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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP)

I'm aware of the power options in windows. But I don't want it to switch off after I've been idle for some time. What I want it do is to switch off on its own at regular intervals (say, 20 mins), ...
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46 views

Doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP

My Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix it? Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!
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107 views

How to make MS Windows XP use “copy” / “mirror” layout for dual monitor setup (two monitors displaying same)?

I use computer which has two monitors (or rather one monitor and one projector) connected to one graphics card (Radeon if I remember correctly). In MS Windows XP I cannot setup those monitors to ...
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113 views

How to add custom refresh rates to windows (xp)

I just want to add an intermediate refresh rate, because I get 60hz,100hz,120hz,144hz. I have amd a10-5800k w radeon hd7660d iGPU, benq-xl2411t monitor. How to add 72hz without any external utility ...
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1answer
355 views

Windows remote desktop to a pc without a monitor? / Force windows to boot in VGA?

I have an old pc with a broken graphics card. It can run on vga mode. So I decided to control it using remote desktop on my laptop. It worked. But I feel like Im wasting the monitor of that broken pc. ...
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How to change brightness in Windows XP without built-in keyboard?

I have broken keyboard on my MSI EX-600 so I can't press "function buttons" to change brightness, volume, etc. Is it possible to change brightness of display (not graphic card!) without the keyboard ...
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1answer
44 views

Attempted to repair install XP froze @ 98% and now nothing will display after a restart

Was trying to recover a prior Windows install so that I could access remaining files and reformat, but now even a boot CD/USB won't show up. Everything (CD disk drive & hard drive) sounds like ...
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1answer
100 views

S19A100N expanding past the end of my screen

I just bought a Samsung SA100 19" monitor (S19A100N). I set my resolution for 1366 x 768 as recommended, but my desktop is too big. Horizontally I see about 2/3 of the desktop. If I move my mouse ...
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60 views

Adjust the brightness of multiple monitors automatically

I am using two monitors on my Windows XP machine. I generally work on one of them and keep an automatically updating window (like the console view of Eclipse or MS Visual Studio) on the other, and ...
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1answer
387 views

switching monitors from the cmdline in Windows XP

Windows 7 and above has this useful "displayswitch.exe" tool which can be invoked with the Win+P shortcut. I'm trying to replicate this feature in my old Windows XP installation using Clavier+ and a ...
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1answer
35 views

Windows XP Blocked Out Text

My Mum's old Windows XP laptop is displaying very strangely, with fonts in both Windows dialogues, applications and even the start menu appearing blocked out in rectangles of solid colour. (See ...
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1answer
118 views

Windows XP's appearance is messed up

For some reason, the appearance of my computer has gone haywire. See picture below. I have not downloaded anything and as you can see: the theme is Windows XP. Help?
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1answer
62 views

Windows XP loading screen after format, monitor sleeps

My friend brought me over his IBM intellistation with a 512MB Radeon graphics card. He has a copy of windows 7 he wants on it. We did a format and tried to install 7, but at the start up screen the ...
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1answer
367 views

Increasing screen brightness Toshiba Tecra M2

I recently reinstalled windows on my Toshiba Tecra. I needed to lower brightness for a little bit and the laptop was not responding to my fn+f6 so I restarted the laptop and as soon as it turned on ...
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1answer
231 views

WPF apps suddenly blurry

My computer has started displaying all WPF apps blurry - not just text, but borders have misplaced pixels as well. For example, the right border of a certain textbox is one pixel to the left of where ...
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84 views

DVI monitor detected only on computer startup

I've recently connected a new monitor, LG M2252D-PZ, to a rather outdated computer with Windows XP and Radeon 9600. XP has SP3 installed, video drivers are the latest version back from the times the ...
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1answer
207 views

