When I turn on the computer it acts very differently than when I reboot it.
[WinXP Pro, Intel Core2 6600, 2.4GHZ, 2GB RAM, NVIDA GeForce]
- Monitor must be plugged into the motherboard or no image.
- Screen resolution 800x600.
- Changes to the resolution cause only the top half of the screen to be usable, and are lost when I shut down the computer.
- Desktop icons arranged in neat rows on left of desktop.
- Nothing of note in system tray
- In Device Manger -> Display adapter: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family
- In Device Manger -> Monitors, two monitors are listed
- Hibernate and standby work.
- Monitor must be plugged into the graphics card or no image.
- Screen resolution - 1280x1024
- Desktop icons arranged in the cute circle that I put them in.
- NVIDIA icon shows in system tray.
- In Device Manger -> Display adapter: NVIDA GeForce 6200LE
- In Device Manger -> Monitors, one monitor is listed
- Hibernate and standby do not work.
- When awakened after a hibernation it says:
The system could not be restarted from its previous location because the restoration image is corrupt. Delete restoration data & proceed to system boot?
- Monitor must be plugged into the graphics card.
- Screen resolution - 1024x768
- Odd icon shows in system tray whose tooltip says "Intel Graphics"
For a while my morning ritual was to boot, wait, reboot using (alt+ctrl+del -> ctrl+u -> R), wait. Keeping the monitor plugged into the graphics card.
But aside for the inefficiency of this method, I sometimes want to standby and can't.
On the other hand, the computer is unusable when set to 800x600.
Please help, anyone?