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I'm too cool to Post

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#1 16 years ago

So I just bought a Dell Inspiron 9100 notebook and pretty damn happy with it thus far. Was playing FarCry yesterday and didn't realize I hadn't pluged the pc into the wall so it shut down on me. When I restarted and went back into my game, the screen flickerd and then went small. The screens normal with everything else but changes to small box in the centre whenever I play games, all games. I've tried everything I can think of. Messed about with the screen resoulution but this doesn't make a differance. Please help. :)



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#2 16 years ago

I've had this happen to me on Enter the Matrix and years ago, my old games like FFVII. How I fixed it was I went to Properties on the Desktop. Then Settings, then Advanced...this is where it should list things about your Graphics card, well more, anyway. See if there's anything you can work on there. My friend has an option where there's a box that says reset all to normal. If you can see that, you know what to do. I just reinstalled my games and saved my saves on a disc.

Far Cry's such a good looking game, I want to get it so bad!!

Pethegreat Advanced Member

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#3 16 years ago

Is the letters or picures on the screen small or is it the screen is small and has a black outline around it? If it is the first it is you screen resolution. screen resolution is easy to adjust:D go to control panel then to display then to setting(I have Xp) If it is the seond one you better contact some on the forums or Dell:D

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#4 16 years ago

I belive it has to do with your resolution & HZ in the desktop area VS the game resolution. If they are not identical it might happen.

It happens to me from time to time when Im switching monitors around.