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Every time I log on I have to adjust my screen resolution back to 800x600

My wife and I share the same desktop pc but have different accounts. Hers is problem free, but each time I log on my screen goes blank for a couple of seconds, then comes back with huge letters, and I have to reset my screen resolution back to 800x600 even though I click "apply" and "OK" each time. Can anyone out there help, please.?

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  • Jonnyaig Oct 14, 2008

    Sorry for my lack of information required. We are running Windows XP home edition, the resolution goes back to 640x400 (if I remember correctly), I then change it to 800x600.

  • Jonnyaig Oct 14, 2008

    Having received an e-mail advising me to "Click here" to view the solution to my problem it appears the "solution" is not Free as previously advertised but I have to pay to "Try our Premium Assistance plan".

    Obviously I am disappoiunted with this "solution".

  • Jonnyaig Oct 15, 2008

    Thanks, both my wife and I are set up as administrators and have had no problems before, hoever I will have a go at those suggestions and open a new accountif I have to, (after I have mastered the art of saving my docs and photos first), as you may be aware I am somewhat of a nerd in pc problems but I will get there eventually.

    Thanks again for your suggestions, watch this space.


  • spliffy09 Mar 01, 2009

    same thing-its annoying having to reset it to 1024 so i can read it-got a few sight probs so any info would help !!

  • Fran Bednar
    Fran Bednar May 11, 2010

    What operating system are you running? Does the resolution change or does the font size just change ?

    You say you put it back to 800x600. That is as low as it goes on most
    !! Or does it start at 800x600 and you want set it at something else ?



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Xp should be remembering your settings:
This may not be a solution , but it is something to look at.
Check to see if you have any accessibility settings set up on your login. This can be found in the control panel.
Check to see if both accounts are set up as administrators even though this shouldn't be the cause.
If that doesn't work, try opening another account and see what that one does.
Something must be set up slightly different in yours than in hers.
Let me know if anything helps, I'm curious myself.

The email you received was probably from fixya. They offer a premium plan where others can try to help you with your problem and get a fee to do so if done in a certain time frame.
Right now you are on the free end. Otherwise you would have gotten a bunch of attempted solutions by now. Would have brought out the hounds !!

Posted on Oct 14, 2008


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