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Old 01-22-2014, 04:41 AM
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Impermanent Screen Resolution

Acer Aspire 2000 (Cl32) runs WinXP/Pro/Sp3 and can be set to display in its native resolution of 1280 x 800 from its ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 video card. However, when it reboots, it reverts to 640 x 480, and often blames an absent or corrupt video driver. My remedy is to UNinstall the video driver from Device Manager and reboot, but I'd like to have native resolution without going through this 'readjustment' at every reboot. Any suggestions ?
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:55 AM
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My remedy is to UNinstall the video driver from Device Manager and reboot,
And then do you re-install the right drivers?
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:23 PM
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Upon reboot, the system automatically installs video drivers after they have been uninstalled. I have since discovered that I can get resolution to 'stick' at 1024 x 786 (NOT the native resolution) if I use the uninstall software program that comes with the drivers. The resolution is now stable (and NOT native), but Device Manager shows a '?' for the video controller.

Since I had many other programs installed, I did not want to reformat the drive to start again with a fresh system. But I had a spare hard drive available, and for the sake of doing a test, temporarily swapped HDDs to install a fresh system on it; the video driver will install in that and give a stable NATIVE resolution, so I can infer that some software on the original HDD is causing this instability problem.
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