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Desktop changing during log off & shut down

By dollhobbs
Aug 9, 2009
  1. desktop resolution keeps changing when I shut down or log off, I have ran Norton Internet security 2009, SpyBot S&D and AdAware and they all say my PC is clean. Any ideas?
     
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Any ideas???
    Yeah, for starters, I wouldn't go by anything any of the security software you mention has to say...

    Could you be a little clearer to the issue? ( I know what I assume but...) is the resolution better or worse when shutting down?
     
  3. dollhobbs

    dollhobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    I normally have the res at 1920x1200 but lately when I relog in or boot up the res is at 1024x768 and I can't figure out why. This is the only issue I am having.
     
  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    What type of graphics card/computer do you have?
    Is this mode acceptable with your graphics card? If not, it may be reverting back to a mode that works.
     
  5. dollhobbs

    dollhobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Booted in and problem did not happen but I have 2x MSI 9800GT's in SLI and 1920x1200 is the native res. the pc is home built about 9 months ago (see specs). don.t know but hopefully it fixed itself?? LOL
     
  6. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    I tried viewing your specs but there are none listed...
    Maybe there was a temporary conflict with something (program running?)
    Let us know if it happens again.;)
     
  7. dollhobbs

    dollhobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    It happened again when I just booted in. It shows my PC specs under about me tab.
     
  8. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    update monitor drivers, then reboot. See if that helps.
     
  9. dollhobbs

    dollhobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    didn't help, it's really wierd because it doesn't do it everytime. Yesterday it started fine this morning it did it again. I did update the monitor drivers and reboot yesterday.
     
  10. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    it did happens to me once, reverting to 1024x768 randomly. i think it fixes after i change to 3rd party driver, which is faster and less crappy.

    P.S some drivers doesnt work well with certain setup. i have same card and same driver working well in intel mobo, and not working well in gigabyte mobo. i have to say, u may need to try more drivers.
     
  11. dollhobbs

    dollhobbs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    I have been using this driver since it came out and this just started recently, maybe 2 weeks ago. I will try reverting to previous driver and see if that fixes it.
     
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