Screen Resolution Stuck

April 7, 2009 at 23:16:14
Specs: Windows XP Professional SP3, P4 2.0 Ghz, 1.5 GB DDR RAM
Okay, I restarted in Safe Mode, uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, installed the 45.23 ver. and restarted. It was in 800x600. I changed it to 1024 and it clicked and went to 600x480. Now everytime I go to change the resolution it won't click the monitor off and is going back to 640. I installed the newest drivers and still the same problem.

I tried going into the screen resolution/refresh rate under advanced options, where I had to go before to fix this problem before I installed the drivers, and it still stayed at 640.

How do I go about fixing this?


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#1
April 8, 2009 at 00:13:35
Well have you increased the color quality as well?

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#2
April 8, 2009 at 00:35:24
Yeah, the color goes up to 32bit. My problem is when I move the slider to a different resolution and click apply, the screen blinks, but the resolution doesn't change and stays at 640x480.

I'll try uninstalling the drivers again and just using the newest ones.


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#3
April 8, 2009 at 05:46:36
"I restarted in Safe Mode, uninstalled my Nvidia drivers, installed the 45.23 ver. and restarted"

The Detonator driver v45.23 was released in 2003. Why are you using a driver that's almost 6 years old?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-...


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#4
April 8, 2009 at 07:45:17
I was reading about using using 3D analyze and it said to use those drivers, nothing newer. I was trying to use it with Pandora Tomorrow. I couldn't find out if it even helped because the resolution was so low, I couldn't see all the check boxes.



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#5
April 8, 2009 at 11:35:18
Okay, this is really stupid. I uninstalled in safemode, reinstalled in safemode. I restart and its in 800x600. I turn the color to 32 bit from 16 bit and it goes to 640x480. What, the hell?

Is there a way to force a resolution? I can switch resolutions in games but this isn't working for the desktop. Maybe change something in the registry?


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#6
April 10, 2009 at 09:54:22
Well have you tried to system restore your system? I think when you have returned the Os to the time when you have installed the Video card driver it'll get it back to the moments that you can increase the pixels .

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#7
April 14, 2009 at 18:23:34
I figured it out. Well, figured a way around it. Software called Display Changer made by 12noon. Just enter width and height into the command line and run it. Not a permanent fix but it works.

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#8
April 16, 2009 at 01:50:00
Well that cool then. So make a Restore point so that you won't have the problem with that again.

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#9
May 3, 2009 at 21:44:55
Well, it fixed itself. I don't know how. But it did.

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#10
May 3, 2009 at 21:56:23
Well maybe it has a Virus on it and your antivirus programs must have removed it automatically. Also it might be after effects after you have uninstall the old drivers and so on. Just don't forget to use anti virus checking every time alright.

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#11
May 25, 2009 at 14:01:59
I do remember AVG removing some sys file when I restarted
once.

I didn't do anything after reinstalling though. I just noticed one
day that it had stopped.

I can turn the resolutions up and down without it resetting to
640 x 480.

I do AVG scans every now and then. I started up in safemode
and ran a scan. Maybe I did have a virus and it removed it
then.

Either way. Problem is fixed.


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