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Q: my screen size keeps flicking

i got a new laptop a month or so ago, but since using it the screen is doing my head in. it keeps flicking from filling the whole screen to having a black bar about 1 or 2 inches wide on either side and everything on the screen then fills only that area, not even the cursor can go in the black sides.

my tabs on google crome also get smaller, for example, the twitter tab when the screen is big will say twitter/home with a little gap after and when it is small only twitter/ho will fit. it happens constantly no matter if i'm touching the laptop or not. the screen will go back then swap size. however, if i'm typing it will carry on during the balck screen that's on for like half a second, but the cursor will go back to being in the middle. sometimes it can be like 15 mins between size changes, but sometimes it like happens about 10 times within 30 seconds.

i checked the screen resolution but when i change that the font just gets bigger, and thats not the problem.i get a message each time it changes saying...

"optimal resolution notification. this is not the optimal screen resolution for the clone dispaly configuration. the optimal resolution is 800 x 600. click this notification for more information" but when i change it to this only the font size changes.

on facebook the bar saying who is online to chat goes when its on the small screen because theres no room. its so frustrating. its a new laptop for uni and its impossible to focus on work when the screen keeps doing this. it happens when im listening to the radio on the laptop or watching a dvd or even when im on the other side of the room so its nothing im pressing or doing it just does it randomly and i really want it fixed.

thank you!

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Dear All
I had to format and re-install Windowd Vista on my notebook LG R400 model but after formatting my screen keep flicking while booting and shutting down the windows.
Kindly send a copy of your reply on my mail [email protected]

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 I have a 4 year old Compac CQ61-410US Notebook. The flicking problem happens in Chrome and Internet Explorer and if I play the games that came with the computer. When I hit enter, space bar and other things it will stop for a while but then it is back. Interesting note it has not done it once since I have been on this site!
The noise is new  and it make me very nervous. No sound should be coming from this thing insides.  Well maybe a little but I do not want to hear it running this loud. Is my hard drive about to die?
On a personal note I am as old as dirt and every thing I buy I have to think will I live to use it. Should I just go and have everything downloaded to a new computer or is this pain something I can take of? I have had some other problems and have been able to fix it with help from this fabulous site
Thank You

A:Flicking on screen and noise in my laptop

First of all, welcome to BC. See, it's a great site, your problem has gone away already !
 
On a more serious note, what sort of noise is it ?  Sort of a fan whirring noise, or is there an element of click to it ?  There are three things I would do as a precaution / check.
 
First off, back up my data - work, photos, music, that sort of stuff. Depending on how much you have, you can use anything from a USB stick to an external USB hard drive. But back it up, just in case you do have a hard drive problem.
 
Secondly, run chkdsk /r on you hard drive. You do this by opening the Command prompt which you will find at 'Start / Programs / Accessories'. RIGHT click on 'Command prompt' and select 'Run as administrator' in the drop-down box that appears. This will produce a black window with white text. Just type 'chkdsk /r' (Note - there is a space between 'chkdsk' and '/r') and press enter. You will then get a message saying it cannot run, do you wish to run at next boot Y / N. Type 'Y' (= Yes) and press enter, then reboot your computer. Chkdsk will run when it starts up.
 
Dependiing on the size of your hard drive and the speed of your processor, this may well take upwards of an hour, don't turn your computer off until it has finished. It will then tell you if there are any faulty sectors on your hard drive.
 
Thirdly I would download, install and run a little program called 'Speccy', you can get it here :

Speccy
The noise may be nothing to do wi... Read more

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Hi there,I bought an omen notebook 15 ax000na is working perfectly, but when I put the battery charger , the screen will flash between on and off , are really blink of a second , but when I put the charger it happens constantly .already updated the graphics adapters , bios and everything. When the tv via hdmi , on TV everything is ok , but the notebook screen still blinking.Does anyone know what would that be , can help me?Thanks, sorry my bad english

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Hi,This is kuiyoung. I had service few month. I forgot when it was. That time your technician came to office and changed motherboard. But when Im using it, suddenly it starts flicking and get error message that pc went to wrong. It's been two weeks. Strongly I think this one has problem and I don't wanna repair anymore. Because as you can see, I requested several times to repair this notebook. I'm really sick of it. I really don't think this one has virus. Thus I don't wanna install any program to wasting my time. I hope that you understand my situation. Thus I wanna refund or change new one. If you refund I would be more happier than change new one happy. Because after changing new one, same problem, I won't call you guys again. I will definitely buy other brand. It was my first time to buy Dell laptop. Really disappointed. I hope other people won't make same problem like me. I used to use other brand and never had problem.

