So, it sounds like if you do it manually, it stays until you reboot. Is thatWanda X. Starr said:First, thank you all for persevering for a fix to my strange problem!
No, it never sticks. I have manually set the resolution to 1920x1080
in everything I can find and it still goes back to 1680x1050 after
every restart. The display setting starts at 1920x1080 for about three
seconds, then switches to the lower resolution as the desktop loads. I
tried manually setting the resolution to 1768x992 (in between
1920x1080 and 1680x1050) but it switches back to 1680x1050.
When you uninstalled and reinstalled the Nvidia drivers, did you also choose
the option to delete your Nvidia provile?
I would go online and research a free driver removal program and then use it
to get rid of all the video drivers in your machine (perhaps there are even
some old ATI drivers on there). After dl'ing and installing such a program
and making sure you have the new Nvidia drivers somewhere you can find them,
make a restore point. Use Add-Remove to uninstall the old nvidia drivers,
reboot into Safe Mode, use the new driver removal program you installed and
use it according to its directions.
It sure seems that an old remnant is still in your system.
Have you searched your registry and computer for all references to Nvidia
after you uninstalled the drivers?
Here is a link to a rather complicated way to do it manually.
Hopefully you will get it solved.