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Program windows too large on screen

Q: Program windows too large on screen

I have just upgraded to a 15" lcd monitor. I have windows xp.
I have several instances where ...when I call up a program...
the window does not include the entire program...
Some of the program is off screen...I have tried tochange resolution...
and it still loads the program too big...i.e. if I had to click is not on the screen...
This problem occurs with several is a problem of resolution? or is there
a menu I can change....
Thank you.

A: Program windows too large on screen

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Using Thunderbird, when i try to add a "New Card" for
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am using windows 98. want to change montior to flat screen. tried a NEC but was told by NEC my 98 couldn't support 1024 x ?, so got a KOGI that had been hooked to an old 95. screen is fuzzy and windows are so large i can't reach the apply or ok buttons. in display there is a minus (-) in front of display adapters; the subtitle is NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2 and a minus (-) in front of monitors with the subtitle of GVISIONL5QX-TIA. Should the display adapters and monitors subtitles be the same? I think the NEC was NVIDIA and I think the KOGI is the GVISION. Any suggestions of Annie?

A:fuzzy screen and too large windows

good news!! don't need help with "too large windows" portion of my problem. I finally got that part solved. the windows are normal size and i can now reach the apply and the ok buttons. time to celebrate!! still need help with the fuzzy screen...annie yahe, yahoo!

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A:Stuck on black screen, large cursor arrow and windows will not load

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A software application is too large for my screen. I use a mini laptop. Thanks.

A:program too large

Hi Joeee

There are a couple of things you could try.

Plug in a USB mouse and hold down the Control Button while scrolling with the Middle Wheel to change screen size.

A bit more fiddly, is Right Click on a blank portion of the desktop, choose Properties and Settings. Change the screen size to one that fits.

You may find an option in the Menu bar under View/Text Size.


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In the listing of my programs in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel my BitComet 0.60 program is listed as being almost 5 Gigs. Why so big? I was thinking that the program could be listed as being this large because it includes downloads that are being stored somewhere I'm not aware of, but the downloads would not be included with the size of the program. Also, in the Add or Remove Programs list it says that the last time BitComet 0.60 was used was two years ago, but I use the program regularly. Thanks for any replies.

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hello. i use xp home. dell laptop #1520, 2 gig ram, 80 gig hard drive. i have 40 gig of free space. the program i'm trying to install is 4.5 gig in size. do i need to somehow allocate more room somewhere on the computer? thanks, boyd.


No you shouldn't really because from your details, the program should just take up over about 10% of remaining free space which is no issue.
What is the problem you are experiencing exactly while trying to install this program? You will need to be more specific in order for somebody to try and help you.

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My little sis downloaded some stupid SIMMS UNIVERSITY game and its the size of a semi. When I try to remove it from add/remove programs it wont do anything.

A:Cant remove very large program

Try to open your program files and remove the folder. That will leave the entry in add/remove. next time you try to remove, if all goes well you will get a message that the program is not there and ask if you want the entry deleted. Let me know if it works.

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A:Need a program that searches through large zips

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I did a google search & found this look at CMeys
Last post

How to have Win 7 search Zip files for filenames - config-customize - windows-7

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At first I thought this was a problem with just Winamp, but now it seems that everything I download won't allow me to do this either.

I'll set the default player to whatever program I'm using (ie. Winamp), and then try opening a music file. No problem. But once I select a certain number of songs (not sure if it's based on total size or # of songs) and hit enter... it opens them up in a playlist in Windows Media Player instead of the other default player. They're all .mp3's too, so its not like there's one file in there that's a .wma or something and throwing a wrench into it... it's purely based on the number of songs.

What do I do?


A:Cannot play a large playlist in any program other than WMP

I agree that there's an effect. It isn't unique to your computer and it seems to come into action on the sixteenth song selected and onward.
Unfortunately I don't know the answer to this.

My response is to open the songs with the player (I use VLC), dragging them into the playlist or using the player's own open with dialogue.

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When I press start all programs ,the list is extensive and the text size is too big so that all the programs do not appear on the list.
Is there a way to make the text size smaller in the all programs list?
Thank you

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I need to compare 2 very large folders. One is a backup of the other, so I expect them to be identical, but I want to verify that each file is truly identical (byte for byte).

The folders have many subfolders and thousands of files, some over 1GB is size. So the solution must operate as fast as possible so it doesn't take days.

All I need to know is if there are any differences, and if so, which files are different. I don't need to know what is different within any files. If a file is different, I'll deal with that manually.

How can I do this? I'm fine using tools built into Windows 7 SP1, or using a piece of free software.

A:Program (or method) to compare two large folders

Well you could use copy changed files to get a report of files that exist in one directory but not the other.

Here's a comparison of my 64bit Programs directory compared with a mounted system image backup copy.

Test copy with no files actually moved.
So that's 8000+ files in each 2.5Gb directory compared in about 30 seconds.

If you use binary compare it will be a little slower.

