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I have a windows machine, and after every reboot the desktop resolution and desktop icon locations reset to a early point in time. I have tried the following possible solutions to no effect:

  • Updated the video drivers to the latest
  • Pressed F5 then rebooted
  • Changed the resolution in the registry and rebooted. Initially the resolution is correct, but a few seconds after logging in it changes to the wrong resolution.
    • upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8

Any suggestions?

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Check these out and see if any work for you:

Part 1: WINDOWS DISPLAY PROBLEMS http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6142_102-5012374.html

Part 2: QUESTION ABOUT CORRUPTED DRIVERS AS THE ISSUE http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6142_102-5012950.html

Windows Display keeps resetting after startup http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6142_102-5013627.html

A simple fix... http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6142_102-5012394.html

Try this http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6142_102-5012355.html

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