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I've got an annoying problem. I have a game that I have adjusted the brightness and contrast settings within it to make it much more playable.

Unfortunately, the game is a bit unstable and if it crashes it doesn't put the monitors back where they are supposed to be. Rebooting of course fixes it but that's annoying. I can't find anything in the display properties that is remotely relevant.

How do I get the setting back to default?

(XP Pro SP3, Nvidia cards.)

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Have you tried running the game again and exiting it immediately, before it's had a chance to crash?

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That doesn't work. When it exits normally it resets things to how they were before it ran, not to the bootup state. – Loren Pechtel Sep 21 '10 at 13:59
You can use a freeware tool like RivaTuner or nHancer to create display settings profiles. Create a base profile for your normal settings and use that when this problem occurs. I believe you can set up auto-profiles for games as well, although that typically involves changing settings on launching rather than exiting a game. Still, worth exploring I think. – boot13 Sep 21 '10 at 15:24
It finally crashed. I installed RivaTuner and created a default profile but I find I don't even need it-- the mere act of calling up the screen to set the low level profile resets the monitor to what it should be. Unfortunately I have no way of accepting a comment as the right answer but since I see you also made the original post I'll accept it anyway. – Loren Pechtel Oct 4 '10 at 2:27

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