Another utility I use is WinMerge but it's not really fast when comparing huge directories.

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so if I stay on the internet long enough, my computer with just randomly shut off. If I go to open a large program or play a video from my hard drive, it almost always instantly shuts off.

A:computer shuts off randomly, especially if running large program

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I just recently bought an external HDD. I have GIGs!!!!!! of MP3s that i have bought off of iTunes, pictures, and many other items of personal value and I want them off my Desktop and on that external HDD. but for this to happen i have to sit for hours in front of the computer and select files to transfer over manually. a few at a time so i dont lock up the computer. i dont have the time to do this nor the patience. Is there a program i download that will do this automatically for me? Just one program to securly copy or even move from PC to Hard drive by telling it to move or copy these certain directories to this ext HDD one by one without me being there.

P.S. It getting closer to winter time so its the perfect temperature set that sucker next to an open window on the second story of my apartment to prevent from over heating while it does this it over night. -

A:Need a Good Program to Transfer Large Amount of Files from PC To Ext HDD

ummmm... i've never heard of a program that will copy things for you, im not even sure what it would do.

I think you should just select all the files you want to copy and then leave it over night, thats what I just did with my crap.

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I don't know where all the space in my C: is going. Is there a program that searches for files of a large size or lists files according to their size?

A:Is there a program that searches a drive or given directory for large files?

The following is freeware and doesn't require installation. It will find the 100 largest files on your drive:

Largest Files Finder

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A neighbor's Vista-run desktop allows for an 'F' key (possibly F10) toggling of screen sizes (with/without toolbars).

Is our newly acquired laptop (Windoiws 7 Pro) capable of same?

If so, how to go about it?

Thank you


A:'function' key to toggle large screen/normal screen ?

Its normally Fn key + F8 if I understand the question.

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How to add a Small and Large icon for Uninstall a Program in Control Panel View: Large and Small?
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A:Small and Large icon for Uninstall a Program in Control Panel View

Hello Donald,

You should be able to click on the usual View (Menu bar) or View (toolbar button) to select to have Large Icons or Small Icons.

Icon Size - Change in Windows Explorer Window

Hope this helps,

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dear sir ,

after installing windows 7 on an old xp desktop i cant get my screen to fit . it's to large. the adpater is a standard vga graphics adapter and the id is



A:screen to large

You'll need to install the video drivers and maybe a few others.
Try the Intel driver update utility hit the Check Your System for update button here> Intel? Driver Update Utility

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everything that appears on my screen is really large in size and is not the normal size. i have tried going through properties, appearance and it says the font size is normal, but it is actually still large..can anyone give me another solution to solve this problem..please?!

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Hello. My Laptop crashed since last couple of weeks and started showing large screen i.e. menu, fonts are too big to fit in the screen. I can go to safe mode and attempting but repair but menu is too large that I am not able to select options correctly. I tried to use step by step procedures given in various solutions but no help... I don't have installation CD though there is recovery partition and I have created restore CD 3 years back but it is not resolving. I am running out of options and affecting my work... Any help would be appreciable.. Thanks Ripal

A:Large Screen

See if it is the DPI if not check the resolution

DPI Scaling
Screen Resolution

If those are no help
Run a full anti virus scan
Then dowload and run a full scan with malwarebytes, be sure to up date first

If none of this helps
try a system restore from a few days before the first problem crash.
System Restore - How to

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I just started to use Windows 7 manufactured by HP for about one to two weeks now.

I found the screen is TOO large to fit, .... then I need to use a mouse to navigate to read/look a whole screen. Top to bottom of the screen is OK, but from left to right of the screen is a problem, then I need to use a mouse to read/look a whole screen.

How to fix this issue?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.



A:Screen is TOO large to fit

You could adjust the resolution.
Go to Display Settings in Control Panel.

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A:Game screen to large

Originally Posted by Emma

I have two hidden object games that has a screen that is to large and some of the objects are out of site on the sides. I tried setting the resolution smaller, but that just made the screen smaller and objects are still hidden. When I remove the check mark from full screen, the screen is to small to find the hidden objects. The game worked fine on my 19" monitor, but not this larger one. Any suggestion for how to remedy this?

What is the size of the new monitor? Have you tried its Native resolution? Does the publisher of the game/s have suggestions? Could also be the graphics adapter/card can't support it.

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Friend of mine has a netbook with a 16:9 screen. With one particular app the bottom half of the window is off the bottom of the screen. There are no scroll-bars and the window has a minimum size when resizing. Resolution already set to highest.

Current solution is to count the number of tab-presses to know that the OK button is selected.

Is ther another solution?

A:16:9 screen - window too large

Have you tried adjusting the zoom? Look in the bottom right corner of the screen and you will see a percentage. Click on it and try adjusting that and see what happens.

