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Low Quality User Account Picture

Q: Low Quality User Account Picture


I have recently encountered a problem with my Windows 7 log-on screen. Ever since using "Tuneup Utilties" to automatically change the BACKGROUND of the log-on screen, the User Account Picture has become extremely low quality and blurry. It is not a problem with the picture resolution, even the default pictures are not blurry. I have no idea what to do. Please help.

Thank you

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A: Low Quality User Account Picture

hello and welcome,
that's maybe cause by your background of the logon.
try to use the default background and see the logo picture,still got same issue or not.
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restrict domain account userClick to expand...

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Graphics cards... or anything else in a computer need drivers to function. Download and install the proper drivers for your GeForce card here:
Nvidia 9800GTX-2
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In short

I have a samsung syncmaster 943nwx LCD monitor and it worked fine. but from yesterday i can see that my monitor doesn't display (but menu lights are on), it only shows black screen .If i made the monitor on for some minutes it automatically displays everything and works as normal .

any advice?
Thanks and best regards from Argentina


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Try the monitor on another computer, even a laptop and see if it operates normally. If it does, the problem is with the computer. Post back...
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Short and facty:
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What do you mean by "random picture freezes". What kind of picture or pop ups?
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use your browser to reconfig the router - - use the IP address as a URL
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the Users Guide is here

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Without doubt its your codecs.

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hmm; this is a commercial Charge Back process. Home users would hardly ever need or want
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laptop keyboards are delicate at the best of times, any liquid spilt into it will dry and cause this issue,

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Probably your notebook's keyboard shorted out when you spilled water on it.

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dreux456 said:

I'm a newbie and have partitioned my hard drive like someone recommended and need to use one of the other partitions for my picture files but I need advice on how exactly this is done. I'm using windows xp and have four partitions of 10 gb each, two of which are formatted and the other two are not. the os is on the first partition C and D is empty and formatted. it's been a while since I did this so any help would be appreciated. thanks in advanceClick to expand...

1. click on start
2. click on run
3. type; compmgmt.msc
4. click okay
5. click on storage
6. click on disk management

look to your lower right had panel there are pictures of the HDDs look for the ones that are not formated. Right click on the ones that are not formated and then click on format from the drop menu when you select right click on the device.

Once done their should be E, F or F G depends on your next drive letter. Creating folders is easy just right on the new formated drive in MY comptuer click on new folder, then on rename it. Drop the images in.

If you need more help just post it here...
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Red,White audio RCA are much the same.
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Add your location to your Profile.
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