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Until recently I've had no problems changing from 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768 screen resolution needed to run DVD software. Now when I try to change screen resolution it returns to 800 x 600 resolution. Trying to figure out if I have a graphics card problem or monitor problem. Do not have second computer available to switch monitor to.

Running Dell Dimension 9100 with ATI Radeon X300 SE 128Mb Hypermemory card, Princeton 19" LCD monitor on XP Home edition with service pack 3 and 2Gb RAM.

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Perhaps its just a matter of reinstalling the video drivers.

http://www.soft32.co...oad_180868.html

If reloading the drivers does not change anything, then it is usually a program that is locking the resolution into one setting. Did you install any games or programs a bit before this started to happen?

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Perhaps its just a matter of reinstalling the video drivers.

http://www.soft32.co...oad_180868.html

If reloading the drivers does not change anything, then it is usually a program that is locking the resolution into one setting. Did you install any games or programs a bit before this started to happen?

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I've tried updating video drivers (no change) and restored system to earlier date but this did not solve the problem. Any other suggestions?
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It's time to try a different video card then. There may be physical damage to the card causing the problem.

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This may be hard to believe. After checking all drivers for video and monitor, I remembered my "first rule", shut the computer completley down for five minutes and re-boot. "Sazam", problem solved. I run my system 24-7 with an APC surge/battery back-up and every now and again "gremblins" creep into the operating system.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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