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Monitor displaying "out of scan range"


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#1 Rod Dakan

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:14 AM

My wife tried to change her wallpaper and in the process got the "out of scan range" message on the screen.

I rebooted using f8 and went to safe mode and control panel and properties and changed all the properties to default and saved it

I rebooted normally and the monitor comes on and displays the xp logo and then blinks and goes into the "out of scan range" message.

can you point me to a solution?

Thanks

Rod

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:26 PM

Worth a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315614.

Forget the portion about starting a game.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:54 PM

Thanks for the tip.

It didn't work however. I did find that the computer in question does load the OS and I can see it on the network.

so the problem is limited to the display.

Maybe even the driver is damaged somehow. If that is the case how best should I go about getting a new driver.


Thanks again

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:16 PM

I would have simply uninstalled the current video drivers...and then reinstalled same.

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Display adapter.

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Edited by hamluis, 20 July 2010 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2010 - 03:42 PM

Could it be that the res of the desktop image is to large for the monitor. I would think that the screen res would supersede the res of the image?
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:31 PM

The size of the image is most likely the problem as that is what she was doing.

I started the machine in safe mode and opened the display option and set everything to none hoping that would work but still am getting the error

I will try the devmgmt.msc and see what that brings.

I will let you all know.


Rod




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