.  I have read in
other forums about setting the text to below 185%, but nothing official from Microsoft...  So, Microsoft, how do I resize these input boxes.


A:How to re-size the explorer search box. - Large text size.

According to my experience, high-DPI can cause strange behavior include toolbars, icons, and control buttons, though the link I shared with you previously doesn't include the issue about ratio between address box and search box, the symptom
is somewhat similiar to that.
I recommend that we turn on Windows update, and wait for an update which might address this issue, or as you mentioned, turn to a lower dpi as a temporarily workaround.

Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello sevenforums! I have a problem with my computer i recently purchased. Here is my story.

This all started whenever I wanted to change my text size different by changing my DPI settings. What I did was right click, go to screen resolution, and clicked on "Make text and other items larger or smaller". From this I changed it to 100% from 125%. I noticed it had changed my font size to the 100%. It then made everything SUPER small when I changed my theme settings.

Whenever I right click and go into personalization settings, I do the usual customizing to my likings. Since I want to save the theme, I do so by naming it, blah. Now I want to use the blah theme by click on it, and I do so. Everything is fine and dandy until I right click my desktop to refresh(out of habit). This is the before and after of the font sizes.

My workaround was to set a custom DPI setting, log off like it prompts me to, then changing it back to 100%, again prompting to do so. It is so annoying to do so.

Help me! It is driving me crazy and I have no idea how to fix it. I cannot save a theme and change to it, otherwise it results in the small font. It affects all the fonts soon afterwards. Like google chrome will be fine until i exit and restart the program. Then a super small font follows.

A:Font size changing whenever changing settings in personalization.

can anyone help please

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some sites and searches have huge text that was normal before i dont know why its so huge

A:huge text

You can use your browser's zoom function to adjust the text size.

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OS: windows XP sp2,
physical memory:1.5 GB

any one knows why my windows folder size is 5 GB ?
it was 2 GB when my windows was new installed .
but after the automatic updates installed ,
and after i installed Visual studio 2005 ,and other softwares
it became 5 GB in size .

A:Huge Size of Windows Folder

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I'm computer-illiterate...sorta.

My C drive all of a sudden has become overloaded (if that makes sense) and I was trying to figure out why, all of a sudden, this occurred.

When looking through the Windows Files, I came across the largest file, winsxs, which claims to have been created on 3-11-08. I've had this computer, with Vista, for over a year. I never had the overloaded drive issue so I never took the time to look around to see what files and stuff were in the Windows Folder.

i do not remember downloading anything new from Windows (other than automatic updates).

Is this something new and do I have to keep it around?

My winsxs folder is currently 4.12GB. I read on another discussion somewhere that as more programs are added to the computer, it can grow even more. Is this true as well?

A:winsxs - HUGE file size?

Welcome to TSF!
Have a look at this article. You can not delete this file and it can grow.


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something happened to my computer so that my icons and text are much bigger than I'd like. Even when I open my internet and email the text and images are larger. How do I make everything smaller?

A:[SOLVED] huge icons and text!

Go to Control Panel > Display > Settings tab. What does it say for Screen Resoluton and Color Quality? Can you set either of these any higher than the current values?

Click the Advanced button. Under the General tab, what's the DPI settings?

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Help! Out of no where, my desktop icons are now huge. The desktop page does not expand the full width of my screen...there is a blank black area about an inch-and-a-half wide on each side of my screen. How do I reset this and what is the origin of this problem? (It's not merely a font issue.) Many thanks for any help.


A:Icons Huge, Text Won't Fit On Page

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When i use IE the text on webpages is humongus! My homepage, Bellsouth has white background instead of the usual Blue /Yellow colors. As matter of fact this forum background is white, used to be green.

What is strange is when I use Mozzilla Firefox for alternate browser, the text and color is fine.

On IE bar under "view" I have text set at small. On my desktop display I also have text and color set appropriately. It wouldn't be so bad to read the big text...but when I print something it takes 3 or 4 pages verses the usual one page.