A:XPS15-9550, screen flicking

Per Dell policy;* A refund is only possible if requested inside the FIRST 30 days from the original invoice date.* Any system exchange after the first 30 day will be a refurbished, not new.At this point, all we can do on this Forum is troubleshoot the flicker issue. If we diagnose that hardware is at fault, you would then contact Technical Support to arrange either parts replacement or refurbished system exchange.* Reinstall our Intel HD graphics driver* Restart the laptop when finished* Reinstall our Nvidia GTX 960M graphics driver* Restart the laptop when finished and retest

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Hello,
actually i'm new to vista.. i have used n xp and win7 earlier.. jus now have installed vista home premium in my system(core 2 duo, 2.7GHz, 3GB RAM, 358MB graphics). i have a small problem after getting the new os.. i can play the usual audio/video files.. but when ever i jus click, or try to open a mp4 file, the screen starts to flicker and its like total refresh(opens all the minimised program).. this flicking happens for a while then it stops when i close the mp4 video file..
can any1 help on this prob..

Thank you..
Dinesh

A:Screen flicking while opening an MP4 file

Hello Dinesh and welcome to the forums

Remove any 3rd party codecs you have installed, then install Shark007's codec pack:

Shark007.net - Windows Vista Codec Package

This should clear up any issues you're having

Tom

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Hello 8 forums

I have encounter this problem twice. I install Warframe just now and everything was fine and I shutdown my PC and went for lunch. After that, when I boot up my computer , it was unable to boot to desktop and the blackscreen kept flicker. I did a system restore which I made in few months back. Any solution rather than system restore if it happen again? Thanks

ronghuang

A:Flicking of black screen on reaching windows

Warframe support--

https://www.warframe.com/login?destination=zendesk

They have a forum also.

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Hey Sevenforums,

I just grabbed myself an awesome deal on a desktop for about 65 bucks. I booted up the computer and noticed that on boot, the screen starts to flicker and does some weird flashes. all my laptops never experience this but for computers, I don't know whether its normal or not. Not even my older desktop does this..

I uploaded a video using tinypic so please take your time to examine my computer's boot up (1:30) long.

ignore the "windows 7 is not genuine" because the person who sold it to me used a bootleg copy. I'm going to run LINUX and my own windows 7 ultimate OS.

I'm plugged into a DVI-D male to a DVI-I female (Desktop) to a HDMI (HDTV)

Video -

View My Video

A:bought a used desktop, flicking screen on boot up?

It's nothing to worry about. It looks like the handover between the default Windows video driver to the GPU driver.

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Hello, I have Y5070, since i prueseded it, i'm facing Horizontal Lines on the screen. I was thinking that's okay.But yesterday, i was working on AfterEffect it was like many Horizontal Lines on the screen while working. My bois is updated and also the drivers.  What to do ? Thanks. 

A:Lenovo Y5070 Screen Flicking Horizontal Lines

 
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I have Win XP SP2, all updated, Word 2002, SP3.

Choosing say A4 for page setup, setting it to 100% and viewing as Print layout, at 100% used to give a screen size page which was actually equal to A4 ie 21cm x 29.7cm.

For some time now, the screen size is now larger than that - the ruler at the top and bottom shows the marking as being 21cm x 29.7cm, but the cm units on the ruler are marked off at larger than cm units, consequently the screen size page is larger than actual.

This is annoying as it is not an accurate representation of the page layout for things on the page relative to each other.

Any ideas what has caused this and how to fix?
 

A:Page size on view menu doesn't match screen size

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If you have a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 whats your browser window size?

its obviously not 1366 x 768

is there a way to see this for other screen sizes?

A:Screen size and browser size?