Mirror display in Windows XP

I have two old VGA cards. One of them is a MX440 NVidia card. The other is a PCI Rage XL. Is there a free tool that would allow me to mirror these cards? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the ...
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106 views

computer restarted if I have power off the monitor only

I have installed windows XP 32 bit with intel quad core process and 2GB of RAM. From last few months I have noticed wired behavior of my system. During the work if I am off the monitor noly (not CPU) ...
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2answers
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Desktop bigger than screen

I am using MSI U115 11" netbook (OS: Windows XP Home, graphics card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500) and today after I switched it on, desktop was bigger than screen. To be exact: screen ...
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1answer
133 views

windows XP randomly detects “standard screen” or “plug and play” screen

I have around 20 computer that are all the same model hp dc7100 and they are all clones. -exact same image. All my monitors are also the same acer p191w. Why does window XP sometimes detect the ...
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197 views

How to find out which program prevents monitor going to sleep on Windows XP?

On a machine running Windows XP I have the problem that the monitor often does not enter standby/sleep mode. I guess this is caused by some program that is running, because it reliably works if I ...
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0answers
714 views

How to get the finer resolution for asus eee pc 1000hd after installing windows7?

Hi i have installed windows 7 on my 2 year old ASUS EEE PC 1000HD. The default Operating system it came with was windows xp. Now the system is working fine but there are some display problems which i ...
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2answers
519 views

widescreen resolution

I have just changed my monitor from square shaped TFT monitor to widescreen lcd monitor but the problem I am getting is that the window screen is still square shaped it is not going wide. The window ...
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806 views

Windows XP only loads in VGA mode, and crashes when raising resolution

My kid's computer (Windows XP, SP3) started to (what appears to be) crash on boot. It will only boot in Safe or VGA mode, and if I try to raise the resolution from 640x480 it just reboots itself, and ...
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2answers
624 views

Windows XP - Drag window off screen

I'm on a Windows XP notebook with a screen resolution of 1024x600. I have the problem that I can't click a button of a desktop program because it is off screen. Selecting the button through Tab+Enter ...
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1answer
1k views

Win XP Screen saver / power management not working

I have a PC running Win XP, and even though I have the power management set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes, and I have the windows screen saver set up, many times they never kick in. I come ...
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2answers
844 views

Samsung syncmaster 2494 HM gives “Check Signal Cable” error in HDMI mode

My Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM is stuck in a "Check Signal Cable" error while in HDMI mode. The screen is black. How can I get my computer monitor screen to work again?
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Slow XP Desktop Redraw / Refresh

My Windows XP desktop icons have become slow to redraw. The desktop enhancement program Fences has become unusable with "hidden" icons being silhouetted, partially displayed fence titles, extremely ...
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1answer
1k views

Intel HD Graphics: After reboot or power state change one display blank [closed]

System specs: Lenovo 3269-B5U (desktop/workstation) Intel Core i5 CPU Intel HD Graphics Win XP Pro 2 identical 17" LCD monitors (ACER V173): one VGA, one DP (via DP-to-VGA adapter) On reboot the ...
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2answers
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Can't mirror screens on laptop and projector

I'm using Windows XP. My laptop is not showing dual monitor properly. I want the screen on my laptop and on the projector mirrored. I right click on Desktop, Properties and then Settings, "Show two ...
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1answer
471 views

Intel Q45 graphics will not send correct resolution to second (DP) monitor

System is Lenovo 9964-A7U with Intel Q45 graphics running Windows XP. Monitors are both 17" Acer V173 with native resolution of 1280x1024. Both use VGA connectors. Secondary monitor is connected ...
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172 views

Need a larger desktop on Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to get a larger desktop than the screen? Help! I desperately need to be able to size my web browser window WIDER than the screen width. But Microsoft XP ...
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564 views

Connect MacBook Pro to monitor with HDMI on Windows XP (Boot Camp)

I want to connect my MacBook Pro 13" to a monitor with HDMI. It runs Windows XP through Boot Camp. I can do this on OS X, from the same MacBook, with the same monitor; but sometimes I play a game and ...
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1answer
256 views

Can I make Windows XP remember my monitor when I start up with the monitor off/disconnected?