I tried to update video driver in Windows, but said didn't need it. I Googled VIA/s3G UNICHROME Igp and was unable to make sense out of downloading a current driver from their home site.

Seems like this began after I changed ISP to Bellsouth DSL. Any suggestions?

A:HUGE TEXT, cannot adjust on display

Hi kittifaye

With one window open for Internet Explorer,
Tools > Internet Options > Colors button
Select: Use Windows Colors
OK, Apply, OK to save and close.

Hold the CTRL key down while moving the wheel on the mouse back and forth until the text size is what you want.

Close the Internet Explorer window, then reopen.

Let us know if that makes a difference or not.

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My name is Alex and I bought a powerful laptop 2 years ago, but with a small C drive. I've later bought a second inside HDD, but now I struggle tu keep at least 10 GB free on C drive so the computer can run smoothly.

My problem is that when I right click on the C drive there is about 5GB free, but when I select all the folders from the inside of C drive, it says that there are only about 75GB used.

So please tell me what to do, or what's the issue with this huge difference.


A:Huge size difference between C drive and the its folders.

Use WizTree free to see what it shows.
They have a Portable Zip available, no install needed.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

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I'm running WinXP SP2, Internet Explorer 6. It seems that something has set the font size on buttons and some of the headline text to a very large size, and the text size button doesn't fix it. The body text will reduct to a minute size, while the buttons, headlines etc will remain giant. Can anyone help me return it to the original state? Normally I use Firefox but there are a few sites where compatibility is an issue and I really need to have access to IE6.

A:ie6 font size stuck on huge, won't reduce

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In trying to attach my computer to my HDTV last night I wound up playing with the default font sizes of WinXP. I moved them from 100% (96dpi) all the way up to 500%.... which was fine during that session of Winxp, but once I rebooted once I can hardly see anything on the screen outside of a few words at a time.

I would just go back into Display Properties>>>Settingg>>>Advanced and reset to default, but I can only fit basically the top 20% of the Display Properties box on the screen. Thus, I can click the Settings Tab, but then cant move down far enough to reach the advanced button at the bottom of the box and click ok to move on to the next box.

Can anyone help a poor fella out here on how I can do this?



A:HELP!!! WinXP Font Size Is Huge! How to reset/fix it?

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Hello Friends, This query is concerning how Win 7 Ultimate Scheduled Backup works.
These are my needs:
Often in the past, Win7 has become unstable in some way, such that different pgms including Windows Explorer, and other system tools become corrupt. I decide to re-install Win 7 Ultimate 32bit.

I have an external 500Gb drive with an Acronis True Image Home 2009 full partition backup on it. The backup is a fully updated, fully game installed backup, and is way faster to use compared to the individual software installations. Since win7 starts acting up about every 3-6 months for me, I replace it. But:

Recently (last restore) I decided to let win Backup and Restore do a scheduled backup every 7 days. I let Win choose what to backup. I intend to let Win be THE backup to use to replace the OS when needed. I have always had problems running out of space where to let Win Backup to on some drives, so I dedicated a 443Gb partition to Backup only. This is on the other half of a 1Tb drive. (I know in some cases it is not wise to use the same drive, but I put all the important things on another physical drive) I have 4 drives, totaling about 3.8Tb. 2 have XP Pro, and 2 have Win7 Ultimate. The main C: is 487Gb, with 231Gb used space. The other half of it is N: 443Gb; on which the Backup is written to each week. The size of the backup is now 407.12Gb. The backup on N: is approaching TWICE the size of the used space on the C: drive! And within about a month there will be... Read more

A:Win 7 Ultimate scheduled Restore size is getting huge!

A few points:

You can assume that any image of a corrupt Windows installation is itself corrupt.

Likewise for an image of a malware-infected Windows.

You might find that backup programs such as Macrium and Acronis are more flexible and understandable.