If you want the renderale size, this can be grabbed by a quick bit of javascript accessing the window.screen property (for example). There are other ways as well.

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I have a suspicion that I am missing something very basic indeed. But if I don't ask, I won't know.

When I download images from my digital camera and view them, they show a certain amount of content. When I print them, usually in 6x4 format, a small part of the image gets chopped off - usually the top of someone's head! Could someone please tell me how I can ensure that what I print is what appears on the screen without reducing the content of the original image?

Many thanks
 

A:Print size is different from screen size

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I have new Dell Windows 8.1, IE, and using older 2010 office (word). When I write or create something on Word, it doesn't match the actual 8 x 11" page, and I always have to guess and see if the size is right. When I print, the sizes are never the same. I need to compare both of them exactly, so that I can see the right size on the screen. How can I do this? I have tried many many possibilities but never seem to work. Thanks!
 

A:page size on screen doesn't match normal 8x11 page size

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Good Day
I have a View Sonic G90f 19in monitor and is about 8 or 9 yeasrs old.
I have a Nvidia 8800GTS that is about 2 years old.
Lately I have been having problems with the monitor turning Off and then back On some times once in a while and sometime continuously.really no pattern to when it flicks on and off.
The Drivers are up to date for the V card.
I checked all the connections and everythings seems OK but still problem exist.
Settings are at 1280 x 1024 75 HTz 32 bit color.
I will open the cover and jiggle the V card but not sure if this would do anything.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?
thanks
 

A:Monitor flicking On and Off

If the problem only started recently and the monitor is 9 years old, it's likely it's dying. The only to know for sure is to swap in another monitor and see if it does the same thing.

-- Andy
 

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HI. I JUST BOUGHT HP Spectre x360 - 15-bl000na last week. IT FLICKERS. GOES OFF AND ON AT INTERVALS. THE DISPLAY IS EXTREEMLY VERY UNSTABLE IT FLICKERS INTERMITTEDLY  I AM FED UP WITHIN A WEEK

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This morning I tried to start WOW and it started up fine and I saw the log on screen and then it flicked back to my desktop - every time I tried to alt tab or switch to WoW, it would immediately flick back to windows. Have you ever seen this and any ideas how I can fix the problem?
 

A:WoW Flicking to Windows

something is stealing focus from wow and causing it to monimize.

Try running the game in windowed mode and it should stop. But then you have to figure out what program is doing it.
 

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HI,
I am vaibhav , i am having flicking problem in my pc .when i searched internet i found Troubleshoot screen flickering in Windows 10 - Windows Help . According to them i have driver problem .When i remove or disable my VGA driver flickering stop and when its reinstalled or enabled flickering is back. my PC specs
CPU - Intel(R) Pentium(R) G2010 @2.80Ghz
Ram - 4 gb (3.71 gb usable)
video card - no
motherboard - Asrock H61M- DGS
Is there any way flickering can be stopped without uninstalling VGA driver

Thanks

A:Flicking Problem

This problem continued in win 7 64 bit pro i had earlier.

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hi there
brought a new laptop with windows 8 and last night while on internet the pages kept flicking from one to another. it also done it when just browsing around windows 8. am I doing something wrong? seems ok today (fingers crossed)
Thanks for looking

A:using internet (flicking pages)

Hello angieb and welcome.

Does your lappy have touch screen? If so, have you cleaned it? Sometimes my phone does this.

If it's not that, is it a touch pad? Settings there ok?

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I'm at my mum's house and I've decided to try out MapleStory on her old laggy computer. She recently updated her internet, but it still runs terribly slow.
When I download MapleStory (client on the nexon website), everything downloads perfectly fine and within 2 hours, it'll be finished. Installing it takes time, but it ends up installing everything perfectly fine (including the finishing bits when you run the game).
It runs fine and I can log in and select a server and channel, but the moment it goes to the 'character selection' screen, the whole game starts flicking around and it makes it impossible to click 'back'.
If I select a server with no characters, the images stay fine, but if I go to create a character, the images begin to flick again. (Oblviously has something to do with the characters...but what)?
MapleStory doesn't close or anything, but I can't exit it. I can, but only by the task manager. Just want to know what's going on and if anyone knows how, how to fix the problem.
​Help please... D:
(I'm kinda dumb with computers, so anything you need to know about this one, ask me and I'll put it up...don't wanna put everything up and make myself look even stupider).​
 

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My monitor is just spazzing out, and I have no idea why. In fact I know it's not the monitor that's the problem because I switched my tower with my brother's tower to see what would happen (using the same monitor), and it works perfectly fine.

