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What caused this and how do I fix it? I've never seen this before!

a coworker's desktop pc's screen turned upside down! the start button is at the top, and EVERYTHING is upside down! even the mouse controls are backwards. has anyone ever heard of this? if it still doesn't make sense, picture turning your monitor completely upside down and turning your mouse completely around...it's exactly like that. this is windows XP, btw...how do i fix it?

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a coworker's desktop pc's screen turned upside down! the start button is at the top, and EVERYTHING is upside down! even the mouse controls are backwards. has anyone ever heard of this? if it still doesn't make sense, picture turning your monitor completely upside down and turning your mouse completely around...it's exactly like that. this is windows XP, btw...how do i fix it?

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LMFAO!!! Turn it off. Someone sent my dad an email, and he clicked on the link. It did the same thing to his pc. He couldn't figure it out, so he turned his monitor upside down. I've got a pic of it around here somewhere. hahahahahahahahahaha
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Right click on your desktop

go to settings adv

there is a desktop screen thing where you can flip, 90 it etc.

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LMFAO!!! Turn it off. Someone sent my dad an email, and he clicked on the link. It did the same thing to his pc. He couldn't figure it out, so he turned his monitor upside down. I've got a pic of it around here somewhere. hahahahahahahahahaha
LOL That is fkn funny! Post it up if you find it
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Try ctrl+alt+down arrow key
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a coworker's desktop pc's screen turned upside down! the start button is at the top, and EVERYTHING is upside down! even the mouse controls are backwards. has anyone ever heard of this? if it still doesn't make sense, picture turning your monitor completely upside down and turning your mouse completely around...it's exactly like that. this is windows XP, btw...how do i fix it?

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Easy fix. Just flip the cable to the video card around.
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Try ctrl+alt+down arrow key

thats what I'd try!!
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Easy fix. Just flip the cable to the video card around.

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Get this fixed yet?
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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i didn't fix it...someone else did, and i don't know what he did. i had him try all of the suggestions, but they didn't work. he said that he didn't see anything that turns it 180 degrees, and the "cntrl+alt+down arrow" didn't work either. i'll have to ask him what he did later.

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nevermind...apparently the "cntrl+alt+down arrow" did work...i just went to his computer and tried it. i guess that's what they did. it won't work on my computer, though.

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nevermind...apparently the "cntrl+alt+down arrow" did work...i just went to his computer and tried it. i guess that's what they did. it won't work on my computer, though.

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ctrl+alt+down arrow flips it and up ctrl+alt+up arrow flips it back

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 06:35 AM
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LMFAO! That's exactly what I thought when I read this. People do crap like this all the time @ work. Someone put a Chip 'N Dale's Calender as a screen saver on mine once. So I went on his computer and opened about 15 windows of hardcore gay porn, left it up on the scrren, swapped out his keyboard for one that only 1/2 the keys work and a broken mouse, and finally made a custom ring of a guy moaning on his cell phone since his cell phone was left on his desk when he got up as well. I kept calling the phone when he got back.

The real funny part is that it wasn't him, but another guy who set the screen saver.
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LMFAO! That's exactly what I thought when I read this. People do crap like this all the time @ work. Someone put a Chip 'N Dale's Calender as a screen saver on mine once. So I went on his computer and opened about 15 windows of hardcore gay porn, left it up on the scrren, swapped out his keyboard for one that only 1/2 the keys work and a broken mouse, and finally made a custom ring of a guy moaning on his cell phone since his cell phone was left on his desk when he got up as well. I kept calling the phone when he got back.

The real funny part is that it wasn't him, but another guy who set the screen saver.
we all do that kind of stuff all of the time...lmao at the cell phone ringtone!

i think that he did this on accident, though...he was pressing "cntrl+alt+delete" because his computer locked up, and he likely hit an arrow as well. it's fixed now, though...and i learned a new trick.

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ctrl+alt+down arrow flips it and up ctrl+alt+up arrow flips it back
Doesn't this depend on the video driver? Doesn't seem to work on my Nvidia boxes.

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