Problems after latest Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Noble, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Noble

    Noble Guest

    After the last update on Friday, I am having major problems. The text on the
    screen is so large it doesn't fit into the windows. This problem is in
    PayPal, Google searchs, this forum, MS page for clipart, Photobucket, Yahoo
    groups, Picturetrail. Is there something I can do? Will removing the updates
    help? there were 4 installed. HELP!

    I am on a HP Pavilion running Windows XP.

    The strange thing, to me, is that even email that include postings to my
    Yahoo group have the oversized text in the postings (but not the email
    itself). Just filling out this form, the left margin text is out of view and
    I have to arrow left to read it. The box for Subject fills nearly the width
    of my screen. OH HELP.
    Noble, Oct 15, 2006
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  2. Noble

    Trevor Guest

    Try this....

    Right click on the desktop
    Click Properties
    Click Themes
    Choose Windows XP from the drop down (If its not already selected)
    Click on the Appearance tab and make sure Font Size is set to "Normal"

    If that doesn't do it try this...

    Right click on desktop
    Click the Settings Tab
    verify if the Screen Resolution is set to a minimum of 1024x768 and
    color quality is 16 or 32 bit. (whatever your monitor will handle)

    Good Luck,

    Trevor, Oct 15, 2006
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  3. Noble

    Trevor Guest

    One more thing if those didnt help

    Right click desktop
    Click settings tab
    Click advanced button
    check that dpi is set to normal (96 DPI)

    Trevor, Oct 15, 2006
  4. Noble

    Noble Guest

    Thanks for your suggestion Trevor. I did try that but just in case, tried it
    again. The size of the text is beyond what changes with resolution. The
    letters are 3/4 of an inch tall, even on the 1024x768 resolution.
    Noble, Oct 15, 2006
  5. Noble

    itsme Guest

    Dear Noble - I am on a DELL W/ XP as a running program.

    I believe I can solve your problem of font size if your mouse has a center
    scrolling wheel. Open up to any page that you have the font problem with
    then press and hold down the ctrl key while you roll ~towards~ you your mouse
    wheel. This should reduce your font. Up away increases size Down decreases
    it. Hope this fixes your problem.

    itsme, Oct 16, 2006
  6. Noble

    Noble Guest

    This isn't what I consider a font problem. It isn't like changing from
    courior 8 to 10, it is more like it has changed from 10 to 50. Nothing I have
    done to change resolution or text size makes a difference when the font is
    that large.

    It's like the basic "form" is the same, the little box where I read text but
    inside the box is text about 3/4" tall.

    When I printed my mailing label, the bar code for the address sticker was
    something like 8" by 2" instead of 3" by 3/4".

    I figured out how to read your whole response by clicking reply and it's all
    in a size I can read without arrowing over and up and down.

    Thanks, Nancy
    Noble, Oct 16, 2006
  7. Noble

    Noble Guest

    I have never before considered going to a MAC but I am now. I am tired of not
    being able to use my computer productively. I am tired of not being able to
    get help. I have contacted Comcast and Hewlett Packard, both worked with me
    until we could see that "they" weren't the problem.

    I have uninstalled the last 4 automatic updates that came on Friday. It
    hasn't fixed the problem. While reading (and reading and reading) yesterday I
    discovered that HP had a download that I should have done BEFORE SP2 so that
    the system restore would work. Of course I didn't and it doesn't.

    I guess I am just plain old tired......
    Noble, Oct 16, 2006
  8. Noble

    Noble Guest

    This is not a text size problem. It isn't like the font changed from 8 to 10.
    It is like the font changed from 8 to 50.
    Noble, Oct 16, 2006
  9. Noble

    Trevor Guest

    My last suggestion would be to download the latest video drivers for
    your video card and then FIRST...uninstall the existing one.
    Then reboot. Then install the latest video driver. I think that will
    fix it once and for all. The update probably modified your video
    driver to the wrong one.

    Good Luck,

    Trevor, Oct 16, 2006
  10. Noble

    Noble Guest

    Trev, how do I know what drivers are for my video card? and do I just go to
    uninstall programs? How do I get the new driver for my video card without the
    old one?
    Noble, Oct 16, 2006
  11. Noble

    Noble Guest

    Okay, I removed and reinstalled S3 VIA Graphics ProSavageDDR driver. Do you
    think I have more than one?
    Noble, Oct 16, 2006
  12. Noble

    Noble Guest

    Thank you to all that tried to help me. The problem was solved by a
    suggestion from the Microsoft Tech that I look in Accessibilites and see if
    the High Contrast box was checked. AND IT WAS! Unchecking the box stopped all
    oversize text problems.
    Noble, Oct 17, 2006

  13. Did they also suggest you disable the keyboard shortcut which
    may have accidentally caused the problem in the first place? <EG>

    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 18, 2006
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