Macrium images are roughly half the size of the occupied space on the partitions contained in the image. For instance--if you have a 400 GB partition with 300 occupied, the image would be roughly 150 using standard compression. Smaller if you choose a higher compression level.

You can extract individual files from Macrium images. I don't know if this can be done with Windows imaging.

I think the Windows backup tool has its own notion of what must be included in an image--and you have little control over that. That might explain the size of your images. Other imaging programs give you more control.

Lastly--if you are having continual corruption issues, I'd guess you either have hardware issues or are doing something wrong. That isn't the standard experience with Windows 7.

The only way to have an uncorrupted image backup would be to begin with an uncorrupted Windows installation---that might require a clean install in your case.

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While setting up for a big demonstration yesterday where I connected my Dell to a large TV screen, I must have hit the wrong button(s) on my Dell - because suddenly the text went HUGE...it like doubled in size!!  And now that is how it looks permanently on everything and everywhere I go on my Dell!  I have searched "font size" and other areas on the internal Dell Help with no success.  I know it is just one little button that I need to push to get it back to regular size but damned if I can figure it out!  I am getting a monster headache.  Help!

A:Fonts/Text on my Dell Inspiron went HUGE!

Hi bfuglei,
Technical issues can sometimes be annoying. To further help you, please provide the following information:
1.       Does it happen on Internet Explorer or it is on any program? 2.       Did you check with the screen resolution? To check with screen resolution, please follow the link mentioned: http://www.wikihow.com/Check-Your-Screen-Resolution

For any clarifications please feel free to contact me.

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Hi guys,

my bosses mails (several thousands) suddenly disappeared from Thunderbird inbox. I tried deleting index files and resetting profile - nothing happened.
The .mbox file must be corrupt and as far as I found out the only way to repair it is to edit it manually in a text editor.

I can't find any program that is able to open a file of 3,3 Gigabytes!

Any ideas - please! I'm going to be slaughtered soon... :(

A:open huge (3,3G) file in text editor

I'm a little confused what happened...but regardless, you should be able to open a 3.3 GB file in notepad as far as I'm aware. If not notepad, then try Microsoft Word.

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Hello everyone,

So recently, I looked at my local disc(C) and I found out that it is going short on GBs, so I looked in and found that Windows folder is occupying about 32 Gbs of the partition's space alone.. I don't know what to do and this is causing me problems with performance and soon will occupy all the partition.

Things I have tried so far;

Ran Ccleaner.
Deleted all files in Temp folder.
Deleted all files in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.

Windows version:

Windows 7 Ultimate |Service pack 1| 64bit operating system |

Thanks in advance

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Hey guys finally got an SSD , I've got my operating system installed , windows 8 , but it takes up 48gig , is this normal ? or is there a way to make the file smaller ? since id love more room for my games, 48-70gig/128gig just for operating system and programs

And the 48 gig is just the windows folder itself, there's still all the programs that installs with windows i.e sky drive etc..

I realize with windows 8 you've got the new start screen with all the apps and crap which I don't use, anyway to rid of them to save room ? am I missing something obvious here to make space ?

thanks.. =) (loving the SSD for offline RPG games, really is boss :) )

A:How big should my windows file size be ? takes huge chunk of ssd

My Windows 8 Pro installation is 14.1 GB with just the operating system.

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Hello. I have an acer windows vista computer. It's about 6 years old. Last night I increased the size of the font so that my MIL could read the print. Today I tried to return my font to it's original size (large) and I don't get the option to "apply" the changes. I went into control panel--personalization---adjust font size. I choose 120 DPI but it doesn't give me the option to apply because the font is too big and that option isn't even visible as I'm sure it's below my toolbar at the bottom.  
I called microsoft and after him taking control of my computer and searching around for a good 20 minutes he told me that I would have to pay $80 to fix this problem, optimize performance, yada, yada, yada. 
I've googled how to do it with no luck. I even tried youtube and no luck. So as of right now up a creek without a paddle.  
I am attaching a picture of what my screen shoes on the "adjust font" page. There is nothing below the writing that you see i.e. an apply tab since the font is too big. 
I've even tried safe mode but I can't find a resolution there. I hope someone here can figure this out. You all are HERO'S for those of us who are clueless. 

