Recently I downloaded I think something from nVidia, so I could play Battlefield 4 Beta. Suddenly it changed up my screen, and now the highest resolution I can pick is only 1280 x 1024.

Before this, I had 1920 x 1080. I don't know what to do, and I can't set the resolution any higher.

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    I would remove the current drivers then reinstall them or simply roll them back. Likewise specific information on your hardware is required. – Ramhound Oct 2 '13 at 18:43
  • Make sure your monitor matches what the OS thinks it is as well. – willus Oct 2 '13 at 18:56
  • I think I know of a registry workaround to change the screen resolution to a custom value. Are you comfortable with tinkering with the registry? – gparyani Oct 2 '13 at 19:32
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    @gparyani Given this is an obvious driver issue, why would he want to workaround the easy solution of installing the correct driver? – Moses Oct 2 '13 at 19:39

Per Ramhound's comment, assuming Windows 7: Control Panel > System > (at top left) Device Manager. Expand "Display Adapters" by clicking the + next to it. Selet the nVidia by clicking on it once. Right-click and choose Properties. Go to the Driver tab. Cick on "Rollback Driver". That should revert you to the last one you had before you did the download.


It is also possible that you installed a driver that isn't matched to your video card. In that case, you may be getting a default display driver. You'd know that by going to the same location, and if you didn't see the nVidia display adapter listed, then you may be on a generic driver. In that case, you can go to your system mfr's site and download the display driver for your system, or you might have a support CD/DVD that came with the system and included the drivers. Many systems have all the drivers right on the C: drive; i.e. Dell usually puts theirs under C:\DELL.

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