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vista sp1 display problems

by buttermilk7 / April 24, 2008 2:23 AM PDT

I run windows vista home premium 32 bit with a 1680x1050 display.
I ran updates and decided to install vista sp 1. When the installation was complete with seemingly no difficulties my display was set to 800x600 or something. i went to display settings and was provided with something like 6 selections with no 1680x1050 to be found. I used system restore and after reinstalling somje programs was back to normal with my proper display setting and 11 display options. Is this a service pack oversight or did something go wrong? Is Vista against widescreen technology? Am I crazy?

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(NT) install the latest driver for your display adapter
by ramarc / April 24, 2008 7:30 AM PDT
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A note on that front...
by John.Wilkinson / April 24, 2008 11:47 AM PDT

ATI, nVidia, etc updates are frequently pushed out through Windows Update as optional updates, so it's likely that an update to your graphics card drivers is the cause, in which case not updating may be the 'solution.'


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sp1 provoked the problem
by ramarc / April 25, 2008 1:28 AM PDT

the problem happened after installing sp1. most display drivers rarely get updated since they're optional so the poster could be running very old drivers.

installing sp1 and following up with the latest display driver should fix the problem.

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Thank You
by buttermilk7 / April 25, 2008 5:15 AM PDT

I reinstalled SP 1 and again came across the display problems. I went to the device manager and found windows had disabled my diplay and audio drivers. I reenabled them and then reinstalled the drivers, all under prompt, and Kazaam! Just a restart and everything was back to normal, and this time windows started faster. Thank You for your advice and help.

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