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Hey everyone, this is my first post on this site, hopefully not my last :)

Well my problem started tonight, I turn on my desktop, running core 2 duo and Vista, an I get to the vista login screen and my monitor goes on standby, Viewsonic 22" widescreen, I turn it off and turn it back on, everything is fine. This is just minor problem and didn't really bother me. Once logged in, I notice my icons, fonts, toolbars and start menu are all too large. I go to display settings and check resolution etc.. It is all fine!

I've gone through device manager and checked the drivers and monitor and everything seems too be fine. I have also scanned for spyware/viruses and its all clean. Kinda in a dilemma here and any help will be great!

-512MB Geforce 8500GT PCI-E Graphics card (if that helps)

A:[SOLVED] Everything is too large on screen!

What resolution are you running, you can adjust the resolution by right clicking on the desktop then click on personalize go to display settings adjust to the highest setting available

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Have you ran any games or installed any software recently ?
sounds like the video driver may be faulty
onthe desktop
right click
Display settings
what resolution setting do you ?

Make and EXACT model of the machine

it maybe possible to do a restore to fix the issue

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Ctrl + Mouse scroll or Ctrl and - or + doesn't work?

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Is your IE window actually maximized?

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A:Screen Resolution Too Large

can you elaborate more on the problem and provide more info? have you tried changing the screen resolution through the videocard properties?

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A:large screen & icons

Hello mickey72,

You will need to install your device drivers (chipset,graphics,audio,etc) .

You may have a disc that contains the Drivers or you can download them from the

manufacturer's website.

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A:Display screen got large

Hi linda661, if you press Ctrl+zero key together, it will reset the display.

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A:Execute program before Windows' Welcome Screen

Hi damansara,

Startup items will launch/run automatically when windows starts.
You can put shortcuts to applications as well as batch files and executables in the startup folder.
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or \Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs Folder\Startup

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A:programs to large takes up the whole screen

hi sylviamickey welcome to TSF,

try a restore point before you made changes. start-control panel-recovery-open system restore then pick a date before you changed things.

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Win XP Home--IE6- Outlook Express 6

Someone I know has used my computer while I was away over the holidays. The system is operating fine but everything visually in IE6 and OE6 appears much larger to the eye and I can not figure out how to reduce the visual on screen.

The desktop icons were also visually very large and I was able to resolve that problem and reduce the size to a smaller one I find satisfactory, but a solution to the problem in IE and OE has not been found. Reducing text size in VIEW does not help.

This is very frustrating and I have not found this addressed in any XP support data I have or perhaps I am looking in the wrong category?

A solution to this issue would be appreciated!

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This has happened twice so far. First time I had to do system restore. Today another update was performed and again a very large screen.
What can be done to stop this?

A:super large screen at start up

Without knowing what starts it, I wouldn't want to guess how to stop it.
Are your graphics drivers current? What was the update that caused the problem?
Are there any other 'unusual' things happening that might help in determining the problem?

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I brought my sister's compaq presario 5250/128 ram/ K-2 Duron processor to my house to do some maintanence, when I connected it to my monitor the icons were huge and the pages were too big to see past 3/4 down the page. In other words, words like 'ok' 'cancel' 'start' were blocked from view and unaccessable. I went into setting and tried to change the resolution to the right side but it would not move. So I removed the video adapter (in device manager) and rebooted and when it came back up it was the same way. My sister needed the pc back, so I sent it back to her house, just hoping that it would look normal on their monitor and of course it didn't. Before she brought it over to my house it was fine she said the icons were not like this, but now they are. I did not do anything to it except hook it up to my monitor, I couldn't even do any maintenance, the display was so awkward. At their house, I had them go into settings and again the slider would not go to the right, to make the icons smaller.
*Forgot, it's windows 98
Anyone have any suggestions, my sister and her husband are freaking out.

A:[Solved] Large screen display

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Any help would be appreciated

A:Adding a 2nd monitor (my large lcd tv screen)

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A:[SOLVED] How to open w7 in large screen

Hi alank950,

All these settings are automatically stored by Windows to remember its previous size. What you should do is:

1. Open the application you wish to have maximized.
2. Maximize the window, or choose the size you want.
3. Close the application correctly (File > Exit).

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Whether emailing photos, or reading from from a CD I made, to another computer the file is to large to be viewed w/out scrolling up/down left / right. This problem does not occur on my computer. Photos are JPEG, computers are PCs.

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Any suggestions / corrections??

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I have the young fellow from next door's small 10" laptop an e-Machine eM350 with an Intel Atom N450 @ 1.66Ghz and 1GB RAM running a 32bit Basic 7 OS.

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As it stands it is extremely exasperating to use as the opened Google page is frankly unusable as the bars at the top are huge taking up neraly a quarter of the screen and the taskbar which I have got as small as I can is still way too big. Thhe other thing that has got me beat is if I open internet options to set Google as the home page and the next tab I cannot get to the apply button - I can drag it up using the top bar and the up arrow but as soon as I let one go to apply the whole thing just drops back to where it was.

Any ideas please as have run out myself.

A:Resolution making the screen too large

What about the refresh rate? Have you tried changing it and try changing the resolutions and see if they stay.

