Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:22 PM
Out of range is usually caused by the frequency being out of whack. Offhand, I don't know why this would suddenly start unless you've changed display settings. Do the F8 thing again and go into Safe Mode, then set the thing to its default, whatever it is. Is this LCD or CRT? (I suspect LCD) Do you have a manual or even the box the monitor came in that tells you the proper frequency?
You don't mention if this is a older computer and it was working fine, or if you just purchased it and it never worked. If it's still in warranty, I'd contact Circuit City or whoever handles their warranty. It's either a corrupted driver, failing hardware, or a messed-up setting. LCD monitors have a default resolution where they work best, and that is where they should be set. If you have an old CRT around, try starting up with that. At the very least, you could change the video settings to the same as the LCD and then switch back. (IF the CRT will support those settings . . .)