Solved

Multiple Monitors -- Display Settings Lost/Reset after each reboot

Posted on 2004-09-09
4
2,479 Views
Last Modified: 2008-06-20
Problem:  I have a 3 monitor display.  After each reboot the settings change to a default or reset, and I have to reposition the monitor under display>settings.  Then the monitors work FINE for weeks, until something causes the computer to need a reboot.  Then the settings are lost again and I have to reposition the monitors.  The computer is logged in as "administrator" on the domain so I doubt it's a permissions problem....

Stats:
Dell GX260 Pentium 4 1.8Ghz
512MB RAM
AGP Video Card: Radeon VE Dual Display Adapter
PCI Video Card: Samsung NVIDIA GeForce2 MX400

Of course, I have the latest drivers.

THANKS ^_^
0
Comment
Question by:dban00b
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
warrenkerrigan earned 250 total points
ID: 12019397
I had loads of problems like this and I bought an application called UltraMon (http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/).
It lets you do a whole load of other things too, like maximise to the whole screen, swap applications between screens...extending the task bar etc.

There is a free trial, so you could download it and see if it works.  If it does, it's less than $40 USD.

Let me know if it works?

Warren
0
 

Expert Comment

by:averyln
ID: 20788824
We've had this issue with one of our clients.
It ended up being that the Catalyst Control Center was causing a confliction with Windows Display Manager. The displays were set up through Windows, and every time we would reboot, CCC settings would override the Windows settings, which moved the computer to default.
0

Featured Post

Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

Join & Write a Comment

Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now