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Windows 7: Resolution reverting back to 640x480 everytime computer is restarted

22 Aug 2012   #1
MasterChaosX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Resolution reverting back to 640x480 everytime computer is restarted

I just received an HP P7 1207c which uses a DVI-D ports only. I had to buy a
Insignia™ - 20" Widescreen Flat-Panel LED HD Monitor - NS-20EM50A13

At first i had problems with the computer not allowing me to change the resolution from 640x480. After i shutdown and redid the cable and made sure all the screws were actually in the pin holes, i was finally able to change my resolution. Ive restarted my computer at least 5 times and each time it reverts back to 640x480. Ive updated my drivers to the latest. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks


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22 Aug 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I would first try a different video cable.

For testing, use the "(recommended)" screen resolution in the list of available resolutions (Windows Desktop > Right click > Screen Resolutions)

While in the Screen Resolutions settings, click Advanced Settings > go to the Monitor Tab
  • Make sure the box "Hide modes that the monitor cannot display" is checked.
  • Then use the drop down box to select the highest mode available.
Hope that helps
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22 Aug 2012   #3
MasterChaosX

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for checking into this thread

I found the solution to my problem. I had base video checked in msconfig. I unchecked it and now my computer starts back up on the resolution i want

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23 Aug 2012   #4
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good job finding the problem, and thanks for posting your fix!
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