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#1 icechicken13

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:16 PM

UPDATE: By uninstalling my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series) while in safe mode, I'm then able to boot windows properly, and when installed again while running the os normally and windows does the necessary restart, it appears that my problem has been fixed! Thank you guys.

I recently purchased a 25 in. HP monitor to go with my custom built tower running Vista, which was successfully running on an old square Sony monitor for a few weeks. Upon trying to use the new monitor, the Windows startup screens run through fine, then when the desktop should boot up, the screen goes black and reads "Input Signal Out of Range - Change settings to 1920 x 1080 - 60Hz". Trying to run the computer with the old Sony monitor now has the same effect (similar error message), as does using my tv as a monitor.

I've temporarily solved the problem by going to my friends house and using his old tv and an s-cable hookup which allows the desktop to be shown. My more computer savvy friends then changed the display settings on the computer, and we hooked up my new monitor and it was working great until I unplugged everything and brought it home, now everything went back to having to having the same issue. We've gone through this process twice, and if I have to do it again I'm going to pull my hair out.

Booting in safe mode works, and I'm able to see the full screen though it's very low resolution, and changing any display settings while in safe mode does absolutely nothing.

Also it doesn't matter how I hook up my new monitor - same error happens using dvi to hdmi cable as well as vga cable with dvi adapter.



Thanks.

Edited by icechicken13, 23 June 2010 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

i had to do this once with a mac but not windows. when you boot to safe mode and change cycles to 60 Hz it does not save the change ?

safe mode --> in settings click advanced --> monitor tab --> set cycles(Hz)

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

i had to do this once with a mac but not windows. when you boot to safe mode and change cycles to 60 Hz it does not save the change ?

safe mode --> in settings click advanced --> monitor tab --> set cycles(Hz)


I'm actually unable to change the refresh rate in safe mode; correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it's because the normal graphics driver does not boot during safe mode?

I'm not completely familiar with the way that works, but I don't believe I'm able to change it unless I can get windows to run normally, which I'm unable to do.

Thanks for trying to help though! I appreciate it.

Edited by icechicken13, 23 June 2010 - 06:58 PM.





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