Solved: PNP driver not properly detecting monitor - stuck on 1024x768 or 800x600

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RationalRabbit

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16331 Mb
Graphics Card: BB Capture Driver, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 2861457 MB, Free - 2430671 MB; K: Total - 2861457 MB, Free - 2613884 MB; P: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 33877 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8Z77-V PREMIUM
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

The graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce GTX-660. Previous was a Asus EAH 5770.
The previous card was running at my monitors native resolution, 1920 x 1200.
When I installed and booted up the new card, all was good, and it, too, was running at 1920 x 1200.

The computer is connected to a Belkin OmniView Pro3 KVM switch, along with three other computers. The other three, with a variety of other cards and either Win7 or XP, are running at 1920 x 1200.

After 3 days, I shut down and rebooted this computer. On reboot, the resolution had changed to 1024x768, and Windows will only allow that resolution or 800x600. The GeForce software has an option to set a "Custom Resolution", but when I try this setting, the entire screen is scrunched into a thin line at the top of the screen.

I have found this same, or similar, complaint all over the internet, but no one seems to have a workable solution. My guess is that the blame lies with Windows default generic plug and play monitor driver or perhaps the graphic card's use of that driver. The monitor itself, a 28" I-INC, does not provide a driver, somehow confident that Windows will properly detect it.

What seems strange to me is that this card was running fine at 1920x1200 until I rebooted it. Obviously there is a setting somewhere that held through the first boot of the new card, but not the second. This would tend to point to the GeForce software, which was installed AFTER the first boot up. Of course, all this is just speculation on my part.

This is my main business computer and I urgently need to get it operational quickly, but am having no luck. Help from someone who is familiar with the problem would be greatly appreciated.
 

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As an additional note, after posting, I removed the GeForce graphic driver. I was then able to get up to 1600x1200 in Windows Control Panel. Reinstalling the GeForce driver (and yes, it is the latest) took me back to the previous 1024x768/800x600 situation.
 

RationalRabbit

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The problem was the DVI to VGA adapter. I replaced it with another, rebooted the computer and it came up in the correct resolution, with plenty of other selections to choose from.
 
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