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November 16, 2012 6:36:39 PM

Hey guys. I have a quick question that I'm hoping you could help with. I just bought a new widescreen monitor (link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and it is a great monitor but there is a problem. On startup, it reverts back to 1280x1024 resolution. That was the resolution for my old monitor. I use the IGP on my 2500K and the OS is Windows 7. Does anyone have any idea of how I can get it to start up at 1920x1080 so I dont have to manually do it every time I start it up? Thanks in advance!
a c 90 U Graphics card
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November 16, 2012 7:02:49 PM

did you install the driver for this monitor and make it as default monitor in the video settings ?
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November 16, 2012 7:03:40 PM

Looks to be a windows problem since hitting apply on the correct resolution should make it default. Was there a monitor driver with either of your monitors? Maybe the old one and needs to be uninstalled.
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November 16, 2012 7:18:27 PM

I didn't realize that there are drivers for monitors! I thought they were just plug and play. How would I uninstall the old driver. I should be able to install the new one easily since I do have the CD that came with the monitor. I just don't know where the old one would be to uninstall
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November 16, 2012 9:15:49 PM

The auto adjust feature only works for VGA and I'm using DVI
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November 16, 2012 9:36:47 PM

I checked the Intel website and there is a newer driver for my 2500K IGP. Will download and report back.
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November 16, 2012 9:48:05 PM

AndrewK1 said:
I didn't realize that there are drivers for monitors! I thought they were just plug and play. How would I uninstall the old driver. I should be able to install the new one easily since I do have the CD that came with the monitor. I just don't know where the old one would be to uninstall

If there was one for your old monitor it would appear in device manager under the name of your monitor. Most are plug and play but many older ones had drivers.
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November 16, 2012 9:50:17 PM

rolli59 said:
If there was one for your old monitor it would appear in device manager under the name of your monitor. Most are plug and play but many older ones had drivers.


If I uninstall that driver, will the monitor that I currently have still work if it's plug and play?
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November 16, 2012 10:17:02 PM

I uninstall the driver and restart, but then it reverts back to the old resolution and the driver shows up again. Any ideas on how to delete it permenantly?
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a c 103 C Monitor
November 16, 2012 10:18:24 PM

So what driver is it if it is for plug and play monitor then it is not the correct one to delete?
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November 16, 2012 10:30:08 PM

http://imgur.com/rFVj0

This is what it shows up as. If I recall correctly, this was there when I first started checking this out. Also, getting new drivers for the IGP didn't work either.

I have only tried the "uninstall" feature. Should I use the "disable" one instead?
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November 16, 2012 10:43:29 PM

That is the plug and play monitor driver. Have you tried updating it?
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November 16, 2012 10:45:28 PM

I don't have drivers on the CD that came with it. The CD only has the user's manual. And If I try to do the automatic update where windows searches the internet for it, it doesn't find it. And I thought that was the old one since it was dated in 2006.
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November 16, 2012 10:50:01 PM

Try windows update.
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November 16, 2012 10:57:32 PM

Tried it. Nothing about monitor drivers.
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November 16, 2012 11:05:11 PM

Well since it does not want to behave you might have to consider windows repair function.
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November 16, 2012 11:18:39 PM

So try windows restore to try to restore it to before I used the new monitor?
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November 16, 2012 11:23:55 PM

No not restore repair with the new monitor connected.
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November 16, 2012 11:28:04 PM

Could you elaborate on what exactly that means? I'm sorry. I don't have very much experience with computers compared to many on these forums.
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November 16, 2012 11:31:53 PM

You start up from your windows DVD and it will give an option to repair current windows install. I believe that would be worth a try.
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November 16, 2012 11:35:21 PM

Ok. I will give it a shot.
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November 17, 2012 12:03:51 AM

Restored to before it. Didn't change anything. Do you think just reinstalling Windows would work? I can back up all my files. The only thing I store on my computer is music and a few video games. I can back the music up easily and redownload the games. Would clearing the hard drive fix this problem?

Edit: So I was talking to my tech savvy brother before I did this and he told me not to. He's coming home from university next week for Thanksgiving holiday so I will have him help me try to figure it out. Thank you for all the help though. Just hope to be able to solve this when it's all said and done.

Edit 2: In regard to the post below this, that is what I will do if my brother cannot help.
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November 17, 2012 12:16:43 AM

Most likely a clean install will do it.
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