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My screen resolution resets/reverts to lowest on startup

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    My screen resolution resets/reverts to lowest on startup


    I just installed Windows 8, and each time I boot up my resolution reverts to 800x600 even though my native is 1680x1050. I have to constantly change it after login. I hope this is a simple fix, this is the first time I'm using Windows 8 as my normal OS.

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    Laptop or desktop? Home-built or retail? Make/Model number? System specs?
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    hello Chaz,

    i had that too. Had no lock screen and came directly to the startscreen where you have to hit anything to get to the password screen. All because at startup my display says resolution is 1024 to 784 (give or take, do not know exatly if it is 784, but it is in the 700 range).

    not pleasant since in the beginning i could not get to the password screen, no mather what i did. So shutdown via the powerbutton and when restarting for the 3d time i did get the message that my OS could be corrupted.

    but finally could get to the screen before the logon screen and give in the password.

    After activating the lockscreen, everything is normal now. Even though at startup you get the display (1024-784 or so) when coming in the lockscreen, it is already set to 1920-1080.

    My lockscreen is set to one hour.....but still is locking after 15 min....

    Maybe you could try to activate the lockscreen and see if that give a difference.

    Jeff
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    Also, if you try jeffrys suggestions without success, please provide the information requested in my first response and also provide this screenshot as well:

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    We may need this additional information to help you resolve your issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Laptop or desktop? Home-built or retail? Make/Model number? System specs?
    Desktop homebuild:
    CPU: i7 4770k
    Memory: 8GB
    Video: GTX 770
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    Hi Chaz,

    Thanks for that. Any chance you could add the monitor, graohics (either onboard or specifc card ID), and the mobo info so we can get off to a running start. BTW, now that I know you have a desktop... are the monitor settings at default and are you connecting via VGA, DVI or HDMI?
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    Motherboard is a z87-deluxe, the card is a GTX 770 from Galaxy. I'm at work so I can't directly check. The monitor is connected via DVI.
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    Thanks for all the updates. Hopefully, you'll get some responses to look at by the time you get home. Now, if there is anything else you can think of please let us know; such as:

    Has it always been this way since build and/or upgrade to Win 8?
    If not, when did it start?
    Any triggering event that might have contributed to the issue (recent driver installs, etc)?
    Is it 800x600 all the time or just playing games?
    Are drivers set to default or is there some overclocking going on?
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    Brand new install of windows 8 from yesterday. I did come across some people saying that I had to install newer video card drivers, but I believe they're as new as it gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChazZeromus View Post
    Brand new install of windows 8 from yesterday. I did come across some people saying that I had to install newer video card drivers, but I believe they're as new as it gets.
    Interesting?... Just make sure they installed correctly because now its starting to almost seem like Windows may be defaulting to a standard VGA driver. Cable is connected to PCI -e and not Mobo; yes? Graphics are set to PCI -e in BIOS?
    Last edited by JustATest; 26 Jul 2013 at 17:21.
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