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Why Can't My Monitor Ever Remember The Correct Settings?


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#1 snaithbert

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:31 PM

I got a new widescreen monitor recently (model #HP w19b) and I had to really play with it to get it to the setting I wanted (1440 by 900). After that it was fine, the only problem is every time I reboot- I have to change the settings again. And not only do I have to change the settings, i have to run the software that came with the monitor, because otherwise 1440 by 900 isn't even listed as one of the options under "settings" in the "display options" window. After I run that software I see the correct setting but before that- it's just not there.

Does anyone out there know how to change my settings so that when I reboot- the screen size won't change? It's a pain to have to change it back, plus my icons get all moved around and I'm so anal, I have to move them all back just the way I like them.

Rest assured- any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:52 PM

Did you install the monitor software from an admin account?

What is the make and model number of the monitor?
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:24 PM

Sorry, double post, not sure how to delete it so I just replaced post #2 with this text.

Edited by snaithbert, 30 April 2008 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:24 PM

It's an HP, model #HP w19b.

And I'm the only owner of the computer so I guess technically it's an admin account, right?

One thing I forgot to mention is that this monitor is shared by 2 CPUs and I use a KVM switch to be able to use the monitor for both machines. But both have the problem and require the resolution to be changed when the machine restarts. I never had this problem with my old monitor, which I also used for 2 computers, so I'm not sure why the new one is so problemactic. Possibly because the new one is a widescreen monitor, whereas the old one was not?

Maybe?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:49 PM

Try searching on the HP website for updated drivers/software for the monitor.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 05:57 PM

On my Viewsonic, if you want a non-supported resolution, When you boot the computer, it gives you a message to press a specified button on the monitor. Like Budapest said, Check HP's support site fot the monitor
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