Just so you guys have some background...

My computer decided to crash at one point whilst I was playing music and using MSN messenger, not even letting me bring up task manager using ctrl+alt+delete. I had to manually restart the computer, but when the startup screen came up it had a really strange graphics issue where there were sketchy lines running through the screen, and when the DOS-looking screen came up (i.e. when checking if there's anything in the CD drive) all the characters were jumbled and scattered. What's worse, Windows didn't even start up...the screen just stayed blank after the Windows load screen. I attempted Safe Mode and the same thing occurred, so I'm guessing it is a hardware issue?

Just to be sure I tried putting my computer through system recovery with the disk that was provided with the computer, and surprisingly it did take me to Windows...the part where it starts checking for hardware drivers and goes through all the stuff that it does when you recover the system...however when it said it had to test the keyboard and mouse, and the screen may flicker for a few seconds my monitor started off with its very own issue. I waited at least 10 minutes, and it didn't stop.

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A:Monitor is flicking itself on and off like crazy!

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i have a lcd 19inch tv.vga monitor when i use it on my pc the monitor trips of sometimes it comes straight back on very bright or it sits on a black and silver screen and i have to press pc button on remote to get desktop back did change graphics card to a new one but still happens (nvida geforce 8500gt)so i took my monitor with the problems put it on my partners pc worked a treat no problems i put her monitor which is just a vga monitor not tv combo and it worked without flickering of how odd is that i cannot understand that maybe someone can on ere.


1280x1024 colour depth high 32bit refresh rate 60hz (monitor technosonis lcd1908)

A:monitor keeps flicking of line

are you running it at it's native resolution ?

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Hello, I have a flicking cursor before loading of the BIOS for about one second?Is it normal? Thank you!!!

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Hi,

lately I have trouble watching Youtube. The video is flicking. Only youtube has trouble.
I have a Satellite Pro but am not sure if A, B etc. Please help.

A:Youtube videos flicking on my Satellite Pro

Can you please tell us something about your machine?
Which OS do you use? Do you use original preinstalled OS you got with your machine or own OS version?

Have you tested it using different browsers?
To be honest I?ve never saw such issue on my or any other Toshi machine.

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Hello

I just purchased 2 new hard drives and a new copy of Windows 10 for my desk top set up. I removed my old hard drives and put the new ones in with the intention of installing the operating system. However, when I start up my new system my monitor only displays picture for a couple of minutes before it goes blank and flicks between HDMI and Analog not displaying any picture.

What I have tried:

Using a different brand monitor with a different socket into my graphics card.

Using a different graphics card.

Using different ports for my graphics card in the board.

Removing and cleaning graphics card and RAM.

I even got desperate and changed my system back to what I used a few days ago and my monitor still plays up.

Does anyone have any advice on how to get my picture back?
 

A:Monitor flicking between analog and hdmi

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Hello, I have purchased this new Lenovo Yoga 730-15inch latop on August 31st 2018 and i have had screen flicking issues. I have updated the laptop to the latest Bios and for various drivers that i read about in the forum such as the Intel Video card but it seems to me like it has been getting worse. I would like to know if there any potential fixes to give a shot or do i just have to send it back to Lenovo to fix?

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hello, mostly what the title says. i keeps flicking, i never ran in to this probelm before, so how do i deal with it.

A:installed a new grapics card, now 2nd moninter keeps flicking

Ello lexiebunny, Welcome to seven forums.
Could you post your system spec's please. It would help us help you if we know more about your system.
power supply?
motherboard
cpu
memory
graphic card you used to have and the one you upgraded to.

Whe you installed the drivers for your new card. Did you uninstall the od drivers or install over the top?
Are both monitors the same resolution?

