minor problem following SP2 update

  Amer 14:28 16 Feb 2007


I eventually took the plunge and installed SP2 on my machine.

All is fine but each time I restart, my screen is slightly the wrong size, i.e I can't see the top 1cm of the display (it is off screen). When I go into control panel and display settings and change the display size to a different setting and then back to what I normally have it as, this cures the problem. But it's a pain to do this each time.

Is there an easy fix?

PS I run a Sony VAIO desk top RZ series about 3 years old on Windows XP

Any help appreciated


  rawprawn 14:37 16 Feb 2007

Try this click here

  mike1967 16:00 16 Feb 2007

Wow you took the plunge it was released in 2005 wasn't it, not rushing you is there

only joking

  mike1967 16:08 16 Feb 2007

Just checked Sept 2004, you always take as long to make decisions

Yet again

Just joking

  bjh 16:18 16 Feb 2007

Many monitors have an "auto " button to optimize resolution and position... does yours? I have a similar problem switching between two machines sharing a KVM switch, and the auto button does it for me. It should be a one touch solution if you have it. Most TFT monitors do, fewer CRT's

  Amer 16:52 16 Feb 2007

It's okay for you IT boffins but I'm a scaredy cat and only installed SP2 because Windows update no longer works unless you have this installed. Little problems give big headaches and when I read some horror stories re SP2 a few years ago I decided to defer.

Anyhow thanks bjh I think you have solved my problem with your Auto button recommnedation.

Thank you all


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