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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sally, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Sally

    Sally Flightless Bird

    My screen resolution will not save...no matter how many times I change and
    apply. The screen will first appear normal...than switch to huge icons/fonts.
    Also, at times, my screen will go totally black...then come back
    up..sometimes in the larger fonts again and then switch back to normal.

    But, everytime I turn my computer off, and bring it back up, I'm back to
    square one again. I've tried everything and nothing helps...it's really
    getting me down. Thanks for any help you can give me!
     
  2. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    "Sally" <Sally@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D8585696-655E-4B3C-BE25-8CDFBEDD2756@microsoft.com...
    > My screen resolution will not save...no matter how many times I change and
    > apply. The screen will first appear normal...than switch to huge
    > icons/fonts.
    > Also, at times, my screen will go totally black...then come back
    > up..sometimes in the larger fonts again and then switch back to normal.
    >
    > But, everytime I turn my computer off, and bring it back up, I'm back to
    > square one again. I've tried everything and nothing helps...it's really
    > getting me down. Thanks for any help you can give me!


    I would consider reinstalling (or rolling back) your video driver. In the
    Device Manager. It is called "Display Adapter".

    Go to Start > Run
    Enter "devmgmt.msc" without the quotes.
    Click OK.

    Sometimes you can fix driver problems by starting XP in Safe Mode by tapping
    the F8 key while you perform a reboot.
    http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml

    Once the desktop is displayed, simply restart XP and run in Normal mode.
     
  3. lighter

    lighter Flightless Bird

    Sally wrote:
    > My screen resolution will not save...no matter how many times I change and
    > apply. The screen will first appear normal...than switch to huge icons/fonts.
    > Also, at times, my screen will go totally black...then come back
    > up..sometimes in the larger fonts again and then switch back to normal.
    >
    > But, everytime I turn my computer off, and bring it back up, I'm back to
    > square one again. I've tried everything and nothing helps...it's really
    > getting me down. Thanks for any help you can give me!



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    Hi,

    look at all of your fans, especially the power-supply; overheating can
    cause lots of odd behaviour, even similar to what you are experiencing.
     

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