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Can't change screen resolution after driver update.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by bwn_us, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. bwn_us

    bwn_us Thread Starter

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    i just went through and updated all drivers and now i can't change the screen resolution. it is stuck on 800 x 600. i have tried both the graphics card setting and the pc setting. i turn it all the way up it says its been changed but nothig happens. i have an O.K. computer (laptop) Asus G50 with Nvidia 9800m GS 512mb ram running vista home basic 64bit Intel Centrino 2. any helped will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. m0535

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    well im no expert but i had this problem once, i tried getting the drivers from nvidia's site, but they wern't working. So i went to the like manufactuer of my card's site. Which was elitegroup or ECS or something like that (it says it at the top of the graphics cards box) and got the drivers from there. Try that, it worked for me.
     
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    hmm...well thanks for the suggestion but the driver update downloaded and installed flawlessly. i have been browsing forums for a couple of hours and tried everything everyone suggested and it has done no good. ASUS is bout to have a mad white boy on there hands.:rolleyes:
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Try rolling back to the previous Display driver.
     
  5. bwn_us

    bwn_us Thread Starter

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    do i have to restore entire system or is there a way to just restore that driver's version?
     
  6. m0535

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    yeah thats what happened to me, they installed perfect so i thought it couldnt be the driver but it turns out it was, so try it if you havn't : )
     
  7. TerryNet

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    In Device Manager right click on the Display adapter - Properties - Driver tab - Rollback Driver.
     
  8. bwn_us

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    that fixed it. thanks. next question. why "update" a driver if it is gonna make things worse? i don't claim to be the sharpest tool in the shed but that seems stupid.
     
  9. TerryNet

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    I always look for a driver update when having an issue with the device in question. Often look for an update when first installing something, especially a wireless adapter. Almost never update a driver when I'm satisfied with the device (don't fix what ain't broke).

    For chipset and integrated device drivers you should download them from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site. Drivers for other devices you should get from the manufacturer's web site.

    If you let Windows update or Device Manager or some "find drivers" utility do your updating you can count on having the type of trouble you just had.
     
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