124 ( +1 | -1 ) Left and right sides of screen disappearand 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?
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Extension if computer breaks downthanks 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?
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.