Resolution changed itself and won't go back

By Daveskater
Dec 4, 2006
  1. Hi all, i booted up my pc today and left it whilst i had breakfast, and when i came back i had a screen resolution of 640x480 and colour depth of 4 bit.

    Last night it was working fine, and my 2nd hard drive (which i'm on now) is ok, but yesterday i did a "Disk Cleanup" which included "compress old files". I don't know why windows would do anything to damage itself, but hey, it is windows after all :D

    Whenever i try and change the resolution back, it automatically changes back. I was going to format my drive anyway, so maybe that would be the best fix, but if anybody has any ideas so that i can get back to normal it would be great.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Have you tried re-installing the video drivers? It may be that something happened to them during the drive cleanup.
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    good idea. it was ok after the cleanup for a good few hours, but you never know :rolleyes:
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    i just downloaded the latest drivers and installed them and it's back to normal again
    thanks, don't know why i didn't think of it but fortunately you did :D
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