I really don't know what I did but it happened in Safe Mode. The first time I changed the resolution in Safe Mode I didn't get anything. Been up all night trying to figure out why I kept getting no results. I went to the HP site and searched for my monitor model to find out any specific error messages and I came across this one, HP and Compaq Flat Panel Monitors -- Flat Panel Monitor Displays Message about No Signal, Signal out of Range, Sleep, or Power Save. Under section: Windows opens, but after a while the monitor displays the message. They mention the sleep mode may have been activated and for some reason the computer didn't awaken from sleep mode. This could've been the problem. I did what the instructions asked and still no luck. I tried booting up again, pressing the F8 button in order to get in Safe Mode. When the choice for Safe Mode was visible, I noticed VGA Mode, I pressed enter and all of a sudden, Start up/log in screen is visible again so I entered my password and reached the desktop page, YES!! The only problem, the resolution was too low and everything was big. I was finally able to reset the resolution by way of Control Panel, change resolution. Now, I know I was doing this in Safe Mode once I followed you guys' instructions but it seems the computer was stuck in hibernation. Again, I don't know for sure if that's what got me back at my computer but the monitor is back in action.
I really appreciate your prompt responses and your help. So far, I haven't turned the computer off yet. I'm hoping I don't have any virus or malware that could be changing my settings after I re-boot. I have Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011, Malware Bytes and Spybot Search & Destroy but they all say I'm virus and malware free. I'm hoping this doesn't happen again after I turn the computer off. THANKS AGAIN!!! Was wondering if you can leave this topic open for a few days, just in case this happens again after I turn off this comp and re-boot?
Edited by Goldwood, 21 January 2011 - 08:03 AM.