I did something dumb. The screen resolution on my Dell Latitude D830 was changed to 800x600 and it wouldn't allow me to change anything. I went into the advanced settings and on the troubleshoot tab I changed the driver settings because I am an idiot. As soon as I hit enter the screen went black and I couldn't get anything. I tried to connect to an external monitor, and it said the resolution was too low/high and another said output is out of range. I hard reset the computer and while plugged into my TV got the message:
RTC mode fixed - Time and date may be wrong
Invalid configuration information - please run SETUP program
Time-of-day not set - please run SETUP program
Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
When I hit F1 it started Windows in either repair mode or normally. I did this and re-installed the driver from Dell, but when I restarted the computer it would freeze whenever it gets to the welcome screen. If I hit F2 after a hard reset it goes into the BIOS setup (I think is what it is) and when I exit that the screen goes black. When I hit F5 the screen goes black. I have no clue what to do. I was resigned to just re-installing Windows but I can't exit the BIOS after I changed the Boot menu to restart the computer to boot from CD drive. Sorry to be long, just wanted to be thorough. Thank you very much for any help.