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Windows 7: My screen resolution - HELP!

05 Nov 2013   #1
deepndark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
My screen resolution - HELP!

Hey, my screen resolutions never seem to stay like they were. I had a 1440 * 900 selected which diappeared from the resolution list, so when I opned my PC this morning, my resolution was changed to something else than 1440 * 900 AND . . this resolution isn't supported anymore.

Another screen resolutions that are possible and have right dimensions, are 1680 * 1050 which is a bit too small for my eyes and 1280 * 768, which is a bit too big for my eyes. The 1440 * 900 is just about the right size, but this option seems to want to disappear every now and then. Any ideas?

Thank you!

I have Windows 7 Home Premium.


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05 Nov 2013   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

What graphics card are you using? We'll need that information, please fill out your system specs.
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05 Nov 2013   #3
deepndark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
What graphics card are you using? We'll need that information, please fill out your system specs.
I have NVIDIA GeForce GT 545.
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05 Nov 2013   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Which drivers are you running? And do you have nVidia control panel installed?
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05 Nov 2013   #5
deepndark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Driver Version is: 9.18.13.1422
Driver Release Date: 14.3.2013

I have the NVidia control panel installed, YES. I can make my own resolution which I know but is it me or does the selfmade resolutions look blured more than the standard ones?
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05 Nov 2013   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Update your driver to 331.65 WHQL and make sure to perform a clean install. Set a restore point prior to carrying out the update.
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05 Nov 2013   #7
deepndark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Update your driver to 331.65 WHQL and make sure to perform a clean install. Set a restore point prior to carrying out the update.
Ok, I installed this, but I went and restored my windows back, because this driver didn't bring back my 1440 * 900 resolution, and my machine got slower too - any other ideas? Thanks.
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05 Nov 2013   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Did you perform a clean install?

Also it would be interesting to know if you installed anything or changed any settings prior to your 1440x900 reslolution disappearing? Resolutions don't normally just disappear.
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05 Nov 2013   #9
deepndark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Did you perform a clean install?

Also it would be interesting to know if you installed anything or changed any settings prior to your 1440x900 reslolution disappearing? Resolutions don't normally just disappear.
Yes, I did a clean install and it still didn't offer me back the 1440 * 900. This is not the first time when my selected resolution disappeares, even when I have not done any kind of changes to my windows or even 3rd party programs. Sometimes when I start my PC in the morning, the reso has changed to a wrong one, -with the wrong dimensions (icons etc. are unsymmetric), and when I go to the reso settings, the reso has disappeared from the list. I then need to select another one. And usually the disappeared reso comes back by itself after a week or two. Why this all happens, should be known by someone in the business, but so far I have not got the official reason for this kind of problem.
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05 Nov 2013   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Does the option disappear from both Windows desktop appearance settings and nVidia Control Panel?
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