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monitor blank- changed resolution

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#1 farmerjim


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Posted 14 August 2005 - 03:57 PM

My child reset the resolution on their monitor to the maximum, and now the screen shows a quick error message and then goes blue. The operating system is XP Home edition on an hp pavilion 520n computer with an hp m70 monitor. All I ever get to see is the blue screen, and so find it impossible to reset the resolution back to where it was. Is there anyway to fix this problem?

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 05:47 PM

Try right clicking on a blank area on your desktop.

Then click properties and then settings and adjust your resolution.

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 06:48 PM

Hmmm, you could try using the actual buttons on your monitor and adjusting the screen width and height to make it manageable, then reset the resolution back to normal.

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 07:06 PM

Hi farmerjim and welcome to Bleeping Computer!

You may also want to try this:

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode and try reseting the resolution there. Safe mode boots in a lower resolution by default. Inside safe mode, go in and make sure the settings reflect the lowest resolution. Then, reboot into normal mode... just the regular reboot... and try to set the resolution to what you want.

Good luck,


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