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My question has to do with a black box next to my cursor as I write. How do I delete it? Second issue is reducing the size of my screen when aol comes on. The print and pics are off the screen making it so I have to scroll across to read or see the entire content.

Any suggestions how to correct these two problems?

A:black box nxt to cursor & large screen

Is the black box only there sometimes? Or is it there all the time? Can you take a screen shot of the problem?

As for the sizing issues - it's only a problem when AOL opens? Are you referring to their webpage for the news and other common interests?

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Please Help! My compaq nc6320 has this 1-inch white line running down the center with a small red line an inch or 2 away. I've gotten rid of the white line once before by pressing down, but I'm not getting this to work. I need to knbow how to get rid of this line and this method and any other SERIOUS methods are welcomed!
Also, the Red Line isn't bothering me, but it would be nice for some suggestions on how to get rid of it.

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URGENT! Please help!

A:Large White Line on Screen! PLEASE HELP!

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we have laptop having win vista and when we run ms dos program it does not support full screen mode in vista

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Welcome to TSG!

Your are right, Vista doesn't support Full Screen Console windows.

You can try DOSBox or Virtual PC
Some people have got it working by forcing the system to use an XP Video Driver (You'll lose the Aero interface for sure)

Might find some other ideas here.



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I am copying some old home videos to DVDs. I am first playing them through a VCR/DVD recorder which creates a DVD, but I want to edit them, so am then having to convert them to a format that iMovie can use. Can you tell me the best format to use when my final goal is to be able to view them on a large screen TV? I'm planning to use Tipard Video Converter which looks like it can convert to just about any format, but also have BDlot Video Converter and AVS Video Converter, if one of those would be better.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Hi, I wouldn't really classify this as a Windows 7 issue, but I don't know where else to post this. I recently bought a cheap TV (24" Orion) and decided it would be nice to have a second monitor for my laptop, however it doesn't quite work the way I would like it. I have my laptop connected to the TV with an HDMI cable. Anyways, I am not really sure how to explain it other than a pictorial representation, so I attached a picture to approximately show the problem. On the new TV, the edges are all cut-off and it gets annoying when I drag something to make it full-screen, then I have a difficult time dragging the bar or using the buttons/ tabs, etc. in general. (It's worse than shown in the picture).

Are there any sort of drivers or programs I can download to fix this? I just checked and downloaded all of my latest graphic drivers.

Any good solution would be immensely appreciated.

A:New TV-monitor Resolution Too Large for Screen/ Image Being Cut-Off

What is the make and model # of your laptop? Go to the manufacturers Support/Download drivers site type in your make and model # and download the latest Video Driver. After you done installing, Go to the Video cards Control Panel either by clicking the icon in the task bar, or by clicking it in Control Panel and change the resolution for one that works for the TV. You may have to create a Custom Resolution.

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Hi there
I've been switching around between W7 / W8 / W8.1 for a while and all 3 have things to both like and dislike.

However one of the features that gets most people who are W7 die hards is the desire to retain the standard menu.

I used to think this too until I booted Windows 7 up with a very large 72 inch LCD monitor -- the menu looks absolutely HIDEOUS on a screen of this size !!! -- a small customised menu would be far better say like a custom toolbar with the XP small setting type of display.

(BTW it wasn't my monitor -- can't afford one of those yet - but was able to test one for a few days !!).

Is there any way to reduce this sheer waste of screen real estate. !!! Small size menu for example.

People these days are buying several monitors often quite large one's -- so I'm in favour of some new type of GUI -- I don't like the scrolling in W8 but W7's menu on a large monitor also is getting to be "Not fit for purpose". A flexible USER custom menu IMO would be the best option - but there's no command to create and launch a user defined toolbar from the start -- if there is please any Windows programmer post one and I'd be really grateful.


A:W7 Menu lovers -- It's HIDEOUS on a 60 CM large screen.

Can you post a picture? It sounds like a resolution or scaling issue but it's hard to tell without actually seeing it.

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I am using windows XP with setting of 800 X 600 pixels. Most web pages in IE and emails in OE open too large for my screen and I must use the slider bar at the bottom to read the full page. Is there a setting somewhere to make these pages to open to size of my screen?

Thank You, tlh99

A:Solved: Pages open too large for screen

Many web designers, including myself, tend to ignore the 800x600 resolution as it tends not to be used very much these days, and its hard to create a site that looks good using 800x600 as a base.

Some sites will be "liquid" where the width is based on percentage not pixels, so the site will change width depending on your resolution.

Unfortunatly there isnt much that can be done on the web site front, other than increasing your resolution to atleast 1024x786 if you can.

As for the emails, does this happen with all emails? Or just the ones which are mainly made up out of images.

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I was installing my HP Deskjet 3510 printer and when it was connecting wireless the instruction was to remove the USB from the computer and printer for the wireless setting to complete. Once I disconnected the USB from the printer my screen got SUPER large. I have checked the display and resolution settings but it's still not going back to normal. Please help.

