Windows 10: Display Settings Problem - Can't change my resolution back!

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  1.    25 Nov 2017 #1

    Display Settings Problem - Can't change my resolution back!

    Hi guys,

    Ok I'm gonna just put it out there, I was surfing porn sites and when I was opening multiple tabs (so I don't know which one it was) my screen just turned off for a split second and when it came back on the resolution was all changed, everything looks so big now!

    What's weird is that when I try to change the screen resolution back by going into the "Display Setting" menu by right-clicking the desktop, it's completely missing the display setting part where it shows the actual monitors (you know, the ones that has a picture of a monitor with "1" and "2" on it). I took a screenshot of it too.

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    Is this caused by some sort of virus? Did it wipe out my display drivers or something?

    Please help, it'll be much much appreciated as it's so hard use my computer now with such a massive screen.

    Thanks guys in advance!
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  2.    25 Nov 2017 #2

    I'm starting to find this kind of funny.
    I had the same problem this morning, and when I finally just searched the forums, I found out that 2 dozen other people are having the same issues this week.
    Find your display adapter in Device Manager and right click Properties, then go to the driver header and see if the "roll back" option is available. That's your solution (or at least it was for me and a dozen others).

    It would appear Windows Update managed to upset screen resolutions across the world in one fell swoop.

    I had all the same problems, including the reduced resolution and inability to toggle multiple displays.
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  3.    25 Nov 2017 #3


    Hi eric9000k,

    Thanks for your reply, but still didn't work, the "Roll Over" button is inactive (see below).

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    Even if I select "Update Driver" it says that I've got the latest driver installed.

    Would you know any alternative way?
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  4.    25 Nov 2017 #4

    Uninstall the driver, and reboot.
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  5.    25 Nov 2017 #5

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  6.    25 Nov 2017 #6

    debsawyer said: View Post
    Uninstall the driver, and reboot.
    It's not that easy after the latest Win update, because at least in my wife's computer, they erased all of the previous drivers.

    We had to do a Win rollback, then rollback the drivers after that, to find the correct driver.

    Nothing else would work !
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  7.    26 Nov 2017 #7

    I guess if you're unlucky enough to not be able to roll back the drivers then you probably need to restore your system.

    I wonder if you can find the exact driver name (it's in some other threads) and just try to find a way to have Windows use that one.
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  8.    27 Nov 2017 #8

    Ok so I reinstalled windows and still didn't work.

    I googled so many pages but can't find the answer to it.

    I mean, how can my "Select and rearrange displays" option can go missing from my Display Settings??? What did a potential virus wipe out of my system?
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  9.    27 Nov 2017 #9

    Hey deedelic,
    It's a driver issue for that ATI 3000 card. Check this thread ... ATI Radeon 300 driver problem - Windows 10 Forums
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  10.    28 Nov 2017 #10

    Here's a simple fix. :)

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