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Dear all,

I just recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and my relevant drivers for Dell.
All was working fine until these problems occured.

1) At the taskbar, if there are more than one tab (for instance Windows folder) we can usually click it and select the tab we wish to go to. But for my case, the "Tab Screen" simply disappears after I click it once, so I can't choose the folder I wish to go.

2) For any browsers (windows browser, chrome, internet explorer, more) whenever I press the back button it simply reverts back to the page I was at (sort of like someone pressed forward the moment I press back).

Hope to receive help.
If any specifications are needed it'd be much appreciated if you can tell me how to give you guys the logs.

Cheers,
Triz
 

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Sony LCD is about 3 years old. Each time I get on the computer the screen begins flicking quickly, eventually slows and finally stops. As long as I keep the screen active it does not seem to happen. And every so often the screen goes green for a second or two (sometimes blue) and then comes back on when I click the mouse. Any suggestions?
 

A:Sony Monitor flicking on/off everytime pc is accessed

Replace with knowngood monitor. If problem still exists then you video card is toast
 

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got a old computer that im trying to sort out.

its running windows xp

i have adjusted the resolution and everything is either so large you cant realy focus on it properly or it seems like the actual screen has got a magnifine glass on it, i have to push the mouse to the edge of the screen to see what else is there.

does anyone know how to fix this???

(adjusting resolution doesent work i have already tried it.)

A:how do you adjust the screen size without haveing to scroll round the screen

When you mentioned that you've adjusted the resolution, I'm presuming that you mean the adjustment in the PC by means of the control panel > display. If this is what you have done with no joy, why don't you try the adjustments on the monitor. All monitors have adjustment controls but they all differ in the way that you gain access to it,.. just have a look at the front of the monitor just below the screen,.. there should be a knob or dial that is pushed or turned to scroll through the adjustment menu. Another suggestion is to try another monitor,.. they are quite cheap for second hand units, maybe $10 to $20.

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My gateway lap crashes sometimes. Im using vista and sometimes it will just crash a I see a blue screen with a bunch of flashing vertical white lines. Im a little concerned I might be doing something Important when this happens. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Crashes with Blue sreen and flicking vertical lines

Please post your Laptops system specs so we can help you identify the problem.

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Hi guys,  I hope someone can help...my daughters HP laptop-Pavillion two in one with touch screen is spazzing out!  It has anti virus installed and this is not picking up any viruses.  When she uses it, whether in Minecraft, Sims or Netflix etc, it begins flicking violently.  It will randomly open and close files but mostly it brings up the calendar in the bottom right corner and flicks it open and closed while scrolling through the months and days violently and on it's own. down the righthand side of the screen, round blurs flick up and down.  The cursor moves all over the screen and we have no control.  It does eventually stop...for a bit...then off it goes again.  I videoed it and tried to upload but its too large. This laptop has not been dropped and is only six months or so old.  My other daughter has the same device with the same anti virus and has no issues with it.Please help.

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Hello all

Any advice please or where to go for assistance.

This is A Dell XPS 8930 - with windows 10 (i am pretty sure it is windows 10 anyhow!!)

Just had a frustrating few hours - earlier today I loaded my Epson scan software (V500 photo scanner) and did some scans. Saving as 48 bit tiffs to the desktop.
Few hrs later all scans done and saved into the folder - i come to open one up (double click) and it does nothing and then the folder shuts - try again and the same thing.
I then tried opening one of the files from Photoshop and it pointed to the file then photoshop crashed (closed)!!?
Anyhow left it a while - did something else. Came back and tried opening a tiff form the folder and it just continually flashed the folder on the screen then off , on off.... whilst it is doing this I cant do anything else.
Shut the machine down via task manager, rebooted and it booted up only for the desktop to be doing this constant flash on and off routine...
Repeated this a few times.... same problem
Tried it in safe mode - same thing
Did a system restore - hoping it was somersetting form the Epson scanner install...... still the same

Now it wont even boot onto the start up screens..... ?????

Any advice, help or assistance would be greatly received!!!!

