OT: Computer Question

Steve Sharpe dx-3 at eastlink.ca
Sun Oct 4 21:45:02 EDT 2009

At 7:34 PM -0600 10/4/09, Joseph Tainter wrote:
>Sorry for the OT question, but the knowledge on this list is 
>incredible. I hope someone can help me.
>I have a Dell laptop running XP. On Wednesday I installed a new, 
>19", 1280x1024 external Viewsonic monitor. At the same time I 
>installed a little utility called Desktop Restore, which restores 
>the position of your icons if they get rearranged. All seemed well 
>until today--everything seemed to be working fine.
>Today I was using Firefox to search for a hotel in Stockholm. 
>Suddenly Zone Alarm popped up a window saying something was trying 
>to access the internet. I clicked on "Deny," but Zone Alarm wouldn'd 
>respond and I couldn't get the message off my screen. So I rebooted 
>the computer. That's when the problems started. Here they are:
>1. My 1280 x 1024 monitor will only show in 1024 by 768. I cannot 
>get it to switch to the correct resolution and stick.
>2. Now the monitor on the laptop also comes up in 1024 x 768 when I 
>boot up. This monitor I can get to the correct resolution (1280 x 
>800) by manually setting it in Properties. But I shouldn't have to 
>do that.
>3. Suddenly System Restore no longer works. I cannot go back to a 
>previous restore point.
>4. So I ran AVG Antivirus 8.5, after first updating it. I had it 
>scan the entire drive. It could not find any viruses.
>Can anyone think of what may be going on? What should I try?

Seems like normal Windows behaviour to me!


Steve Sharpe
dx-3 at eastlink.cahttp://earth.delith.com/photo_gallery.html

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