Cannot change Screen Resolution - Windows XP
Posted on 2009-04-13
I replaced the fried motherboard in a semi-old computer with this one ASUS P5N73-CM. Changed a few things around etc. All in all, I built an almost new computer.
I formatted, installed windows xp pro sp3, no problems whatsoever.
Now that I unplugged the machine from the repair bench's monitor, took it over to the customer's desk and plugged in their monitor, the resolution is stuck to what I had on the repair monitor.
The repair monitor happens to be a 16inch wide panel that runs at 1366x768, and the customer's old monitor is a 4:3 panel. So everything's squished.
I've tried google of course but I keep running into the same crap about people not installing drivers. Drivers are not the issue here, this motherboard's on-board VGA is by nVidia, I downloaded the latest nforce driver from nvidia's site and installed it. Worked just fine.
Now that the resolution is stuck, I tried installing the drivers from ASUS, but still the same.
Both Windows and nVidia control panel let me change resolutions, but nothing actually happens to the resolution, and when I refresh the settings window, it goes straight back to 1366x768.
I have a hunch that it has something to do with the "windows will automatically adjust your screen resolution" message during installation. If I could at least tell windows to NOT adjust anything... But I still can't find where that is.
Thanks for the help