I have a Dell Precision 490 running Windows 7 and a NVidia Quadro NVS 285 video card. I have two monitors, and my left is plugged into the cable marked "1" and the right is plugged into "2". Inside Windows both the NVidia Control Panel and the standard Windows Screen Resolution both identify each monitor correctly.
No matter how many times I fix it, when the system starts the appearance has monitor 1 to the right of monitor 2, and monitor 2 is set as the default screen. I can use the NVidia Control Panel and tell it to 'Restore Defaults', and it then goes to the correct configuration.
There is no virus or malware, so I'm stumped why the settings are wrong again when I boot. How can I keep this from happening?