A:Screen got large after installing wireless printer

Hello blanquita, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

It could be your DPI settings. If you like, you could see if using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to restore the default DPI setting (96 DPI) may help.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

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on two different computers i installed this radeon 9200 video card and after intsalling driver either from the disk or the web the image becomes to large for the moniter i tried all display settings in xp and in ati program so far nothing worked,tried different drivers,moniter settings,updates,changed memory,wondering is this a card just gone bad

A:Display too large for screen ATI Radeon 9200

i figured it out ,re installed driver with complete ati program,went to advanced user settings and changed moniter settings,works fine

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I Have Windows Xp On My Home Computer. The Last Few Days While On My Computer, All A Sudden The Screen Will Go Black With A Large Hour Glass Icon On The Screen. Can't Get Rid Of It Without Restarting The Computer. Any Ideals What The Problem May Be? Any Help Would Be Appreciated. Thanks!

A:Black Screen With Large Hour Glass

Have you tried doing a System Restore to correct this mystery?

Start > Run: msconfig > Launch System Restore.

Choose a date prior to the problem.

Restores can be undone if not helpful.

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related & similar but different from

goal: run presentations on PC and using dual monitors, display on large
display screen ~ 20ft away in a conference room (w/o any systems in the room).
intent is to use wireless VNC connection from laptop to control pc running the presentation.

video screen will be at least 37" wide, have wide angle viewing.

No gaming or HDTV required, only good graphics for Powerpoint presentations.


cable distance to pc
dvi vs hdmi
resolution for viewing powerpoint

Initial thoughts are to use an nVidia 9600 dual ported card and run it in 720p.

What do you think?

A:Presentation system to large remote display screen

I found this DVI / HMDI switch to manage the long distance cabling.

Would solve the connectivity issues (computer DVI video vs large panel display using HMDI)
and add signal boost / filtering and audio+video in the same cable

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Went to use my laptop this morning (windows, 15 inch screen) and all I could get on the screen was
several large black circles with the screen being a very light blue, like maybe sky blue. I can see the screen flickering, but nothing appears in the screen whatsoever.

A:light blue screen with several large black circles

It sounds like a problem with the graphics or video card or the drivers for them need reinstalled.The card will have to be replaced if its faulty.

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I have a large file(3gb) want to copy to my hard drive and it will bluescreen in the middle of copying.
I'm using a USB modem which has a built-in card reader.  

here the dump file.

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desktop: imgur: the simple image sharer

Not sure if I'm being pedantic and fussing over nothing but I recently reinstalled windows, but since then I've encountered a lot of weird problems so am not sure if I did things right. This includes resolution seeming too large, despite setting to 1024x768 from 800x600; function keys not working and this brightness is killing my eyes and brightness option not found in search; TF2 doesn't launch at all.

A:Changed screen resolution to 1024x768, but still appears too large

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ..... Do you have a Desktop or a Laptop ? ...

Based on your System Specs for your CPU ... Relates to a Laptop ...
If that is the case you can find the Drivers below in the Link ...

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My students web pages are too large for the desktop screen, Any solutions?
I have some ideas, but would like some of your input please.

A:Customers web page is too large for the desktop screen, Any solutions?

what screen resolution are you running at? -get a bigger screen, change resolution or learn them how to make "flexible" sites

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Was scrolling up and down through a document when the Very Large Icons appeared in a window behind the one I was working on!

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I run a large Tv as a monitor through an HDMI output, but almost all of my games will not run in full screen. I have read about windowing games, but it seems as though no 3rd party software exists. Aside from windowing a game is it possible to reduce the entire display size on the screen so that there is a blank border around a fixed windows resolution?

I run:
Windows XP
Onboard Video (Radeon)
Athlon 6000+

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My grandchild was playing a shooting game, when suddenly the picture when sideways and there was large lettering.

I was able to upright the lettering, but still have the large lettering on the font.

I tryto get into a folder or program, but the large lettering prevents acessing all the information.

I was able to play TW08 golf game with no problems, but when I finished and returned to windows large lettering still there.

Have tried to find somewhere to reduce the size to normal, but unsuccessful.


A:vista home edition large font large lettering

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

A:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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hi there people,
this is embarrassing!
been using Windows since forever but eyesight now failing.
Have increased the screen type size so that I can still read it, but now the icons are gigantic.
I do remember going through this exercise on my previous PC before I bought my Samsung R780 notebook and I did it then with a simple utility.

I am working on a project now that is overdue, so any help would be much appreciated.
I have quickly tried to find a similar problem via search with no luck.

A:Icon displays too large after screen type size increased

Hello Himagain, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This sounds like the DPI settings that you changed if everything is huge now. If so, then you could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to reset it back to the default 96 DPI (100%).

