Win Xp Service Pack 2- Messed Me Up

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  1. Glocker74

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    Hi. I just installed SP2 today, and my screens are 2/3 size. I have to scroll over, down and around to see everything I used to see on one screen. Ideas? Thanks!
     
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    Can you reinstall your graphics drivers?
     

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    Yes, if I knew how. You are thinking cancel the graphics drivers, and reinstall? I think I would have to do the SP2 all over, it's bundled...
     
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    You may just need to reset the resolution.

    If you R. click an open spot on the desktop and click Properties, then Settings, you'll see the slider marked Desktop Resolution. If it is 800x600 or 1024x768, bump it up a notch.

    If that didn't help, to the right of that slider you'll see the Advanced button. Click it and then open the tab for Adapter. That's the part you'll need drivers for.

    They aren't from XP. I take it this is an OEM machine...you may have integrated graphics, which limits your options.

    Anyway, check that stuff and post back if you still have problems.
     
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    fstfvr, you kick butt. :) Worked, got my screen back where I can see it all on one page; I am getting a kind of nauseating shimmy effect when I scroll down, tho. I will lower the res a little....THANKS!