I recently purchased a new Acer monitor and my desktop is displaying moved all the way over to the left, past the edge of the screen, so the right side of the task bar (date, etc.) is cut off and I can't see the maximize/minimize buttons when I'm using a program in full screen mode. Part of the start button on the left and part of some of the icons on the left are also cut off.
I have been able to fix this, temporarily, by fiddling with the resolution and the desktop position, using the Nvidia control panel.
However, for the past few days, every time I shut down my PC, the settings revert to default and I have to go through the process all over again every day.
I have also changed the color display settings, and Windows leaves those alone.
How do I keep Windows Vista from resetting the desktop position and resolution settings, so I don't have to adjust them every time I turn on my computer?
I agree with Jock - it sounds very much like the monitor's using the wrong driver. If you don't have a driver CD then you can download it from here. Post back if you don't know how to install a monitor driver.
Thanks. I tried installing the driver and received a message that I have the latest driver software, but the display still reverts to the old settings when I restart.
FYI, the first time this happened was during a Windows update, before that everything was working normally, so I assumed it would happen only when there are updates, but now it is happening every time I start my PC.
"......received a message that I have the latest driver software..."
What monitor now shows in Device Manager? If it's not your Acer monitor then the driver you downloaded from the Acer site wasn't installed so try again with these instructions that may work better. Scroll down to step #12 in the [Installing files: Windows Vista] section.