From: Cologne, Germany
if I am not mistaken, the "font scaling"-problem came up in COTA, already. But changing the dpi res for the font fixed the problem, usually.
Looking at your posts and your efforts to get rid of this font thingy, I start to think it deals with what I'd call an "unlucky" mix of hardware and drivers: Win7 + Intel Onboard video + Driver/Windows Issue.
1) I guess your HD Intel video card is some "generic" onboard chipset. Is that a HP desktop PC or a laptop?
Manufacturers like HP tend to supply edited drivers, means even if they supply the most recent driver on CD (or online via support center/softwar), their driver might differ from the reference drivers from Intel. Try the most recent drivers from Intel's webby. If that doesn't work try to see if they have an archive and DL + install an older WHQL certified driver. With some games/issues the only solution for NVIDIA cards is to try an older version, so you might want to try that and get older Intel drivers, as it could be a similar problem.
2) I know that doesn't help you right now and that you already said that a new video card won't be an option, but INTEL onboard video cards often have issues, and these are not just performance issues in 3D games, it's pretty sad. With some of their (laptop) chipsets, like the Intel video HD 3000, ppl experience fonts turning into little unreadable dots in games and other issues.
Maybe you have an old spare video card somewhere or maybe you know someone who you can ask to borrow a (spare?) video card, in order to see if that changes anything. My guess is that it deals with the Intel Card or its drivers. In order to test a different card you may have to disable the onboard video chipset in BIOS.
There are many cheap video cards, you can get a gforce 205 w/ 512MB ram for $20,99:
In case the Intel oboard chip would be faster in other games/programs, you could even get a splitter cable for a few bucks to choose between Intel and Nvidia (for example), where you should then be able to select the source on your monitor.
< Message edited by GoodGuy -- 8/21/2012 2:11:32 AM >
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