Screen Resolution Problem

  I,Me and Myself 11:51 22 Apr 2007

I have not long since put a thread in the Helproom called "Desktop Screen Size Help Required" but thought I should re-post it as I was obviously misleading people with the wrong question. Hope I am not in the wrong for this.

Upon starting our PC today the desktop screen size (which is 800 x 600) is appearing 'stretched'. When we change it to 1024 x 768 it is how it is meant to appear. How can we make the 800 x 600 screen appear 'normal'?
We are using Windows XP.

  birdface 12:18 22 Apr 2007

Change it to 1024x768.t5hen press apply Ok.

  I,Me and Myself 12:23 22 Apr 2007

That is the setting we have it on at present but not the setting we want to use it on - we want to be able to use it on 800 x 600 setting but when it is set to that the screen is 'stretched' and does not appear correct.

  hzhzhzhz 12:27 22 Apr 2007

If by "stretched", you mean it does not fit in the screen, then use the monitor settings to adjust. V-size, H-size, etc. Just a thought.

  I,Me and Myself 12:31 22 Apr 2007

Those settings are ok as I would assume all other resolutions on the desktop wouldn't look right wither.

  I,Me and Myself 12:33 22 Apr 2007

I've just asked my son to check the PC in question (he is gaming) and for some unknown reason it has righted itself.

I won't tick the resolved box as I may need an answer should it happen again.

Could it be a graphics card issue?

  spuds 12:34 22 Apr 2007

Since this morning, I have had the very same (stretched) problem, with the PCA and eBay websites. Changing the display settings in XP Home, seems to increase or reduce the configurations on the settings display panel, yet when 'apply' is checked, all seems okay, that is until you open a webpage like PCA or eBay.

Wonder whether this is Sunday morning gremlin, or perhaps a server problem. Using Tiscali as my ISP.

Connecting direct to Tiscali mainpage and email collection, everything seems normal.

  I,Me and Myself 12:43 22 Apr 2007

This problem has happened to us once before and my better half clicked on various things and corrected it. Which is why I wonder if it s graphics issue as normally I am quite good at having a go at fixing things but won't interfere with settings that I worry may end the life of our PC.

I had to come to get the help of others today as my better half is working.

When he arrives home I will ask him if he can remember what he did and if he can I shall report back and answer my own question!!!

  spuds 18:51 22 Apr 2007

Just tried Firefox and Opera, and both seem to work fine, so I would suspect that it is Internet Explorer that providing the 'stretched' problem perhaps !!

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