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By desk23 ·
My computer settings go from 640 x 480 to it's regular settings of 800 x 600. My email
accounts are also changed every morning.
Any ideas why. Running Win98se.

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by desk23 In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Have the latest available.

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by dcosgrove In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Are you on a circuit that may blink down at night? I worked on a network once where once a week one of the Zyplex routers would lose it's strapping. After several weeks and much hair, we realized that once a week the floors got buffed. The buffercaused a momentary brown out, just enough to reset the router without causing a full reboot. Win98 may be blinking down and restarting with an older version of the registry.

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by desk23 In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Thanks, but this is a home computer and is shut right down at night.

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by pokester45 In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Do you have User Policies set up so that when a specific user logs on the PC has their settings. Maybe you change them to your liking but when PC is logged in again the revert to old settings.
This can be accessed through Control Panel/Users.

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by desk23 In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Single user only.
Would a battery or failing memory cause this to start on it's own??

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by dbaideme In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Are you telling us that powering off your pc and restarting during the day does not produce the same result!?

If so try to actually unplug your power during the day for the customary 10-15 seconds.

Let us know the results of this test.

My instincts are telling me that you are using the wrong video driver.

How did you determine the what driver to use for the card, by manufacturer or chip?

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by desk23 In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Used manufacturer site for upgrade,
says I have the most up to date.
It is a built in 8mb video in a Acer computer. Rarely happens during the day.
Thanks.

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

Do you mean to say that the monitor type itself changes from the type you actually are using to some other type of monitor?

This is what I meant when I referred to monitor type not properly defined. Not display 800x600, but actual monitor type.
Found in display properties>setings>advanced.
here you should be able to tell windows the exact make and model of your monitor

Good luck...

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by desk23 In reply to Overnight Re-configuratio ...

The actual 17" monitor type is identified, set at 800 x 600, I tried
another diagnostic system test and upped my video to max, set a user profile, saved settings, now I have to sign in every time at startup. The only difference is now I get an error C:\windows\newdot~3.dll is missing??
The settings were saved under my username, I never had to do this before??? My email configuration is still resetting itself though, but this morning the 800 X 600 was still there.
I guess I have to take it in for service or format and reinstall *******98 to try to get back what I had.

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