DPI Display Size Settings - Change

Hope this helps,

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my dell laptop with microsoft windows xp has had the screen settings in the diplay mode locked up too large to be able to get to the resolution bar reset to a higher resolution so that i can work with my programs. I can move the program up or down just enough to see the two monitors but not any lower. I'v gone into the safe mode to try and change the resolution settings but this has not worked and i have tried to reset the computer in safe mode to an earlier date when it was working ok but upon retart the curser andhour glass is as large as my thumb.

A:[SOLVED] screen size settings locked up too large to be able to change it

Are you able to reach your display settings?

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A large gray bar at the bottom of my laptop screen is really annoying me. The two red leaf-like things are also appearing at the lower left corner of the screen. IT APPEARS FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN THE POWER IS ON. I can't take a screen shot of this bar! It doesn't work with Ctrl+Alt+Print screen. In screen shot, everything is normal(NO BAR). So, i think this is not a graphic problem. It covers the whole start menu bar. So, i take a photo manually with a camera. Here it is:

Pls help me! It's very annoying!
And thank you in advance~

A:Large grey bar at the bottom of the screen with red things at the lower left corner

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First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

A:Large & extra large icons blank

Quote: Originally Posted by Xileos

First post here on the SevenForums! I'm only saving the tough ones for you guys! Here's the problem:

My client's computer was infected with a virus obtained via Facebook. I removed this and multiple other infections (and I'm pretty thorough with my scanning). She gets it back, starts working on it, and apparently her devices and printers icons are blank. Not missing, like with a "blank page" icon, just... blank. Here's the kicker: it only happens with large and extra large icons. It also happens with normal folder icons. When I change it to medium or lower, they come back. I've tried rebuilding the icon cache database several times, tried sfc /scannow, tried chkdsk, tried uninstalling any recent updates, etc... There have been no hardware changes, the hard drive has been tested as good (no bad sectors), her dual monitors are at a sane resolution, and I'm confident that the viruses has been removed. Trust me -- I've tried all the obvious stuff I can think of. Thanks and Good luck!

Edit: Also, I did about 30 minutes of searching through previous threads. Couldn't find a thing, but I could have missed it...

Well you probably pulled some icon cache files off that were infected but also had the L and XL icons. If sfc didnt work you could try a repair install. It will re-install only the files with different hash marks.

Make a backup and restore point first just in case

Ke... Read more

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When viewing large and extra large photo previews, the jpeg thumbnails will not load. Is this a 64 bit issue?

Any Ideas?

A:Large, Extra Large Icons won't load

I can tell you it's not a 64 bit issue as I do not have this problem.
Beyond that, I'll have to defer to another with more expertise in this matter.

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If you extract the icons from imageres.dll or shell32.dll then the maximum icon size is about 64x64 and 32x32 for most icons. I am trying to extract the largest icons, where can I get them. or am I just doing it wrong?

A:Where are the Extra-Large and Large Icons stored

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Hi again guys! This time I have another problem.

Most of the .exe files on my E: and F: drive have been turned into DOS exes. File sizes seem ok, but when I open them, they open a DOS window, which shows "Program is too large to fir in memory", then instantly disappears. This started happening the day after I installed this "Elite Proxy Switcher". My computer slowed down a lot. Windows Task Manager showed normal CPU usage, but some processes like svchost.exe, isafe.exe and some others were using over 10,000 K of memory usage. I installed this software called Security Task Manager and it found a file called svchost32.exe running and taking up an enormous amount of memory(around 95%). It also found a msa.exe. Both files have been quarantined.

However, now many exe files in E: and F: are turned into DOS exes. Even previous DOS exes like Turbo C++ won't run. I need help restoring these files.

Thanks in advance.

A:"Program too large to fit in memory"

Help pls.

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I go to Character map looking for the large i ,looks like 2 large T and the ohter one flipped over.Does Character map Not have this one ?

A:Character map missing the large i ,looks like 2 large T

the strange thing is after I posted this I see my I that I want ,but while i was typing i was only getting a capital i that looks like a line. Also when i copy and paste the correct I , after pasting , the i turns back into a stupid line. any ideas ?

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Did Microsoft come up with the solution of this issue on Windows 8.1

re-build the index helps compacting the edb file but it will grow again
are there a Windows 8.1 patch available to address this issue?
the patch KB2836988 doesn't apply to Windows 8.1

Thank you

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I am currently trying to make a copy of the files on my laptop to an external drive but after 1 Gb of data is transferred the status box when copying stops and doesn't seem to be copying over any further files. When I try to cancel the process it does not register that I have pressed cancel and I have to shut off my laptop manually, waiting a few seconds before turning it back on.

I have uninstalled avast believing that it might be causing an issue with the transfer but the result is still the same.

Recently after a failed attempt it has rendered my hard drive back to an ntfs unreadable state due to error code 0x80070570 .

Any help to resolve either issue would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Windows 7: Windows 7 stalling during copying of large files to externa

What is the external HD? How old is it? When was it formatted etc..

