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Can anyone throw any light on why the nvidia control panel does not save my settings. I am trying to change the Aspect Ratio in the Display/Adjust desktop size and position tab but it just will not save. The screen flashes when I click apply and then reverts immediately back to the original settings. I am now at the end of my tether with this problem.

Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks :)

BTW, Win7 64 bit with a GeForce GTX560Ti card and I've updated my drivers to the latest version 337.88.
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Pajama: Can anyone throw any light on why the nvidia control panel does not save my settings. I am trying to change the Aspect Ratio in the Display/Adjust desktop size and position tab but it just will not save. The screen flashes when I click apply and then reverts immediately back to the original settings. I am now at the end of my tether with this problem.

Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks :)

BTW, Win7 64 bit with a GeForce GTX560Ti card and I've updated my drivers to the latest version 337.88.
When you click 'apply' the screen should adjust, and then a small confirmation dialog should appear with yes/no answer buttons, defaulted to 'no'. Unless you press 'yes', your settings will not stick.
Yes, I do all of that but immediately the screen flickers and reverts back to the original setting. I'm beginning to think that maybe it is a rare bug with nvidia as I've searched on-line and a few people have reported having this problem in the nvidia forums. I've even completely uninstalled and then reinstalled the drivers with a clean install to no avail :(

I had hoped that it was a simple thing I had overlooked especially knowing how temperamental Win 7 can be! :)
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Pajama: Yes, I do all of that but immediately the screen flickers and reverts back to the original setting. I'm beginning to think that maybe it is a rare bug with nvidia as I've searched on-line and a few people have reported having this problem in the nvidia forums. I've even completely uninstalled and then reinstalled the drivers with a clean install to no avail :(

I had hoped that it was a simple thing I had overlooked especially knowing how temperamental Win 7 can be! :)
It may be a bug, but not necessarily with the drivers; it is possible that the correct keypress is not being registered. Try rebooting *before* you change settings. It may or may not work, but it's worth a shot. NB: you *must* use the mouse; using [Enter] will default to 'no'.
Post edited June 07, 2014 by Hickory
Ok, I've tried rebooting and then changing the settings but the same thing happens. I click (with the mouse) Apply and then Yes, save the settings. The screen then flashes and reverts to the original settings. Grr! I have absolutely no idea what my computer is playing at!

Anyway, thank you for the help though :)
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Pajama: Ok, I've tried rebooting and then changing the settings but the same thing happens. I click (with the mouse) Apply and then Yes, save the settings. The screen then flashes and reverts to the original settings. Grr! I have absolutely no idea what my computer is playing at!

Anyway, thank you for the help though :)
Maybe it has to do with your settings files? The nVidia settings are stored in C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\Drs\, so you could try renaming the Drs folder and creating a new one, so that new settings are created -- I know you said you did a clean install, and these should have been overwritten, but again it's worth a shot.
I gave that a go but still no luck. I'm going to officially admit defeat but many thanks for your help +1
OK, I've cracked the problem and thought I'd post in case anyone else has the problems that I had regarding the Nvidia Control Panel not accepting a change to the 'Aspect Ratio' settings. I worked out that my monitor settings were overriding all other settings so I changed the aspect from 'Full' to 'Aspect' within the monitor settings and voilà! no more stretched games and one very happy gamer :)
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Pajama: OK, I've cracked the problem and thought I'd post in case anyone else has the problems that I had regarding the Nvidia Control Panel not accepting a change to the 'Aspect Ratio' settings. I worked out that my monitor settings were overriding all other settings so I changed the aspect from 'Full' to 'Aspect' within the monitor settings and voilà! no more stretched games and one very happy gamer :)
Great. Thanks for reporting back on the solution. :)