A:My font is HUGE and I can't reduce the size. Microsoft wants to charge me!

Where is the screenshot?

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Hello. I have an acer windows vista computer. It's about 6 years old. Last night I increased the size of the font so that my MIL could read the print. Today I tried to return my font to it's original size (large) and I don't get the option to "apply" the changes. I went into control panel--personalization---adjust font size. I choose 120 DPI but it doesn't give me the option to apply because the font is too big and that option isn't even visible as I'm sure it's below my toolbar at the bottom.  
I called microsoft and after him taking control of my computer and searching around for a good 20 minutes he told me that I would have to pay $80 to fix this problem, optimize performance, yada, yada, yada. 
I've googled how to do it with no luck. I even tried youtube and no luck. So as of right now up a creek without a paddle.  
I am attaching a picture of what my screen shoes on the "adjust font" page. There is nothing below the writing that you see i.e. an apply tab since the font is too big. 
I've even tried safe mode but I can't find a resolution there. I hope someone here can figure this out. You all are HERO'S for those of us who are clueless. 

A:My font is HUGE and I can't reduce the size. Microsoft wants to charge me!

Where is the screenshot?

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As the title says.

I'm a fairly advanced computer/hardware user. Advanced enough to get myself into a whole lot of trouble if I'm not careful LOL. This is a first for me. I'm trying to build a quad-boot machine (don't ask) (W8.1/XP - HDD-0 & W7/CentOS HDD-2) Putting 8.1 & XP on HDD-0 was easy enough and straight forward.

I then threw an old 80gb WD raptor drive in and put W7x64 SP1 on it yesterday. Did my updates, etc. I assumed that the 80GB drive could be partitioned down to 2x 40GB and I could throw CentOS on the Partition2 of HDD2 easily... Except when I went into W7 this morning (Computer Management) to shrink down the volume I'm seeing something funky.

When I go to folder options and "view hidden folders and files" then open up C drive and Ctrl+A, Right click and choose properties I get:


So what's going on... or what am I missing???

I know the easy solution would be to format the drive, partition first and then install W7 and CentOS onto each partition - but I am curious and can't let this go...

Thanks for any help - I just want to find where and what the data is on the drive that's hidden somewhere. It's just the bare OS, I've gone into Add/Remove Windows Components and removed pretty much everything I can that I don't need so it would be a very stripped down bare OS...


A:W7x64 SP1 PRO OS size/footprint is huge (hidden files/data)


It did it again...

From the Microsoft website - System Requirements:

Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

•16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

I formatted the whole 80gb (74 usable) drive into two 37.2GB partitions. I installed W7x64 onto the 37.2GB partition and it's now showing 455mb free and 36.8GB used - I've never paid attention to this before however I do a bunch of VM deployments on 16, 24 or 32GB HDD's and have never had this issue before.

All I want to know is where the hidden files are so I can clean them out.

Thanks for any help.

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Hello there Bleeping Computer.
While doing some cleanup and maintenance on my laptop found that "Qualcomm atheros client installation program" had a HUGE size of 11,5 GB. Along with a general slowness makes me suspect malware?
Have performed searches and checked forums but could not find any further guidance.
The following are the two FRST64 files:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 04-11-2016
Ran by jotrys (administrator) on ASUS (07-11-2016 14:42:07)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: jotrys & UpdatusUser (Available Profiles: jotrys & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
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Hello all. I am having a tremendous problem trying to make DVD backup files, a procedure about which I am nearly totally ignorant. After having numerous DVDs stepped on, scratched, delaminated, etc, I heard from my more computer savvy neighbor that it is possible to back them up. However, my computer only had a DVD rom CD RW drive and I do not have much money (disabled veteran). He suggested bitripper as it is freeware and can make avi files that can be played from the computer or fit onto CDs. I tried it but the first file was 36G big. After some internet research I got an additional "codec" and loaded that, and the file sizes using that option inside of bitripper did come out between 650 and 700 MB, however, I had trouble with "choppiness" (bad tracking?) in half of them. I tried other codecs on my neighbors rec as well.

