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#1 8 years ago

While my computer was turned on and running fine, the local power company came and was looking at the power meters out side my house. Doing so caused my power to turn off then on for a short second, thus turning off my computer. When I turned it back on my resolution was at its lowest. I then turned it back up to the native settings but noticed everything looked smaller and blurry. Also when loading CoD MW2 the resolution was low. After turning that to it's highest it then brought me to a black screen with a bouncing label saying "input not supported" but the game and sound was still running. I then had to find my way to the exit button using the arrow keys.

I tried googling around but didn't find anything that helped. Any ideas?

Thanks




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#2 8 years ago

Could be a corrupted driver, try re-installing the graphics cards drivers, maybe repair-install of windows or reinstalling mobo-chipset drivers will help also. If you have a spare graphics card you could also test if your card was damaged (which would suck now that you finally managed to get those heating problems under control).

FYI, next time you build a new rig make sure to buy a quality PSU, many of them offer protection to hardware in case of power loss or surges.




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#3 8 years ago

I reinstalled my display drivers but didn't work...

This is so strange! When I play BF BC2 its runs fine! But in the main menu the resolution starts at its lowest and there are black lines at the top and bottom (like during cinematic scenes). When I change the res to its highest it works and clears everything up but the black lines are still there until I resume single player.

What's even weirder, after I exited out everything was back to normal! Everything clear, icons right size. But when I try to play MW2 it starts flickering for awhile then says "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable problem". So I reinstalled DirectX and restarted but now everything is back to crappy resolution and MW2 still does the "Input not supported thing". I played BC2 again hoping it would fix it, but this time it didn't. FML

EDIT: I ran MW2 in safe mode and change the resolution to the lowest. After turning off safe mode I tried every other resolution type and they all work except 1600x1200. I then changed the refresh rate to 60hz and it runs...it used to run at max...I don't understand.




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#4 8 years ago

G your monitor doesn't support that high of res, its only 22", which the max res should be 1680x1050. That's why your icons are all blurry and stuff cause your trying to force your res higher than your screen can handle, and most likely is causing all your problems.




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#5 8 years ago

I've seen this before. The abrupt loss and immediate reinstatement, of power, fubar'd the display software, and potentially damaged your monitor.

Use a surge protector, and as Fancypants said, quality hardware.




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#6 8 years ago
SgtFabulous;5383092G your monitor doesn't support that high of res, its only 22", which the max res should be 1680x1050. That's why your icons are all blurry and stuff cause your trying to force your res higher than your screen can handle, and most likely is causing all your problems.

No I know that, my refresh rate for my desktop is at 60 and my res at 1600x1200. I can still play games at a higher refresh rate, I always have. I tried another monitor but it does the same thing. So there's no way I can fix this? It was also pluged into a power bar but I'm not sure it's a surge protector.




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#7 8 years ago

So everything works normally at 60Hz? Do you have a CRT or LCD screen?

If it is CRT try reinstalling the proper drivers, maybe also reset the factory standards at the on-screen display. If it is a LCD then running it at 60Hz should be ok, LCDs don't really have a refresh rate, so leaving it at 60Hz should work fine.




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#8 8 years ago

MrFancypants;5383715So everything works normally at 60Hz? Do you have a CRT or LCD screen?

If it is CRT try reinstalling the proper drivers, maybe also reset the factory standards at the on-screen display. If it is a LCD then running it at 60Hz should be ok, LCDs don't really have a refresh rate, so leaving it at 60Hz should work fine.

I have the Acer X223w LCD. Even tho it's set on 60Hz it's still blurry. And the only way I can change MW2 to 60Hz is if I run it in safe mode. I shouldn't have to do all this when it was running completely fine before. I really just want to get this fixed and sell this pain the arse computer. It seems like every upgrade I buy is because it's in need of repairs. My car doesn't need this much maintenance for christ sake!




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#9 8 years ago

Maybe the video card got damaged? Seems unlikely, but if it's happening with another monitor too... It's almost like the video card is outputting the wrong resolution.




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#10 8 years ago

The outside electric service don't seem related to your problem. It may have cut power, and possible spike that caused your system to change or not act properly such as a battery on your motherboard. You need to prove AC power caused a spike that caused your battery or motherboard, to malfunction. It could be, they can say anything, but facts are facts. Like I said they might have upset your BIOS, but your system still boots, hard call.