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Old 12-08-2006, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Resolution Problem in XP

I am running a Windows XP Pro SP2 computer
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
I have a HDTV as the monitor but it has a VGA plug in so the copmuter thinks its just another monitor. The Resolution for the screen is 1440x900.The problem is every time i restart the copmuter it reboots with a resoluition of only 640x480 as if i never saved the resolution settings. SO i go back into display settings and fix works fine. But then I restart my copmtuier again
and same problem. How do i fix it so the resolution will stay the same when I reboot?

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Old 12-08-2006, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this can be done via a registry hack. Back up your registry first because you just never know.
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG , system, current control set, control, video. There should be another folder or two in the video folder so open each one and look for resolution settings.There are settings for default x resolution and default y resolution. Set the values to 1440 and 900.

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thanks it worked!
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