The drive on the old computer failed, but I have received a new one from friends and have tried to resume making backups. I loaded the same codecs and bitripper but every file I make is either at least twice the size set in the configuration (using uncompressed audio), or the correct size but completely desynched (my new word of the month, found on another net search for mismatching audio and video) using LAME audio codec. Some more research yielded the information that others had had trouble with desynching using bitripper option "LAME" audio codec that cleared up when they swicthed to "Fraunhoffer" audio codec; and... Read more

A:Bitripper sans Fraunhoffer, huge file size, desynched

This comes under our rules of contravening copy protection so I am closing this

Circumventing Copy Protection - While we believe it's reasonable to make backup copies of CDs and DVDs that you own, a lot of people break copy protection for the wrong reasons. The law is still vague, at best, as to if it is legal to break copy protection in order to make such a backup, even for personal use. (The DMCA, for example, seems to make it illegal.) As a result, we do not allow discussion of how to break copy protection at this time. If we can find a nice way to draw the line, we may reconsider this in the future as laws get sorted out.Click to expand...


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So I don't know what I did, but now when I run a .msi file or a setup.exe file, the window I get is either way bigger than my screen or the text is, like, 2pt. Any suggestions?
either HUGE

or really small...

A:Windows Installer Window is HUGE/text is super small

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes

Then run SFC -SCANNOW Command

Do you remember when this started? If so try to System Restore to a point before the problem began. The programs which were installed since then might be causing the problem.

I would also want a Clean Boot and to scan logs and utilize System Resources given in these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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Hey guys, my commit charge has been pretty high lately. I've had Avast! for a while and I haven't seen too many problems besides the memory usage spiking as it is updating. I only have 512 MB of ram, so my commit charge is pretty low, every pagefile K counts. I'm running avast! version 4.8 Home Edition. Total VM Size: 1,004,540 K

A:Solved: Avast! Anti-Virus HUGE Virtual Memory Size

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I've been working on a thorough system cleanup in an attempt to get my hard drive usage down to a minimum. The Windows folder (C: Windows) has been by biggest obstacle. I couldn't believe it was taking up 22GB of space even after running both CCleaner and Windows Disk Cleanup. I've been reading and researching all night, both on this forum and elsewhere and the answer appears to be that "winsxs" (inside the Windows folder and now at 11GB on my system) is designed to continue growing endlessly as it adds more dll files every time you install a program and it never deletes the files even after you've uninstalled the program. This explains why I see reports of people's Windows folder ranging from 10MB to 34MB. Wow, I remember just a couple years ago when WindowsXP, all my programs, documents, photos and audio files only took up 20 to 25GB.

I'm not inclined to be a complainer or criticize people who have built an entire operating system when I still struggle to point, click and make a program work. I'm thoroughly impressed with people who can design, program and create such an impressive and infinitely complex object as an operating system. Nevertheless, it does strike my simplistic, common sense mind as being a bit regressive to go from an OS (XP) that takes up 7GB on my old system to one (7) that takes up 22GB on my new system - and all to run pretty much the same software and do pretty much the same things, at least from a users point of view.

