XP not saving screen resolution on reboot

  carl2007 14:44 10 Nov 2007
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I have just bought a new monitor, a 22" hanns g widescreen with a resolution of 1680 x 1050. It is HDMI so I have connected it to my Nvidia Ti4600 graphics card using a DVI-D to HDMI cable.

I can select the resolution and everything is fine, but whenever I switch the PC on the resolution has been reset back to 1024 x 768. I assumed that once applied, the new resolution would be saved and used at reboot. The annoying thing is that I can't arrange my desktop icons as they all end up crammed back in the middle of the screen after a reboot!

I have done a lot of searching but surprisingly can't find an answer to the problem. Can anyone assist? Is there a way to get XP to boot at 1680 x 1050 ?

Thanks.

  Pesala 22:59 14 Nov 2007

This may be a work-around instead of a solution.

Try using the Sleep button on your keyboard to turn off your PC. Then power off at the mains. Not only will Windows startp faster, it might just solve your problem.

If not, at least it gets your question back to the first page.

  umbongo(uk) 23:52 14 Nov 2007

ok

right click desktop propertie settings etc

now click the advanced tab
open the nvidia control panel
use the change resolution option here
dont forget to click apply then see if its sorted the issue out after a boot

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