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Display resolution stuck at 640 by 480 pixels? please help

I am having some problem in adjusting my desktop’s display settings. I have reinstalled windows XP home edition and installed all the drivers including video card drivers. But my display settings just stuck at 640 by 480 pixels. I tried to adjust it at little bit higher settings , I tried at 800 by 600 pixels, 1152 by 768 pixels and higher but when I hit apply in display properties it keep on coming back at 640 by 480 pixels. I checked video card properties and it shows its working okay and have no confliction with any other device These are few things I tried so far but nothing helped.

1) I uninstalled video card drivers and installed it again
2) I tried another video card on PCI slot
3) I tried to change adaptor settings in display properties
4) I tried uninstalling all other devices like sound, Ethernet and wireless drivers but nothing seemed helping

Could anybody please tell me why its happening and how can I fix it. If you need any more details please let me know. My motherboard is Foxconn and it has integrated SIS FX661 pro video card. I tried Nvidea video card on PCI slot but got same problem.

Thanks in advance

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  • Varinder Dhindsa
    Varinder Dhindsa May 14, 2009

    could you please tell me how can i save display resolution



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