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Old 08-10-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Giant desktop problems

I have recently bought a new Dell desktop machine to replace my ageing DIY model. (In time to get it with XP, thankfully.)

However, about 50% of the time when it boots, the desktop is about 40% bigger (in both dimensions) than the monitor, so you have to slide the mouse about to pan it. Usually, a restart cures it - but if I'm doing a lot of photo editing, this is just plain annoying to have to do, not to mention seasickness-inducing!

I can't find anything in the monitor settings that helps, and the DPI value and resolution are reported as what I set.

The card supports a second monitor (ATI Radeon x1300 pro), but it doesn't think the second one is active.

Any ideas? Google was not my friend in this instance.
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