I just upgraded to a widescreen monitor, but even after running the installation disk, I couldn't set the resolution properly. The optimal resolution (1600 x 1080) wasn't showing up in my Display Properties, so everything looked squished. My husband tried to fix it, and set it to 1600 x 1200, which of course blacked out the screen and gave the message "Cannot display this video mode." He didn't realize that it would revert in 30 seconds, and so he did what I had taught him to do when he had a problem: He turned the machine off, waited ten seconds, and turned it back on. Now the settings are permanent.
Short of restoring the system to its original state and losing everything, how can I get the display back within range? And then, how can I get it un-squished?(Moderator edit: added Topic Description. jgweed)
Edited by jgweed, 22 February 2007 - 11:13 AM.