In any case I would run a diagnostic on the external drive.
Also try a copying utility such as TeraCopy free version and see if it has similar problems(once the external drive is returned to a normal state or using another drive.)

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What I mean is, I try to take a screenshot of a game I'm playing (Diablo 3 in particular) and it's like my computer doesn't even know it's running/it's invisible to it. I get a screenshot of my desktop instead.

The first time I tried to paste it, I got a strange result, in that it just gave me a grey box, instead of the screenshot, thereafter, this started happening.

A:print screen (to take a screen shot) not registering program

What OS are you running? Your Profile says you are running XP, but you are posting in the Windows 7 forum?
If you are running Vista, or 7 you can use the Snipping tool
If you have 2 screens, make sure you are selecting the correct screen.

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Hi I'm new here and i could use some little bit help here
when i play a game or using a program is my screen little and its so god damnit to freak out here som pics

Can someone help me plz i wanna play games normal thx alredy

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I have a DELL OPTIPLEX GX1 that crashed...I replaced the hard drive & updated from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro...Some where along the line my "RUN" box disappeared..I can get it if I safe boot..But also when I open some files the window is TOO large to access functions at the bottom of the page...I can NOT move the page up enough to use these functions...I tried to change the page size useing my mouse but I can NOT get close enough to the edges to do it...(off screen) I also tried to adjust the pixels on my display but that shrinks up EVERYTHING too small for me to use easily...Is there an adjustment some where that will correct this & maybe get my "RUN" box back ? ? ? PLEASE help...My name is Ron & you can contact me directly through e-mail OR thru this website...Thank you VERY VERY much...RON

A:Windows TOO large

Hi RM2007 !

What's the maximum display resolution you can set in the display properties ? You probably need to update your video drivers.

Your computer is pretty old and there doesn't seem to be any drivers for XP available from Dell's website.

Found these drivers from Ati's website : Yours should be the second one (under Rage Pro).

If your video card has the standard 4MB memory then once the drivers are installed you'll be able to set your display resolution to 1024 x 768 (85Hz).

About the run command, check that it's checked to appear in the sart menu properties :

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I just bought a 160G hard drive, Seagate, to be used in an external case. Seagates software recognized it as 152+G but said that win 98 would only recognize as max of 137G unless I used their software and partition in 2 partions. This was Ok 1 partition at 80G and 1 at 80G. When all was said and done I only got 80 G and 1 at 57G, with 2 partitions. The partitions were done on a win98 desktop with drive as secondary slave. Any ideas as how to get more out of this harddrive.

Thanks for any help.
Go Cards!

A:Large HDD - Windows 98/ME

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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Just connected a new 1920X1080 TV to my PC and it's working great EXCEPT that Windows 7 is a little too large for the TV and stuff is getting cut off. Is there some feature to let me squeeze the system to fit the display on the TV?

Resolution on the TV and 24" monitor are both set to duplicate 1920X1080. The monitor displays fine. If I go to 1280X1024, everything fits perfectly, but I want to use the recommended larger resolution.

A:Windows slightly too large for my tv

Do you have a scaling, or scanning option for your tv? Check your video card settings, it should have a scaling option.

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Hi, I'm new here. Since a week ago, my computer using large amount of RAM for some Windows processes like explorer.exe and winlogon.exe. When I start the computer, it is working fine, but then after 1 to 2 hours, it use more RAM even if I dont do anything.

Here is the list of the most notable processes
-explorer.exe = 50.000 K to 150.000 K
-wisptis.exe = 20.000 K to 40.000 K (there are two processes, I suspect one of them is a virus)
-winlogon.exe = 40.000 K to 150.000 K

Is it normal or it is definitely a virus? How to reduce these RAM usage?

A:Windows processes using large RAM


I suspect one of them is a virus

You are probably correct in assuming there is a virus, as these 3 processes are a part of the Windows OS (Wisptis.exe is a system process which comes included with Microsoft Office Suite driver for Wacom Tablet, Windows ink services and tends to run alongside Adobe Acrobat Reader) Winlogon is the logon service where you logon to Windows with your user name and password.
You can also run Process Explorer to get a better handle on what is doing this.
Due to forum rules, we cannot assist with malware removal here. Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and post in that section of the forum for more help.

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When I maximize any window, it resizes to just a little bit too large. The resolution of my monitor has not changed, I'm still running at 1280 x 1024, and have been for quite some time. But this is a recent problem (annoyance). I'm wondering if maybe this was caused by one of the recent Windows updates. I can't pin down when I first noticed it, but it's driving me nuts. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Windows when maximized are too large

If you haven't done so already, right click on an empty space on the desktop and select resolution. Make sure the resolution is the same as your monitor. The correct resolution usually has (recommended) next to it.

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I want to make the move to SSD on my notebook. However, I am researching and seeing that a 30GB SSD may be to small for Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium especially with future windows updates. I am trying to reduce my current Windows 7 64 install on my original 320GB drive to see how small of a footprint I can accomplish, but I end up only reducing the install to 32GB after all the tips I've read out there.