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A:Windows folder size is huge and taking over my hard drive - by design?

hi and welcome to the forums

here is a good program to see what disk space is being used in real time, its called windirstat link >>>> WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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I have a Dell XPS 13 9360. I connect it to an external monitor (HP LE1901w) through a Dell DA100 adapter. I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and as a driver for the adapter I use the latest given by DisplayLink.
If I want to use both monitors (the built-in display and the external one at the same time, the latter with VGA connection) I get problems with the size of the windows. 
Just for information, for the built-in monitor I use a rescaling of 2, and I really need to do that otherwise it would be impossible for me to read it.
I figured out that, going into System settings-Monitor, one has necessarily to choose one option for  "rescale the contents of the window to match:" and then one has to choose between the monitor with smallest or biggest controls. Both choices are bad for me, because either the external monitor gets windows too big or the built-in montior gets windows too small.
How to fix that?

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Hi everyone.

I recently acquired a fairly old computer and reformatted it, putting windows ME on it. The computer is a Pentium 2 350 MMX and has 64mb ram.

The problem I have is that I can't get better screen definition than 640x480.

I went into Device Manager and it listed the graphics card as a RAGE PRO TURBO AGP so I downloaded and installed the driver for that. I still couldn't change the screen definition, and was getting a yellow exclamation mark by it in device manager.

I then took the case off. Removing the Graphics Card revealed that it wasn't a rage pro after all, so I had downloaded the wrong driver. The actual Graphics Card is a Maxi Gamer Phoenix card. I uninstalled the Rage Pro driver and downloaded the driver for the Maxi Gamer Phoenix card, the dgp-9x-304 driver.

Upon trying to install the new driver, it stops responding around halfway through the installation and will not install properly. In addition I have also downloaded a folder of drivers banshee.zip and unzipped that. As the installation won't complete I have tried to browse for a driver in the relevent folders but it isn't recognising any correct drivers there.

In addition to this, under display properties there are TWO monitors listed:

1. Hyundai DeluxScan 17B on Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
2. Default Monitor on RAGE PRO TURBO AGP (the graphics card which I don't have!!)

When I try to remove either one from hardware profiles, it will always come back upon r... Read more

A:Can't change from 640x480 screen def, and my computer thinks it has 2 monitors?

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I have been using Office 2007 since, well, 2007 or so. Suddenly, the font size I see when composing a plain text e-mail in Outlook is huge. This started around 2 weeks ago. At first I thought it was a problem with my Windows 7 Theme. But I reverted to the default theme and I still see this. I am baffled why this started happening and how to make it stop. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

A:Huge plain text font composing e-mail in Outlook 2007

Run this You Tube video on how to change your font size.


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I just received an HP P7 1207c which uses a DVI-D ports only. I had to buy a
Insignia? - 20&#34; Widescreen Flat-Panel LED HD Monitor - NS-20EM50A13

At first i had problems with the computer not allowing me to change the resolution from 640x480. After i shutdown and redid the cable and made sure all the screws were actually in the pin holes, i was finally able to change my resolution. Ive restarted my computer at least 5 times and each time it reverts back to 640x480. Ive updated my drivers to the latest. Does anyone have any suggestions?


A:Resolution reverting back to 640x480 everytime computer is restarted

I would first try a different video cable.

For testing, use the "(recommended)" screen resolution in the list of available resolutions (Windows Desktop > Right click > Screen Resolutions)

While in the Screen Resolutions settings, click Advanced Settings > go to the Monitor Tab
Make sure the box "Hide modes that the monitor cannot display" is checked.
Then use the drop down box to select the highest mode available.
Hope that helps

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hi guys, I have read the sticky, but my browsers (firefox and IE) are currently removing 90% of the text, i have no idea where to start, but it all started the other day with a dodgy word doc a customer sent me, since then windows security centre has gone off line and is completely un-restartable I have set it to automatic then started it and it works for a few mins then disables again, if I google serach anything it sends me to msdn if I go to normal webpages it it displays 50-90% of the text??? please help, I know you guys like to see hi-jack this logs so I've attached mine, I'm concerned I wont actually be able to read your replied so please email me directly at [email protected] because my blackberry isnt infected!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 19:26:41, on 29/04/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\n... Read more

A:huge amounts of issues within w7, missing text, security service stopped, redirect etc...

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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