Lose display settings on boot


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New Vista Home Professional Install, Biostar GeForce 7300 LE, 256MB DDR2,
Intel Core 2 E6600, Dual boot (XP and Vista Home Pro). (Built from barebones
kit.)

XP Pro, 162.18, works OK, Monitor windows reports: Plug and Play Monitor
Vista Home Pro, 162.22, Monitor window reports: Generic PmP Monitor
Nvidia Control Panel reports Envision En7220 (which is correct)

In Vista, I set the display resolution to 1280x1024, 32 bit in both Nvidia
Control Panel and Windows Display Settings. Display is great! Whenever I
reboot in Vista, the display reverts to 640x480 - 32 bit. I've seen this on
several different Nvidia versions including 7.15.11.6222.

I've also noticed that when I go to run a program the screen frequently
blanks before showing: User Account Control - Windows needs your permission
to continue.

Based on extensive web searching, I tried installing the "XP" Envision
display drivers and now Vista recognizes the monitor but my problem exists.
I also disabled TMM but still have the problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Vince
 
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Charlie Tame

vince2048 said:
New Vista Home Professional Install, Biostar GeForce 7300 LE, 256MB DDR2,
Intel Core 2 E6600, Dual boot (XP and Vista Home Pro). (Built from barebones
kit.)

XP Pro, 162.18, works OK, Monitor windows reports: Plug and Play Monitor
Vista Home Pro, 162.22, Monitor window reports: Generic PmP Monitor
Nvidia Control Panel reports Envision En7220 (which is correct)

In Vista, I set the display resolution to 1280x1024, 32 bit in both Nvidia
Control Panel and Windows Display Settings. Display is great! Whenever I
reboot in Vista, the display reverts to 640x480 - 32 bit. I've seen this on
several different Nvidia versions including 7.15.11.6222.

I've also noticed that when I go to run a program the screen frequently
blanks before showing: User Account Control - Windows needs your permission
to continue.

Based on extensive web searching, I tried installing the "XP" Envision
display drivers and now Vista recognizes the monitor but my problem exists.
I also disabled TMM but still have the problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Vince


If you installed new NVidia drivers did you remove the old versions
first? Mostly you will get advised never to download NVidia Microsoft
update offers for 2 reasons, 1 is that they differ from NVidia's (Which
I don't believe) and 2 the old version doesn't get removed properly and
that I can easily believe. NVidia explicitly say you must remove old...

However just for the hell of it during the last week or two I've let
Microsoft Update have a go at it and it's been fine 2 times out of 3 total.

I would suggest if you are not 100% sure go to add/remove and uninstall
the drivers, then let it reboot, and then mayme just to be sure shut
down... long winded but I've seen the display come up different after
shutdown on a couple of occasions.

Then go ahead and run the latest NVidia package, and of course you will
have to reboot again.

Make sure you have the package somewhere easy on screen to get at and
only remove "Display Drivers" not any that happen to be for the
motherboard if it's an NVidia based board.

You probably "Should" run the installer with "Run as admin".
 
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Guest

Charlie Tame said:
If you installed new NVidia drivers did you remove the old versions
first? Mostly you will get advised never to download NVidia Microsoft
update offers for 2 reasons, 1 is that they differ from NVidia's (Which
I don't believe) and 2 the old version doesn't get removed properly and
that I can easily believe. NVidia explicitly say you must remove old...

However just for the hell of it during the last week or two I've let
Microsoft Update have a go at it and it's been fine 2 times out of 3 total.

I would suggest if you are not 100% sure go to add/remove and uninstall
the drivers, then let it reboot, and then mayme just to be sure shut
down... long winded but I've seen the display come up different after
shutdown on a couple of occasions.

Then go ahead and run the latest NVidia package, and of course you will
have to reboot again.

Make sure you have the package somewhere easy on screen to get at and
only remove "Display Drivers" not any that happen to be for the
motherboard if it's an NVidia based board.

You probably "Should" run the installer with "Run as admin".

Thanks for the tips. I did remove the old Nvidia drivers first, per the
instructions on their web site. I also installed their WHQL version. I did
not run it as administrator but I am the only user on the machine so I am the
administrator. I'll remove and try yet again.

I have dual boot with XP and I'm close to giving up on Vista. I also have
Linux desktop systems and am more comfortable with it than Vista, so maybe....
 
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Charlie Tame

vince2048 said:
Thanks for the tips. I did remove the old Nvidia drivers first, per the
instructions on their web site. I also installed their WHQL version. I did
not run it as administrator but I am the only user on the machine so I am the
administrator. I'll remove and try yet again.

I have dual boot with XP and I'm close to giving up on Vista. I also have
Linux desktop systems and am more comfortable with it than Vista, so maybe....


I hope that works out for you, by the way I have Vista32, Vista64, XP32,
Ubuntu32, Ubuntu 64, Debian 32 and Debian64 all running dual monitor,
one of which is a widescreen, and all running "Beryl" so all the drivers
NVidia now supply seem to at least work :)

I don't think you'll ever get the sheer speed of XP with Vista though.

If you come to install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu or Debian look up a
program called ENVY. Not sure about the latest Ubuntu release tomorrow,
allegedly it will have drivers included.

Last XP driver installs I did (this week) went really quickly, so quick
I though something was wrong, so maybe NVidia improved something that
will follow soon for Vista.
 

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