Shrunken Display

  Dannyb 18:02 26 Apr 2008
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The last couple of times I have turned on my laptop the display is only about two thirds of the size it should be. How do I adjust the size to get it to fill the screen again? Thanks. I have windows XP on my Sony Vaio VGN-S5M/S laptop VGN-S5M/S.

  Dannyb 18:09 26 Apr 2008

Just also noticed that when I scroll down it moves in waves from the top to the bottom of my screen??

  Earthsea 18:28 26 Apr 2008

Start>right click My Computer>Properties>Hardware tab>Device Manager>Display Adapters and see if your graphics driver looks okay. If you right click on it you can uninstall it and let it re-install on next boot which may fix the problem.

Are there black bands either side of the display, or is the whole display shrunk?

  Dannyb 18:56 26 Apr 2008

Thanks Earthsea, tried what you suggested but nothing has changed. There are no black bands just the whole display has shrunk.

  Earthsea 19:08 26 Apr 2008

Start>Control Panel>Display>Settings tab. What screen resolution and colour quality does it say?

  Earthsea 19:12 26 Apr 2008

Clicking the Troubleshoot button should take you to the Vaio Help and Support Centre, if that helps.

  Dannyb 19:14 26 Apr 2008

It says: Screen Resolution 1024 by 768 pixels and Colour Quality "Highest (32 bit)"

  Earthsea 19:28 26 Apr 2008

Shouldn't it be 1280x800? Click on the Advanced button in Display Properties and check that everything looks okay.

  rdave13 19:30 26 Apr 2008

The 'waves' bit makes me think of graphics drivers same as Earthsea. Try microsoft updates.

  Dannyb 19:31 26 Apr 2008

1024 by 768 seems to be the highest level it goes to.

  Earthsea 19:41 26 Apr 2008

Start>All Programs>Vaio Update 3>Vaio Web Support and make sure you have all Vaio updates.

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