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Display Properties Nightmare!

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#1 dastardlyd


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:23 PM

Hi everyone!

My first time here and I need help!
I checked the "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" box in display properties under settings tab.
The next time I rebooted everything disappeared, and the screen went blank.
I rebooted again into VGA mode, and was able to log in.
Now the box where I checked "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" is gone.
I want to uncheck it, so that I can have normal logins again.
I went into Control Panel/Display/Settings and I couldn't find the option again.
My resolution is now set at 640 x 480 with 8 bit color quality and everytime i try to change it my screen goes blank!
Do you have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!!

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#2 dastardlyd

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:33 PM


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:52 PM

Have you tried to boot into safe mode? If you still can not access the check box try a system restore point before you change the settings.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:14 AM

Can you change your resolution lower like the 640x480 8bit you have and boot into normal mode? Then you can turn it off. I have a completely different display settings layout but I think you can't see that setting in safe mode.

Hope that helps! :thumbsup:

Edited by Tomo2, 05 March 2008 - 12:15 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:27 PM

Plug your monitor into the other port on your video card.


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