Font problem in Vista Home Premium ?

  tuckswood8 13:49 27 Mar 08

Problem is with an Acer 5103 laptop running Vista Home Premium. After several months of fairly satisfactory operation apart from the normal unexpected shutdowns there is now a more serious problem.
When online the fonts in drop down boxes are so small as to be almost unreadable. On the Google start page the "Google Search/I feel lucky" text is very small as is the text when I type in the search box. I thought this was a browser problem until I came to use Excel today and found the column widths had closed right down and the column letters and row numbers were very small.
I have checked in "Advanced Appearance" and all the settings seem correct. The computer is not one I normally use but it seems to me that the whole appearance of the display is rather unusual, but this may be because I am used to XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  BurrWalnut 15:41 27 Mar 08

I'm not on a Vista machine at the moment but there is a dpi setting I've seen somewhere in a left pane.

It's in one of the options here, right-click Desktop > Personalize and have a look at the screen where the resolution is set.

  tuckswood8 16:21 27 Mar 08

Thanks for reply but tried this and it enlarges everything, my problem is only with certain items which is why I looked at "advanced appearance".

Looked at windows update download history and an ATI driver update was downloaded a couple of days ago. Rolled this back but still have problem.

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