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#1 eman60

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:49 AM

I have an HP workstation xw8000 with windows XP. We got it from GE, and they were using it for MRIs (I don't know if that's why the BIOS is different). I put the resolution on past what the monitor was capable of and now after the OS boots the monitor is black. Windows is running, just not on the monitor. When I try to get into 'Windows Advanced Options Menu' by pressing f8 during startup, this happens: Attached File  IMG_3734.JPG   121.84KB   1 downloads . These are apparently different ways to boot windows, none of them are safe mode though. If I go into 'enter Setup' Then the BIOS appears: Attached File  IMG_3735.JPG   147.66KB   1 downloads . The 'Boot' Tab looks like this: Attached File  IMG_3736.JPG   145.76KB   1 downloads . NO SAFE MODE!!! Please help.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:53 AM

Do you get anything by tapping either Del or Esc at boot?

 

Edit: If that does give results you will need to edit the registry offline and change the XResoluton and YResolution keys as explained on this page.

 

Use Method 2 shown here to edit the registry on a computer that does not boot.


Edited by JohnC_21, 28 July 2016 - 07:59 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:59 AM

esc goes to 'boot summary and progress'.

 

 

That looks like you have to be able to see the desktop to use run and start.


Edited by eman60, 28 July 2016 - 08:03 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:03 AM

See my edited post on editing the registry to change the screen resolution.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:14 AM

But on your first method it says to Start---->Run--->regedit . You cant do that without a desktop, right?



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:17 AM

You need to download Hirens Boot CD. This is essentially a miniXP system. Edit the registry as shown in my second link, Method 2. After Booting Hirens select MiniXP in the menu.

 

Browse to the registry keys shown in my first link and edit to your required resolution. 


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:23 AM

How do you boot from Hirens in the Bios?

 

Also: what program would you recommend to burn it onto the disk?


Edited by eman60, 28 July 2016 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 08:43 AM

You need to set the CD/DVD to be the first boot device in BIOS. Burn the iso of Hirens by right clicking the iso on a Windows 7 or later computer and select Burn Disk Image or you can burn the image with Imgburn. I would use a write speed no greater than 8X if using Imgburn.

 

Edit: Or use the boot menu to select your CD/DVD drive. This overides the boot order in BIOS.


Edited by JohnC_21, 28 July 2016 - 08:45 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:13 PM

When I try to find the dafault resolution in the registry settings, I can't find 'Monitor' after going through "My Computer--->HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG--->System--->CurrentControlSet--->Control--->VIDEO".

 

Also, will changing the resolution in Hirens change it on the Main OS?



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:23 PM

If you used Registry PE in Hirens you should see a Monitor setting listed. I checked my registry setting and it is there. You need to keep drilling down. In Video there is a long alpha numeric folder. Then 0000 and finally the MonXXXXXXX key.

 

HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\VIDEO\{1A3EB677-F210-43AE-85B9-C6964FF59BF6}\0000\Mon12345678

 

You may want to change the setting in 0000 in addition to MonXXXXXXX. I saw the setting in both locations.

 

Yes, You will change the resolution on the Main OS using Registry PE. You need to make sure you select the correct location of the hives shown in step 5

 

5. When asked to, set the remote Windows directory (usually C:\Windows) and press OK



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:26 PM

Which file do I edit in 0000?

 Where is the directions for setting the hives?



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:32 PM

Which file do I edit in 0000?

 Where is the directions for setting the hives?

I am not sure what you mean. I linked to the Registry keys that need to be changed in post #2

 

DefaultSetting.XResolution REG_DWORD 0x00000400 (1024)
DefaultSetting.YResolution REG_DWORD 0x00000300 (768)

 

1) Alternate-click DefaultSetting.XResolution
2) Click Modify
3) In the window that opens, change the 400 to 320 [which is equal to 800 in base 10]
4) Click ok.

1) Alternate-click DefaultSetting.YResolution
2) Click Modify
3) In the window that opens, change the 300 to 258 [base 10 for 600]
4) Click ok.

 

 

 

When you double click the above registry keys you can click the DEC button for decimal instead of HEX and input 600 for Y and 800 for X. This will give you 800 X  600 resolution which should be handled by the monitor. As I previously posted I would change both keys in the 0000 folder and the MonXXXXXX folder.

 

What are the current numbers for X and Y resolution?



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:35 PM

That's the problem. I don't have DefaultSetting.XResolution REG_DWORD 0x00000400 (1024) OR DefaultSetting.YResolution REG_DWORD 0x00000300 (768) in the registry.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:36 PM

Do you have the 0000 and MonXXXXXX keys?



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:37 PM

I have 0000. Not MonXXXXXX.






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