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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by fullofgrace
He definitely did something with the display. Can you check and tell us what resolution your computer is set at pretty please? You can find that out by going to your computer's control panel, then display, then click the settings tab, then peek at the bottom left of that window. It will tell you what your monitor's resolution is set at now that your DH played in there. For instance, mine is set at 1024 X 768 pixels.
Mine is set at 1024 x 768 also. He had it set somewhere different when I first came to fix things back. He remembered where it was before so I set it back. He also did something to the color quality, and I set it back to 32-bit.

I'm glad you guys are asking some good questions. Some of what he did is coming back to me. I was so overwhelmed by the mess I found that I must have forgot some stuff.
post #22 of 29
Ahhhh I wonder if he maybe changed the computer's theme while he was at it! LOL!

try going to control panel, then display, then click the themes tab, then in the drop down box on the left, see if you can change it to Windows XP or any other choice your computer may have set there. Maybe that will help with the background color problem for now.


Actually htat may be what HE did which is why everything is the same color now -- it's all set to a theme versus all being set up with the custom stuff.
post #23 of 29
Did you check Accessability under the Control Panel? There's a wizard that deals with some of that stuff.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by fullofgrace
Ahhhh I wonder if he maybe changed the computer's theme while he was at it! LOL!

try going to control panel, then display, then click the themes tab, then in the drop down box on the left, see if you can change it to Windows XP or any other choice your computer may have set there. Maybe that will help with the background color problem for now.


Actually htat may be what HE did which is why everything is the same color now -- it's all set to a theme versus all being set up with the custom stuff.
I changed it to windows XP and it made all the screens white. Talk about a major headache, lol. I will try some different themes and see what happens.
post #25 of 29
It made them WHITE? Ewwww. Mine is set at XP and I don't have headachy white. Weird! I'm so sorry!


Just another thought... Have you run your antivirus and spyware removal programs lately to see if that could be interfering with being able to have your settings 'hold'?
post #26 of 29
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I don't know I'm about to give this computer to the kids for games and stuff and get a new one. It has just about no virtual memory left and now this problem
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by Lindsaylou
Ty I don't know what version it is. I installed XP maybe 2 years ago. Does that help? Is there a way I can find out the version?
Oh mama...have you not formatted in 2 years??

I am so glad these girls are here to help... my suggestion is to back up anything you need and format.

If you aren't comfortable with that, to generally fix your computer health, download this to start: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html This is will find spyware, adware, etc. You said you have no virtual memory left so finding things running in the background that you aren't aware of will really help that.
post #28 of 29
Oh, and I am not sure if you are interested in buying soon, but there is a 41% coupon for a Dell 4600C. Only good until tomorrow AM. I just tried it and it still works.

http://notebookforums.com/showthread...971#post492971

HTH!!
post #29 of 29
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OMG I fixed it!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank-you all SO much! I played around in the accesability area and its all normal now!
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