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I hope this is the right place to post this but I want to get this fixed ASAP.

I bought a new 24" widescreen Samsung 245b the other day so I could run 2 monitors, using my ViewSonic 19" non-wide as my second. Everything was working okay until (I think this is the issue) I downloaded Ultramon. Now, it works when I first download it and that's all fine, but when I turn my PC off then turn it on again later, only my 24" starts up and it's running on 4-bit colours and 800x600 resolution. A little worse than the original 1920x1200.

It displays this error message when I try to change the resolution and stuff:



The only way I have been able to fix this is to system restore. I have downloaded new drivers for my VGA (which is an 8800GT) but it still doesn't help. Does anyone know what could be doing this? I really hope it's not ultramon :s

EDIT: I just restored again and didn't install ultramon, and I've rebooted twice and it's back to normal. So for some reason, Ultramon was really pissing off windows.

So now my question is, is there another program similar to ultramon? Or can anyone suggest a way around it? I noticed that I can't download earlier versions of ultramon because you have to pay for it, and I don't even know if that would work :\\
Edited by KHORR - 6/3/08 at 6:56pm
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post #2 of 9
Will your XFX GeForce 8800GT XXX Edition do 1920x1200?
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post #3 of 9
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Yes it does. I've had everything running sweet on the biggest res, it just turns out now that my windows doesn't like Ultramon for some reason I've tried the latest release and the beta but it still won't work.

I've found another program to do multi taskbars, which isn't as good, but it still works. I'd really love to use Ultramon but meh.
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post #4 of 9
Well, you can do the same thing is Display Properties, it's just a little rougher.
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Yeah but you can't have a taskbar on the second monitor unless you use a different program right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KHORR View Post
Yeah but you can't have a taskbar on the second monitor unless you use a different program right?
Pickey, pickey.....
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
Pickey, pickey.....
It's just easier I have another program for it now!
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nTune? Yuck!
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post
nTune? Yuck!
I'm using umm... Multimon taskbar. If anyone can recommend something better i'll be very happy!
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