I have uninstalled everything I can think of and turned of system restore. Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!

A:30GB SSD large enough for Windows 7 64?

Quote: Originally Posted by unknown

Any other tips and/or advice is much appreciated. Thank you!


You could use a program like VLite to remove additional Windows components, but I would think 30GB is still too small.

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{28672A49-65A7-11E0-9BF5-00FF01000001} 4/18/11 7.5GB (7,908,378KB)
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This is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

A:very large file in c:\windows

Go into safe mode, and rename it. Reboot normally. If your windows loads fine, then just delete the file.

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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My windows folder takes 15.1GB of my 32GB on my C drive and the Winsxs folder inside it takes up 9.8GB, is that normal? My laptop has very few applications I installed and only one is over 1GB and its a bit torrent full of music(2.4GB) so does it really take such a massive supply of memory just to run it?

A:Large Windows Folders

What happened to all of my hard drive space on Windows Vista? | Xatal

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Just rebooted computer and all my windows, menu's, fonts etc have become very large.. how can u restore the size of these things back to normal?

A:Large Size Windows

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This happens consistently. Once between 1 and 2 gigs has copied, I get the blue screen. I have tried copying in safe mode, using TeraCopy instead, nothing seems to work. This is the .dmp file:

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I have a video file that is 5+GB. Windows is telling me it can't move it because it is too large, even though there is ample space in the directory I'm moving it too ...

Any ideas as to how to solve this? Thanks.

A:Moving Very Large Files in Windows 7 x64

Can you post a screenshot of the error and your "My Computer" window showing the hard drives you're moving from/to?

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Hi everyone, I was up until 5 am last night banging my head against the wall so I really hope someone can help!!

My PC was experiencing quite a few problems with a year old XP installation so I decided to do a reinstall 2 days ago. I have 2 drives, 80gb(boot) and 250GB (data) (both SATA), I backed up all my important stuff to the data drive, booted my XP disc, wiped the boot drive and away I went. The XP disc is an old, but proper one, that didn't have either service pack on.

I ran through all the reinstall bits and bobs, had a small problem with corrupting downloads that turned out to be Nvidia firewall, got everything patched and all ok but the data drive appears corrupted, it appears in 'my computer' but clicking on it gives me "F:| s not accessable, The file or directory os corrupted and unreadable".

Disc management in admin tools shows up a drive, as healthy, with a size of 232.88 GB, and as active.

I wondered if it was to do with the 48bit LBA addressing or anything else? It was so late last night I wasn't able to fix things and after running into a few things on the web, I physically unplugged the data drive and did the whole windows installation all over again but to absolutely no joy.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? Is there anything I can do? I need the data on this drive more than the PC itself!!

Thanks very very much for anything you can give - you lot have proved very very knowledgable in the past!!

Cheers again

A:Windows XP Resinstall and Large HD Disaster :(


Welcome To TSF.

Sorry about the bad start but hopfully things will pick up.

First - If you have an Anti Virus Program run it (just on the Data drive) If you dont click here to use an Free Online Scanner
If that scanner does not work click here for another one.

Second - Install and run Ad-Aware and its plugin VX2 Add-on Cleaner.

Third - Install And Run Microsoft Windows Defender.

All That are maked RED are link for the downloads or the pages.

If they are any problems or any thing comes up on them 3 just messege back here.

Hope it all goes okay.

Have A Nice Day,


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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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I know this is supposed to be a Windows 7 forum, but my problem is on a Windows XP machine. A lot of you experts learned your stuff on XP so probably have a good idea what the problem might be.

I have an HP XW4100 computer that I use to store backups. It doesn't have to be fast, and XP has worked well on that machine.

It has IDE and SATA ports on the motherboard, and I have added 2 x 4TB Seagate HDs connected to the on-board SATA ports. Using Seagate DiscWizard, I am able to split those drives into a 2tb and 1.6tb drive each so XP can partition and format them with MBR. So far so good.

Wanted to add some more 4TB drives, but there's no more SATA ports on the motherboard. Bought a Vantec PCI SATA card which uses the SiL 3114 chip and has 4 internal SATA ports. Installed the drivers, and when pluggin in an older 500g WD SATA drive, the OS sees it, I can partition it and use the drive.

When I plug a Seagate 4TB drive into that controller (even one that works with the MB SATA port), I can see the drive in device manager, Seagate DiscWizard can see the drive and partition it, but the drive will not show up in Disc Management so I can't use it.

I would conclude from this that the SiL 3114 chip has issues with large hard drives, while the Chipset on my HP has no problems. Strange though that the drive shows up in Device Manager and DiscWizard. Seems like a driver issue, but I've tried all the SiL drivers, and as I say, a smaller older SATA drive works fine.
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A:Large (4tb) drive not seen by Windows, smaller ones ok

Have you tried partitioning your HD so that your partitions are < 2tb?

From my understanding XP doesn't support > 2tb drives.

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