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alice02 124 ( +1 | -1 )
Left and right sides of screen disappear and I cant see "file" or the first part of "start" on the left and I cannot see
the scroll bar and the time on the right. I also cannot see the right edge of the GK bulletin board.

My computer started going very slowly. I ran the internet McAfee
worm detector and it didnt tell me it found anything but after that it
ran normal speed again.

I don't know when it happened but word default shnged by showing
black marks like a music clef and dashes between words - this was
fixed by pressing control/shift/8.

And the left and right hand sides of my screen disappeared. It looks
the right and laft sides of the monitor are too close and obscure
the screen picture. I went to control panel/display but altering
these sections didn't work. I ran windows xp repair and this did not fix it either
but this didn't fix the problem. I have been told the problem is not in the monitor
Like it had been horizontally stretched and was too wide for the screen. I may have to reload windows, but I dont want to do this as I always have dificulty backing up and saving non-mainstream files.

Has anyone else had this happen?
Is there a virus going round that does this?
Can it be fixed without reloading Windows XP?
alice02 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Oop I didnt mean the picture was stretched the picture is normal but if I open a small window the right and left borders curve slightly towards the centre of the screen.
chuckventimiglia 23 ( +1 | -1 )
You should check your.... computer for Spyware. If your computer is
running slowly and the screen changes etc. you
may have spyware.

There are free downloads that you can get. I
have 2 and use them frequently and have not
had a problem since.

Just a possibility!! Chuck
alice02 35 ( +1 | -1 )
Extension if computer breaks down thanks very much chuck. the antispyware programme found 7 spies
but my computer still has the problem and slightly more of the screen
is disappearing.

I am worried that it is a virus and I may go off line. If I apply for a
vacation I may not need it. If I dont apply for a vacation I may go
off line and time out. Is it possible to apply for a provisional vacation
to be activated if my games hit end of move time?
chuckventimiglia 67 ( +1 | -1 )
Run your virus scan..... on your entire system. Make sure your virus scan is
up to date. If it shows no virus present then
I doubt if it is a virus.

If you are running Windows XP and you recently
downloaded the new SP 2 from Microsoft you
may have a conflict between your ISP and the
new Windows XP SP2. If this is the case then
contact your ISP they may have a fix for it.

Make sure your Windows Updates are up to date.

Sometimes Microsoft finds "bugs" in their operating
system and they put out patches for them.

If all of this is up to date and no virus is identified
then I think you may indeed have a problem with
your computer but do not assume it is that until all
the other "bases" are covered.