last night at three in the morning I was trying to watch Saw on my computer. No biggie, I've done it before. I've recently built a new one (With a DVD Drive) with a much more powerful card, so my screen's resoultion is 1280x1024. Well, It said I needed to lower my resolution to 1024x768, which I did. Problem is, I accidently dragged the scroll bar in my settings to 1600x1200, which my screen cannot handle. I'm using a sony, don't remember the model number. A box appears on the screen that says Out Of Range,(This is the actual monitor box, not something my PC is producing). I can also load up in Safe mode, where I tried to change it, but no Dice. my question is, is there a way to manually change the resolution through my BIO's? Because after the WINDOWS XP thing appears, that box pops up.
this happened to my LG CRT monitor but then after a few minutes it fixed itself.. sorry i cant offer any help
Well, the problem is, I shut my computer down the second I saw it, thinking it'd reset itself. Problem is, it didn't.
Radiation is good.............
16th September 2006
Which scroll bar are you talking about? is it possible to drag it back?
I think he means the slider that allows you to select the different resolutions.
What happened when you tried to change the resolution in safe mode?
I can't think of a way to change the resolution from without being able to see the windows display...
My screen's resolution usually goes to 800x600 after I have installed graphics drivers, so I can only suggest reinstalling them, and hoping.
That's all I can come up with at the moment.
Since resolution is done with the driver, BIOS can't do anything. Uninstall the graphics driver in safe mode, then reboot normally and install it again. It should default to something low like 800x600.
i remember having this problem once, i just shut down my computer and unplugged the powercord. after a minute i plugged it back in and it reverted the resolution to 800x600 (which is the videocard's bios native)
Either re-install your GPU driver or borrow a monitor from a friend that can run at 1600x1200 and lower the setting once you get into XP.
FYI if this ever happens again, simply wait 15 seconds after hitting "Apply" and Windows will assume that your monitor can't handle it and reset the screen resolution.
Rookie_42 FYI if this ever happens again, simply wait 15 seconds after hitting "Apply" and Windows will assume that your monitor can't handle it and reset the screen resolution.
Something I find funny about that is, mine doesn't do that. If I've used that resolution before it doesn't give that message, but if I use a different one it does.
I'm assuming this is due to some 'learning' feature Microsoft have put in.