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Yesterday I went to Microsoft Windows update and allowed them to upgrade my OS as well as my video driver. Now every time I turn the machine on I'm at 640x480 and 256 colors. I change my display properties to 800x600 and 32bit true color and continue to work fine. But when I restart the machine I'm back to the 640x480 stuff again.

I've reinstalled the video driver from the original drivers cd that came with the computer but I still have the problem. I can see the bootlog.txt message
VDD: [0010107B] Cant start theVGA, after init complete.

Thanks for your help. I'm new here so go easy on me if I've broken some rules on this post.
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Nope- no rules broken. Welcome to the forum!

Please if you know it tell us the make and model of your video card- the drivers that came with the computer were outdated by the ship date. A new and more compatable driver should stick.
 

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dlbeck said:


Thanks for your help. I'm new here so go easy on me if I've broken some rules on this post.
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:no: :tongue2:

I take it you have had some bad experinces from other boards...I for one want to say dont sweat it...the only flameing going on at this board it the Mega posters and we do it till the next problem comes along...it is kind of a right, after posting 100 or more times...all thought some start early we never attck the new people...:bandit:

Check out the Announment section for some more info...

If you have enough tech savy to open the case....remove the card from device manager and open the case move it to another slot and let windows re-install it...Might help
 

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Ok I just removed the display adapter (Savage 4). Then I shut down the computer and removed the video card. As far as putting the card into another slot I couldn't. The slot it came out of is the only slot it will fit into. So I cleaned it off and installed it in the slot it came out of. Turned on the computer and it went through the normal "building driver database" routine. Then it said it found new hardware and basically switched the monitor from a Quantex to a "default monitor".

Bottom line is the settings I put in for 800x600 and 32bit true color still will not hold through a shutdown and startup. It continues going back to 640x480 and 256 color.

Still open for suggestions.
 
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Try going into device manager and open the display adapter.

Click properties, driver and then update driver.

Try and force feed it the original one off of the CD.
 

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SPEEDO said:
Try going into device manager and open the display adapter.

Click properties, driver and then update driver.

Try and force feed it the original one off of the CD.
I've done this a number of times. I'm not certain but it looks like Windows refuses to let me go back to an older driver. Even though I've removed this driver via the device manager it looks like it is hanging out on disk just not being used. So when I try to add the old driver on the driver cd I think Windows reinstalls the new one they gave me.
 

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HOLD IT! I have a savage 4 and even though I don't like it much, I have drivers for it. E-mail me and I'll send them to you, since we seem to be FTP challenged at the moment.

[email protected]

Please don't add me to your outlook express list, It is a relay for viruses.
 

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I unzipped your driver into c:\savage and then changed the device driver. Windows warned me that the driver I was using was better suited than the one you gave me (expected this message). After installing your driver I still have the same problem. Boots up to 640x480 and won’t hold the changes I put in. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr this is frustrating but I do appreciate your help.

I'm starting to think this is a combo of Microsoft upgrading my OS (Windows 98) and my driver.

I could accept this (don't want to) and modify my display settings everytime I boot up or possibly go buy a new video card. I'm not that confident that the new video card will solve this issue. Still open for suggestions and thanks again for your help.
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Sometimes to get video drivers installed correctly you need to change the display adapter to standard vga first then reboot. After reboot install your normal video drivers. Also, check to make sure that you monitor is set to your monitor and not default monitor.
 

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Sometimes to get video drivers installed correctly you need to change the display adapter to standard vga first then reboot. After reboot install your normal video drivers. Also, check to make sure that you monitor is set to your monitor and not default monitor.
ok I tried all this and it still doesn't retain my display settings.
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Here is the latest. I did as you said and went to windows support site. I went through every suggestion they had including creating a new hardware profile (copy of original), removing devices and readding them etc etc. Bottom line none of it fixed my problem.

However, I have discovered something that I think is pretty important in trying to diagnose and fix my problem. If I change my display settings and then restart the computer while holding down the shift key (I believe this bypasses the bios restart) then the display settings hold on to what I put in them. In other words the ONLY time I can see this happening is when I reboot and go through the bios from a cold startup if that makes sense.

This indicates to me that Windows is operating properly but for some odd reason the hardware startup routines are resetting my monitor's display parameters. Hopefully this bit of info will help you folks come up with some more suggestions. I think we're getting close. Don't give up on me yet.
Thanks .... DB
 
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Go to run and type in msconfig.exe

Go to the system.ini tab

See if all the items in there are checked........:|
 
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