Thanks
Gav
 

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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My laptop suddenly has a black bar on the right side (about four inches of black) and a thin band of black (about an inch) on the bottom. It's as if the entire screen just got smaller and shifted up a little and over to the left. The area of the screen I can work in is now much smaller. I can't do anything in the black areas, not even move the cursor into them. Also, Start button has a smeared blue streak on the bottom of it which extends to the bottom of the screen. Everything else seems to be functioning properly.

I have checked the screen resolution and it says 1024x768. The only other option it allows me to change it to is 800x600. I'm not very tech savvy, but can find my way around a computer with clear instructions.

Here is my lapto's info:
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3998 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1807 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292470 MB, Free - 191324 MB; D: Total - 12770 MB, Free - 2023 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3602, 02.22, CNF91624Q5
Antivirus: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Screen size shrunk! Thick black bar on right of screen!

I would recommend updating your video card driver from here.

You could also try: Right click on the desktop and then click on screen resolution and then change the resolution to something different and then change it back to 1024x768.

I hope this helps,

JB
 

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I'm using my mother's Toshiba Laptop while I am visiting.  I placed a link to Outlook on the Favourites Bar so I could get to my emails.
From that, I placed a Shortcut on the desktop.
When I open Outlook from the Favourites Bar, it opens full screen.
If I open it from the Desktop, from the shortcut icon, I get a screen that is @ 2/3 of a screen, that I then have to maximise to read.
From memory in the long distant past, I had this issue before with W7 when I used it but I can't remember how to fix it.
 
Pulling the screen out to the edges, then using "Exit" instead of  X, doesn't fix the issue.
 
Anyone got any idea how to stop this and have it open full screen every time?
thanks
Hoges  

A:Outlook opens in 2/3 screen size, not full screen.

Hi Hoges This kind of issue is always tiring, because you don't know what will work in order to fix it. To be honest, there's no "actual" fix to that, it really depends of the system, program used, etc. There's a few tricks mentionned in the thread below for that issue, if you want to give them a try:https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_vista/how-to-make-internet-shortcut-open-maximized/b2a0b8ae-ce6d-47bb-99fc-7080e88ccac3To be honest, the one that might work the best is the shortcut of the browser that opens directly on the website, and where you'll check the Run Windows Maximized box.

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Sony VAIO

Model
PCV-W20

Processor
1.80 GHz1 Intel® Pentium® 4

Hard Disk Drive
60 GB2, ATA-100

Standard Memory (RAM)
512 MB PC2100 DDR-SDRAM

Graphics
SiS 650 integrated graphics

Okay, So I've had this computer for 4 1/2 years, it actually runs pretty good still. I wanted to extend it's life a little longer and get rid of some clutter so I formated my hard drive and was going to reinstall Windows XP.

The "Recovery CD's" that I have for my system aren't working. I don't know why. So I used another copy of XP that I had and it's all up and running now. Only problem, the monitor drivers are on the Recovery CD's and now I'm stuck with a 800x600 screen resolution on a wide screen monitor.

The specs I have, give the monitor as being 15.3" wide. I don't know where this number came from. Here's what I got from actually measuring:

13.25" : 7.75"
(1.7 : 1) or (16 : 9.4)

So the closest standard screen resolution for this is (1280×768) I think, which is a ratio of
(16 : 9.6)

*NOTE* This is a built in Monitor. It's a Desktop/Laptop Hybrid of sorts.

And yes, I have checked my Display Properties, it only lets me select 800 by 600 pixels, I can't slide the bar down or anything.

So how do I "stretch" my screen resolution out?

Thank You to anyone who can help me out with this.
 

A:Screen Res. NOT EQUAL to Screen Size

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HI, i have just about tried everything i know to fix this problem which is i cannot see the bottom of items displayed if i need to give a command or to ok,or apply i just cannot see it ,it seems that my screen is not large enough,my latest idea was to change the task bar from botton to top thinking that would help but no change, i would be really gratefull if some one could sort this for me thanks Pearl xx

A:screen size

Hello,

First, could you please post a screenshot of your problem?

Could it be a monitor issue? Try using the controls on your monitor to move the display.

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I can see only 4/5 of my screen, and need constantly to use the horizontal slide bar.
How do I fit the browser to my screen? (or, in my terms: "How do I fit it all in?"

