Yesterday morning I got a call from a neighbor with a problem.
Her PC was hard-locking at the user log-in screen.
Fortunately, she had no critical data to speak of, so, using her system restore discs ( this is an eMachine, BTW), we were up and running in no time.
Two hours later, she calls back.
"My screen is upside down!"
"Huh? What were you doing?"
Turns out, she had adjusted the screen resolution and after applying the settings (which took, incidentally) the display was flipped over.
I could find no settings which would explain this ( and it's HARD to work with a reversed display and a wired mouse...try it) nor could I get it to go back.
So I uninstalled the display adaptor and rebooted.
Back to normal.
XP detected and installed the display adaptor, asked to reboot and you guessed it...upside down again!
Repeat process, but this time it rebooted to normal and seems to be willing to stay that way.
She thinks I fixed it, but really, I haven't any idea what is going on.
Anyone have an explanation?