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Windows 7: Resolution changing

04 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
Resolution changing

Every time I log on or switch to E-mail or other programs my resolution changes from highest down to 640 x 480. Can somebody help?

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04 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

Hi kthorei,

I would like to suggest you reboot your computer in a Clean Boot state, below are the instructions. It's possible a program or driver is causing this issue. To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

How-to run Windows in Selective Startup (Clean Boot)…
1.Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click System Configuration.
2.Click Continue, or provide Administrator credentials if prompted.
3.Click the General tab, and click Selective startup.
4.Under Selective startup uncheck Load startup items.
5.Click the Services tab, check the Hide all Microsoft services box, and then click Disable all.
6.Click the Apply, then OK, and then Restart.


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04 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hthorei View Post
Every time I log on or switch to E-mail or other programs my resolution changes from highest down to 640 x 480. Can somebody help?
Update the bios.

Go to the HP site and fetch the latest Win 7 drivers for your model.
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