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Screen resolution reset?

By fimbles
Aug 13, 2009
  1. My screen resolution persistantly sets itself back to 800x600 nearly everytime i reboot my pc. This has been happening ever since i built this pc, ive checked google and nothing seems to solve my problem. Not even a fresh install of windows.

    Any one have any ideas as of the cause of this?
     
  2. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    try updating your monitor driver. Is this windows xp?
     
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,160   +198

    My graphics card drivers are fully up to date. im using vista 64.
     
  4. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    what kind of monitor are you using?
     
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,160   +198

    a widescreen videoseven lcd 19 inch. Native resolution is 1440 x 900 16.10.
     
  6. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    i had this same problem when i was using windows 7. I had a 19' widescreen monitor. You said your graphics card drivers were up to date, but what about your monitor drivers. Thats what caused the problem for me. Check if they are up to date.
     
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,160   +198

    Im really not sure what you mean by monitor drivers? Are you saying theres a firmware update for my actual monitor??? Sorry im a bit slow today :)
     
  8. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Yeah. Go to display in control panel and go to settings > advanced > monitor > properties > driver then click update driver. Then reboot.
     
  9. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Sorry i was navigating in xp. It should be similar in vista though.
     
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,160   +198

    I found it, clicked update, downloaded a generic pnp monitor driver, installed it and after 2 resets the problem appears to have gone! Thanks for solving a really annoying problem!

    Thats the weirdest thing ive ever seen! :)
     
  11. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Haha no problem. Glad to have helped.
     
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