A:screen size

Sounds like your zoom level is set too high.

How To reset browser level to 100% Windows 7

Press Ctrl-0. However, you may find that 100% does not leave enough fuzziness for Clear Type to interpolate with. So, I like to use 112%, e.g. by pressing Alt-x Z C 112. It may not be so important on W7 but in W8 it is essential at least on wide-screen LED monitors.

In Internet explorer you can use these shortcuts. Other browsers are similar.

CTRL +(plus) Zoom In
CTRL + (minus) Zoom Out
CTRL + mouse scroll wheel

Hope this helps,
John

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I have Win 7 Pro with a 24 inch LCD monitor and in a number of programs the screen is too large and some of the lower buttons needed to fully operate the program features are not fully visible and unusable. I have investigated Display Size Settings and find that the resolution is set at the recommended value of 1920x1080 in landscape.

There does not appear to be any way to reduce the screen size - for example by increasing the screen resolution to a value greater than the recommended setting.

Any one have suggestions on how I might reduce screen size in those programs that are affected by screen size?
TIA,

Frank

A:Need help with screen size

Hello Frank,

Double check your DPI scaling level for your display to make sure it's set to 96 PDI (100%). Increasing the size of the DPI will make items appear larger.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am using XP with service pack 2 on a compaq monitor.. The screen size is bigger than the monitor and I can't get to the toolbars or the start menu and it bows in in the center of the sides like a carnival mirror. I reset the screen resolution to the lowest number and that helped initially, but it stretches out again. the front of the monitor has 3 buttons you can adjust, but the changes don't seem to stay for very long. This is not the biggest problem in the world, but I sure would like to know if there is a simple fix.
 

A:screen size changes

If this is a CRT monitor the adjustments you are looking for are on the monitor itself not in Windows.. The front for buttons and knobs and you will see how to adjust screen size as well as the bowed edge. If they aren't 'staying' then you may be looking for a new monitor in the near future. To make sure it's not the video card if you have a friend that would let you borrow a monitor for a day or so you can see it things hold on it and that will let you know it's the monitor. Good luck
 

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I have a problem with my laptop screen size for a program I installed. There is about an inch black border at the top and bottom of the screen. The program is Word Perfect. It installed properly. The same program was installed on my desktop without that problem. I tried different settings under display but that didn't help. What could be the problem?
 

A:screen size

Does Windows run with the same border around the screen? Most laptops will only run at a minimum of 800x600 desktop size. Set it to that and see what it looks like.
 

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Hiyya all Have just finished my first build a SB set up and new 24" monitor.

Now it (the build) flies almost having to hog tie it to the desk but cannot find a way to get my monitor screen to show the open window in total.

Ie. the fonts are enormous the right hand side of the open screen is way out in the middle of the room somewhere and I have tried all sorts of ways to get it "normal" and getting nowhere. So annoying because the email list is so thin one cannot read the sender or message it's just the first letter and then..........

I thought right click on desktop would come up with something but apart from changing the icon sizes ???????

I'm doing something wrong I know but am stumped as to what.

A:Screen size

Can you post a capture? I cant imagine what it looks like

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I have a 17" HP laptop and until yesterday when I opened IE9 x32 it would open to a full screen.

Today for some reason when I open the browser it only fills half of the screen and I need to use the maximize box at the top of the screen.

Is there a way to set a full screen when I open IE9.

Thanks
 

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When I open Microsoft Internet Explorer, it opens on about 3/4 of the screen, I have to click on the square box in the right hand corner to get it to open all the way. Give me a clue !!!!!
Fred
 

A:Screen Size

yes........easy sorted.
let your mouse pointer hover on the very corner of the page until it changes to a double ended arrow.......now right click and drag the page to its full size.....the next time you open a window it will be full screen.

good luck
 

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Hello,

I have a problem. My cpu is opening and running fine; however,
my screen is only 1/2 sized. Screen is centered, text is normal sized as
if nothing was wrong, can't move mouse outside of visual 1/2 screen
(can't move mouse into black outside border).
Never seen or heard of this before, please help.
Thank you very much!

A:Screen 1/2 Size

Have you tried adjusting your monitor setting?

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