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My computer is stuck in the lowest possible resolution, and I have no idea why. One second its fine, the next it just goes down. I tried raising the resolution through display settings in control panel but nothing happens after I apply it. I tried doing that and then restarting it...still doesn't work, I have tried almost everything including looking for driver updates for my monitor and video card but there have been none. Why isn't it letting me raise the resolution?

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The driver update doesn't work, you need to un-install and re-install the driver...
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