Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Often when I put my Windows 7 [64 Bit] PC to sleep and then wake it up, my log-in screen changes size. After i hit Ctrl+Alt+Del and log-in, my Desktop has huge Icons and the open windows are so big that they take all of my screen size. I have to wait for like 10~20 seconds before the monitor automatically brings back the original size/resolution. The problem is that i have lot of programs/icons on my Desktop and every time this happens some of my icons get moved to some other place on my Desktop so i need to bring them back manually to their original place. This problem does not occur every time after i wake-up my PC, but quite often. Has someone similar experience ? Does someone know a solution to this ?

My graphic card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 545. And my monitor is Dell U2412M [24 LCD]. I have updated my graphic card and the problem remains.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

There was a similar problem in Vista, the fix was turning off the screensaver or setting it to blank.

Another option that comes to mind is installing monitor drivers.

share|improve this answer
My screensaver is turned off, so that is not the problem. I will try to download/update my Monitor Driver [Dell U2412M] and report back. – Devid Apr 9 '13 at 20:31
I have installed again a Dell Monitor Driver and the PowerNap Software, and now the problem has gone. – Devid Apr 12 '13 at 13:45

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.