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Screen Resolution 800x600 (PROBLEM!)

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nINJA-    0

Hey guys!

Just had to find the right forum to figure this thing out on.

My screen resolution is stuck on 800x600 and it says (recomended)

just installed the same on my mates computer and he had no problem with it. (he had ATI, i have nvidia)

All though, when my drivers aren't installed im able to change resolution.

But i really need my drivers for the gaming :)

If anyone have a clue what could cause this annoying thing, PLEASE put a nice comment!

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BGM    101

sounds strange... tried grabbing drivers from windows update? they are the ones i usually use for my graphics..

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+allan    12

Have you installed the latest video driver for Windows 7 for your card?

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Kondrath    107

Are you installing the latest drivers from the nvidia website, or the CD? If using the CD, don't. Try the website.

Other than that, I have no idea. Maybe someone can offer better advice..

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nINJA-    0

I've tried Windows Update, The newest drivers on the website, and so on :(

no luck :(

GeForce/ION Driver Release 195

Version: 195.62 WHQL

Release Date: 2009.11.26

Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7

Language: English (U.S.)

File Size: 105 MB

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+allan    12

Never get the drivers from Windows Update. You need to go to the website of your video card manufacturer and use the latest driver specifically updated to be Windows 7 compatible. Did you do that? Did you first uninstall the old driver?

Look in device manager - any yellow exclamation marks?

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nINJA-    0

But, when i log on after rebooting (without any drivers at all) Windows automaticly installs drivers for my card, unable to stop it (or i dont know how to)

No yellow exclamation marks :/

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redvamp128    321

How about some more details- Computer specs- Video Card model- ?

Could it be a laptop? I know sometimes there are different drivers for them.

When you install the drivers from the website- have you tried the right click run as administrator?

Also this scenario- Your motherboard has onboard video (example Intel onboard video) but you are using an additional card- Is the onboard disabled in the bios?

One thing to check- look in the device manager and the event viewer to see what is happening.

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Kondrath    107

If it's a brand of PC or Laptop, sometimes the companies may have custom drivers on their websites. Have you tried that?

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nINJA-    0

It's not a brand of pc. Its built by myself.

Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT (GRAPHICS)

MSI K9VGM-V (Motherboard)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 2.40Ghz

Never tried run as administrator. But when i uninstall all drivers, resolution gets great. but then it says i have to reboot before i can reinstall the drivers again. But then i gets screwed up again :(

Here's a little peak of the screen when all drivers are uninstalled.

(after rebooting windows finds the drivers and poooooooof. its 800x600)

post-322778-1261527000_thumb.jpg

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Liana    155

You might try installing drivers for your monitor if you haven't already or deleting whatever monitor Windows currently has installed, and then reboot, because windows looks to your monitor to find the recommended resolution.

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nINJA-    0

i will try to do that thanks :)

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Phantom Helix    53

you can also try removing the driver from windows completely before you install the latest from Nvidia website

http://www.drivercleaner.net/

it can remove the drivers in windows cab files that is where it gets them from when it automatically installs them after you remove them yourself, if they no longer exist it can't automatically install them, you will be stuck at low resolution basic video untill you install the latest from nvidia

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ShamRocker1    0
You might try installing drivers for your monitor if you haven't already or deleting whatever monitor Windows currently has installed, and then reboot, because windows looks to your monitor to find the recommended resolution.

The monitor "driver" is an .inf file and should not make a difference. Maybe try to run a an uninstall and then CCleaner registry scan. Then try to install the newest driver for your card.

you can also try removing the driver from windows completely before you install the latest from Nvidia website

http://www.drivercleaner.net/

it can remove the drivers in windows cab files that is where it gets them from when it automatically installs them after you remove them yourself, if they no longer exist it can't automatically install them, you will be stuck at low resolution basic video untill you install the latest from nvidia

Don't use drivercleaner. Depending on the selections you choose it will BSOD Win 7 and you'll have to do an F8 and Last Good. If the F8 option even helps.

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Phantom Helix    53

never had a problem with it

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nINJA-    0

Ill try Phantom Helix's advice, if it doesnt work, the struggle continues :)

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Phantom Helix    53
Ill try Phantom Helix's advice, if it doesnt work, the struggle continues :)

hang on, Sham says there is a big issue with DriverCleaner, and it is not free so use his suggestion first

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nINJA-    0

I'm using the one on nvidias homepage :/

still a mess, 800x600 is killing me.

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ShamRocker1    0

Kinda sounds like a borked install. At this point i would do a clean install (d/l your drivers first and save them to a flash drive or separate partition).

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nINJA-    0

Yeah but i dont want to reinstall windows totally, there has to be a better way solving the issue than re formating.

I'm sure its something with the drivers that screws up the whole thing. Since my friend had ati and it worked fine (damn you nvidia)

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Phantom Helix    53

have you tried installing them in safe mode?

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ShamRocker1    0

At this point i would call foul on the Windows install.

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nINJA-    0

I reinstalled and still got the same problem... *siegh*

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Guest xiphi   

Have you installed the latest chipset drivers?

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