I often start my computer with the monitor disconnected (really, set to display another PC via a KVM switch), and Windows always defaults to low-res display when this happens. Is there any way to ...
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2answers
156 views

How can I fix a screen on an XP laptop that's become larger on the left and right sides?

The screen on my HP Pavilion zt3000 laptop has changed and I don't why or how. It seems bigger on the left and right sides, but not the top or bottom. It doesn't seem to be related to the screen ...
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2answers
387 views

retrieve back porch (horizontal and vertical) in windows xp

I need to retrieve specific timing properties from with windows XP modeline to use it in my ubuntu xorg.conf file I need these properties: Horiz Front Porch, Vert Front Porch, Horiz Back Porch, ...
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1answer
939 views

How can I force particular display settings while using a KVM?

I recently bought a VGA + PS/2 KVM switch, just to make life a little easier for a few days while setting up a new PC for someone while also running my own. It seems to work as advertised, but one ...
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3answers
5k views

Run monitor on 1440x900 resolution when native is 1920x1200

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 running Windows XP. It has Intel 945GM graphics. When I bought the computer, I got it with a native resolution of 1920x1200. However, this resolution is far too small to ...
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2answers
649 views

Transfer files from laptop to Macbook Air

My Dell laptop's screen no longer works, and I need to transfer all the music and photos to my new Macbook Air. What is the best way to do this? My old laptop is running on Windows XP.
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1answer
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Program for getting the cursor's x,y coordinates?

Is there a program which lets you easily get the x,y coordinates for your cursor? Basically, I move my cursor to somewhere on my screen, it shows me the x,y coordinates and has an option to copy them ...
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2answers
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3 monitors windows xp

I have a laptop mounted to a dock. When I try to use 2 monitors using dualview everything works fine I get my image across 2 monitors, but when I connect the third one I can't use it although its ...
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3answers
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More than 2 monitors in a PC with external graphics card

Windows XP: I have an on-board graphics card that has 2 outputs (VGA and HDMI) (Intel motherboard). In addition I have an external graphics card with VGA and DVI (nVidia). Can I use 3 or 4 of them at ...
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2answers
888 views

Dell D630 pink tint on screen when powering on, what will happen?

I've been given a Dell D630 laptop by a friend. I got it in the mail yesterday and it was quite cold, I plugged the power in and after 20 mins I switched it on. The contents of the screen had a pink ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I connect a desktop CPU to a laptop screen without an external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? The laptop works fine but is slow. The desktop works fine doesn't have a monitor.
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637 views

Driver for Monitor Acer G205H for Windows XP

Is there anyway I can obtain the driver for monitor acer G205H? My machine is a Windows XP 32 bit machine. I stumbled upon this website which claimed to have this driver, when I clicked on the ...
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How do I Rotate the Desktop in Windows XP

My angel pressed some thing and after that the Windows screen has rotated. It has become vertical. I have restarted but still shows the same. How to resolve this issue ?
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677 views

Disabled “would you like to keep these display settings?” dialog

Sometimes, when changing the resolution on windows, it just changes it and does nothing more. On some computers, it asks "do you want to keep these display settings?" and if you click nothing within ...
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1answer
808 views

How do I stop panning on a monitor that supports a specific resolution?

I've been battling this for a few days now. Any and all help is appreciated. I have a planar monitor with a native res of 1280x1024. At one point, I had used PowerStrip to override "something" and ...
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1answer
219 views

Resetting the color profile

I've got an annoying problem. I have a game that I have adjusted the brightness and contrast settings within it to make it much more playable. Unfortunately, the game is a bit unstable and if it ...
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1answer
115 views

Certain applications (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) don't display properly on Windows?

I have had a problem recently and wanted to see if anyone else had a similar problem or solution. I am using Windows XP (with all the latest updates). Every time I restart the computer, it runs ...