Photoshop: My tablet doesn't cover the whole display, only using part

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Basically, I got a Bamboo tablet for christmas and have just decided to use it properly for the first time just to find out that the entire surface of my tablet appears to only allow the mouse to move around the top left corner of photoshop. It works fine with every other program on my computer; it can freely roam across the entire screen and click anything visible at will, but photoshop seems to break it. And break badly.

Anyone know if there is a plug-in that fixes this? Or is there is no hope of me using this with Photoshop and having to cope with GIMP?
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The bamboo tablets are very much compatible. But Photoshop doesn't control how the surface maps to your display(s), that's part of the tablet driver software.

Sounds like the tablet driver has the mapping mis-set, and maybe a per-application setting. Check your settings in the tablet driver - and if you can't figure it out, contact Wacom.
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I installed the newest drivers, and that didn't fix the problem. One problem that will never get fixed, it appears, is the fact I'm limited to a quater of my screen when PS is open and active. Simply because my Rundll32.exe was infected with a virus and promptly eradicated by virgin anti-virus.. -.-

So I can't open up my pc tablet settings.... Is there no other fix than going into this? I don't know where Drivers are located, much less their settings as per your suggestion, Chris.
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Go into the Wacom driver settings.
If you're still having problems, contact Wacom.
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I don't know where Drivers are located, much less their settings as per your suggestion, Chris.
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The driver settings are part of your system settings/preferences.

And it sounds like you really need to talk to Wacom and have them walk you through the settings.