How to fix desktop

Why does this black part show up on both left and right of desktop.

How to fix this?

It shows normal if I open a browser or anything else.

It’s just desktop has screen missing parts ??Screen
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It could be the video driver but more likely it is the monitor itself. Can you try another monitor. Less likely, I think, it could be the GPU chip on the motherboard.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your photo is bad. So there are two bad areas. I still suggest trying another monitor to check.
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroEE Solution Guide - CEO Faru Bonon ITCommented:
Press the Windows Key and the "Down Arrow" keys at the same time.

:) that's it.

Kid's do that all the time.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
The photo is upside down. That's not the problem I stated
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The photo is too small.  The taskbar goes across the full screen.  The icons are on some of the black area.  CLEARLY there is nothing wrong with the computer or Windows.  I don't know what resolution you have set, but, FOR EXAMPLE, if you have a monitor with a 1366x768 resolution, your problem is the picture is LESS THAN 1366 pixels wide. So Windows centers it.  I don't have a Vista computer anymore (so I can't give you step by step instructions on this, but you COULD adjust it.  In Windows 10, you have the option to Fill, stretch, fit, tile, center, and span.  It looks to me like you have it set to center.  If you have a "fit" or "stretch" that would probably work.  Fill might as well.  Or change the picture to one that is AT LEAST as wide as your screen.  Or do the ridiculous and get a smaller monitor.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
This is windows 7 home basic
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You have widgets... didn't remember them being in Windows 7... perhaps they are/were.  In any case, I don't have any Windows 7 machines handy to check on. My advice stands.  

Repeating:
It looks to me like you have it set to center.  If you have a "fit" or "stretch" that would probably work.  Fill might as well.  Or change the picture to one that is AT LEAST as wide as your screen.  Or do the ridiculous and get a smaller monitor.
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fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
I think your monitor and screen res are probably OK.  The questions is, what are you asking about?  

If its the desktop picture, then adjust your fill, fit, center, stretch options.  Right click an open space on the desktop, select personalize.  You will see the option box under screen background near the bottom.  

If its the icons,  bunched in the middle, try using one of windows canned themes, to see if that helps.  Those are also under the personalize options mentioned above.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
I don't get the option for stretched etc when I go resolution
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
@John
Your photo is bad.
Why?
So there are two bad areas.
Click the image and one problem dissapears.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
its NOT under resolution.  Read my post above.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
I don't even get personalize on right click
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
This is home basic
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
This is home basic
Windows 7 Home Basic doesn't have personalization enabled in it.

An excellent workaround is shown in this Windows 7 Forums article.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
What about monitor driver update?
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