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Windows 7: Monitor resolution change during sleep

03 Jun 2019   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Monitor resolution change during sleep


I just added a 2nd monitor to my setup but whenever the desktop goes into sleep mode the 2nd monitor becomes the primary monitor, changes resolution and forgets the 1st monitor. Every time I have to go into Screen Resolution and detect the other monitor (primary) which then adjusts the resolution back to it's standard size and monitor priority.

Monitor 1: DVI
Monitor 2 : VGA
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4200

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08 Jun 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

It's a long shot but, go to your Power Settings, Change Plan Settings in the Control Panel and set it to never turn off the display.

Also, are you using the driver from here-
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