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Display settings in XP Profile

We have a user whose video settings got screwed up by the new Windows Updates.  We have removed the update, and reinstalled the video drivers (Dell, win xp) and that has not worked.  Logged in as administrator, the video settings work fine, but logged in as the user they are still off (bad color, big icons).  We tried copying their profile to a new one and that did not work.  We are now trying to hunt through the user profile folders to find where the display setting for this would be.  Any ideas?  It does not appear to be in local settings, as we moved everything but that and still had the problem.

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
as Admin,

go into device manager, local display adapters, go to drivers tab and ROLLBACK. reboot the machine. post results
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studlyedCommented:
instead of rollback do an actual uninstall
then go in add/remove programs, make sure the drivers are not in there, if they are then uninstall them.
then reinstall the drivers from the manufacturer, you can also use the chip provider like nvidia or ati.
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sim2k_supportAuthor Commented:
We had done that with the drivers, turns out the XP classic was set to something else after all this happened in the display settings and once we changed that it worked.  We figured the driver was ok since it worked as admin.
Thanks.
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ian_chardCommented:
When logged on as administrator, try exporting:

HKEY_USERS\<LocalAdminSID>\Control Panel\Desktop saving the whole key. Edit the registry file and change the HKEY_USERS\<LocalAdminSID>\to HKEY_CURRENT_USER for all keys (this easy to do with notepad as you can choose to replace all)

Now you can either put the reg key on the users desktop for them to run, use AD or local policy to run this at logon for users, etc. This will reset the users colours settings, etc back to the same as the local administrators.

Hope this helps
Ian
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sim2k_supportAuthor Commented:
It is working deleted and reinstalled the video drivers completely and then chagned the XP display settings back to classic.
Thanks, you can close this one.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
ok.. perhaps you want to close the question
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ian_chardCommented:
You should really have given the answer accept points to irwinpks and an assist to sim2k_support as they answered the question correctly (as in their fix was the one you ultimately used.) but thanks anyway

Ian
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@ian_chard...thanks for the support :-)
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ian_chardCommented:
No problem, credit where credit is due. :o)

Cheers
Ian
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