Solved Windows Resolution Resetting to Lowest

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Hey there, recently my computer began changing it's resolution to the lowest possible on startup.
(My resolution is 1400x900, startup/login screen sets it to 1024x768).
And all desktop icons seem to go too the exact same position. Even if I move them, next startup/boot puts them back in the position.

I am on Windows 8(Not 8.1)

I am completely at a loss to as why it's doing this.
Here is what SysInfo pasted out:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A10-6700 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16309 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8570, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 2774 GB (362 GB Free); D: 18 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, 2AE0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled

While my computer is somewhat aged(2013), I'd still like to find a solution if possible.

Here is a list of things I've tried from solutions I have found online:

  • Update/Reinstall drivers.
  • Clean Boot.
  • Changing RegEdit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Hardware profile values for default display resolution.
  • There was also a solution, the same as above for HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG, however I could not find a Video folder/key/header in this region at all. (Is that part of the problem?)

While my resolution changing on startup isn't a huge issue by any means(It's fine when I change it back, it just goes back to small resolution after a startup). It is however, annoying moving my dekstop icons and changing it back everytime.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/solutions you may have! I'm willing to try anything.
 

Emunator

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I did a little digging around the interwebz. This is what i found that may be of use to you

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/screen-resolution-changes-windows

There is a comment in the link above, by the name of 'bevhoward' that you should read as well
I tried all the solutions in the post aswell as the comment...
And 1-2 of them worked!

I say 1-2 as the last 2 I tried, I did at the same time.

I did the comment regarding the simulated key, aswell as a simple reboot.
I had no idea you had to reboot/restart(Not shutdown) when changing resolution.

Also the key in that comment was very similar aswell, its resolution was the one that mine being set at.

To make sure it's working, I shutdown and booted multiple times to check if it would occur again, and it did not.

While I have no idea why this occured in the first place, im glad it's gone!
Thanks Fabio. :X3:
 
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