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Old December 31st 13, 11:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Old January 1st 14, 12:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Reinstalled XP - Aspect Ratio off a bit

"Jeff Wisnia" wrote in
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After reinstalling WindowsXP into my virus ravaged 930S
and getting almost everything I need running fine again I
noticed that the aspect ratio of the screen display is a
little off and things look stretched horizontally a bit.

I can live with it if I have to, but it wasn't that way
before.
I haven't changed my monitor or its settings and haven't
yet found a way of readjusting the aspect ratio so round
objects look round again and not squashed down a little.


Control panel
Display Properties
Settings tab
Screen resolution

Move the slider to whatever works for you.

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Old January 4th 14, 03:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
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Default Reinstalled XP - Aspect Ratio off a bit



dadiOH wrote:
"Jeff Wisnia" wrote in
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After reinstalling WindowsXP into my virus ravaged 930S
and getting almost everything I need running fine again I
noticed that the aspect ratio of the screen display is a
little off and things look stretched horizontally a bit.

I can live with it if I have to, but it wasn't that way
before.
I haven't changed my monitor or its settings and haven't
yet found a way of readjusting the aspect ratio so round
objects look round again and not squashed down a little.


Control panel
Display Properties
Settings tab
Screen resolution

Move the slider to whatever works for you.



That was the first thing I tried, and it doesn't do squat. The aspect
ratio stays the same at 1.33333/1 regardless of the resolution setting,
save for 1280/1024 which is 1.25/1 and that's even worse at making round
things look round.

My monitor screen is 17.5" wide by 9.25" high, so I think I must need an
aspect ratio of about 1.9/1.

I'm pretty sure I need to change the video driver, and want to make sure
I get the correct one and know how to install it properly.

My experience with trying to download the correct driver from the Dell
website hasn't been very good so far.

Jeff


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Old January 4th 14, 04:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Jeff Wisnia
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Default Reinstalled XP - Aspect Ratio off a bit

Finally...

The video driver which was installed when I reinstalled Windows XP had
aspect ratios of 1.333/1 or 1.25/1 for the various resolutions. My
monitor screen is 17.5" wide by 10" high, a ratio of 1.75/1.

I found the correct driver through the Dell website and after installing
it the resolution I chose gave me an aspect ratio of 1.666/1, close
enough for gummint work.

Things now look the same as they did before that f_____g virus got into
my computer and caused me to have to reinstall WindowsXP.

Thanks for the help folks,

Jeff
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