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Desktop resolution won't stay after startup

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A co-worker has a Dell laptop (D600 Latitude, ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 video chip) running a corporate IT-supplied Windows 2000 Professional. The laptop has a 1400x1050 screen.

Each time the machine restarts, the desktop resolution is set to 1024x768. Is there some way to lock this or disable its locking? He does have administrative rights.
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by:kmorris1186
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Is the company using Active Directory (Domain)?

If so, this is probobly locked to a certain resolution using Group Policy.  Unfortunetly if this is the case, then you will not be able to save settings.

Can you change the backround?
Change Icon Sizes?
Change Cursor?

If none of these save the settings after reboot, then i am afrain that the Network Administrator as locked the settings.

Here is some links on Group Policy:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/grouppolwp.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/management/groupsteps.asp

http://www.win2000mag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=9169

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win2000ads/chapter/ch08.html

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Jared Luker earned 400 total points
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I would just try updating to the latest video drivers.  It sounds like they are not able to hold a good resolution for you.

Jared
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by:ChrisSchumann
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Jared, I was dubious that your suggestion would help, but it was exactly the right solution. He went to Dell's site and downloaded the video driver and everything is peachy. Well-deserved points to you!
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by:Jared Luker
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thx.. .I'll take em'! : )
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