I forgot to ask if you had anything in the startup folder, located here:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
(or just click start
Firstly, give microsoft update
a go. Install all critical updates. I've read that one of their patches (at some point) did address erratic resolution issues.
Also, you might want to set up a separate login than everyone else (if you dont have one already). That will help preserve your preferences.
Once you have your own profile, go back to msconfig and uncheck startup items (but keep avgnt active
) that are located in the HKCU hive (in the list, they are marked as such to the right). Reboot to see if you want to keep it it or not. Many of them look like non-critical updaters and notifiers. The only entry I see there that you should definitely keep active is avgnt
because it relates to your antivirus program.
Lastly, the startup entries NvCPL
all relate to your nVidia video card. I suspect they are probably HKLM ("for all profiles", in other words), but you could try disabling those temporarily to see if one of them is the culprit. Remember that disabling them might mean you will lose the ability to do other video related tasks (like games, for example).