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    Display Settings Changing

    My Display Setting have started to change themselves on their own. My standard Resolution is 1920x1200 and my colors is 32 bit. At start-up my screen looks like a photo negative. The Resolution changes to a lower resolution or the Colors change to 16 bit, or both. This just started a few days ago. No new system changes/additions or use of Safe Mode recently. Sometimes the screen resolution will look weird and grainy as it is starting up but once start up is complete everything goes back to normal, sometimes it stays messed up. I've run a virus scan, got the most recent Windows Updates. My NVIDIA video card driver is a GeForce 8400M GS with version 8.15.11.8621. I've tried updating that and Windows says it's already up to date (even though Windows online will list the most up-to-date video driver as 8.17....I try to update it to the 8.17 and it just says I'm up to date. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes after you update it.
    Check the drivers for the monitor
    See if it happens with clean boot
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    Running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware now. How do I "Check the drivers for the monitor"

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    You go to search, by the start button
    you type device manager
    in manager you look for the monitor card
    the graphics card, too
    Then you look for any yellow warning markers.
    Then you check the date. If old you update
    I will look for our tutorial on the subjectl
    Use this to get the information.
    Device Manager - Install Driver
    but
    do this to update
    How to Find Drivers
    search Google for the name of the driver
    - compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
    - visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
    - if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone - will help you search Google for the name of the driver
    - compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
    - - if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
    - The most common drivers are listed on this page: http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
    - - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html
    To remove any left over driver remnants, especially

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    right-clicked on monitor in Device Monitor (Generic Pnp) and chose Update Driver Software online (search automatically online...). Got: "The best software for your device is already installed"

    Did the same for Display Adaptors (which I assume is the graphics card) and got the same response.

    I'll review the tutorial. thx

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    Trust me on this.
    Get the date then go online and check for yourself.

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    Currently wlaking through "How to Install a Device Driver in Vista Device Manager"

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    Just use that for information
    Dont install that way
    Follow my instructions, go to website.

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    OK, it was a link, thought that's how u wanted me to do it. I'll follow your instr on your website.

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    Re: Display Settings Changing

    Just use that tutorial to get familiar with the device manger etc.
    Download from the website.

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