video failure

dell optiplex 320
October 4, 2008 at 06:23:34
Specs: win xp pro 2003, 2140 @ 1600ghz

changed video mode to one not supported, error message reads:
1: auto detect (analog input)
cannot display this video mode
optimum resolution 1440x90 60 hz

i changed video mode to one that is not supported, and now can get no video at all on computer.


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#1
October 4, 2008 at 06:40:30

You should still be able to see the post screen, right? The resolution setting doesn't take effect until you boot into Windows. If you're getting no display at all, the setting's not the problem.

Boot into safe mode & change the resolution back to the native setting for your monitor.

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions" - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction


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#2
October 4, 2008 at 07:37:52

i tried that. after the dell flash screen i get the same error message as before. is there a way to change video modes before i get to windows?

i changed video mode to one that is not supported, and now can get no video at all on computer.


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#3
October 4, 2008 at 07:50:58

"is there a way to change video modes before i get to windows?"

Yes, boot into safe mode. You know how to do that by tapping the F8 key?

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions" - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction


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#4
October 4, 2008 at 08:01:58

i tapped f8 key, til i had choices. safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt. i chose with networking option. the dell flash screen came up, then the same message, telling me video mode was not supported.

i changed video mode to one that is not supported, and now can get no video at all on computer.


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#5
October 4, 2008 at 08:09:29

ok, i got it thank you, i did just plain safe mode and adjusted the settings. much much appreciated. i'm at work and man it could have been bad. again, thank you!

i changed video mode to one that is not supported, and now can get no video at all on computer.


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#6
October 4, 2008 at 11:22:35

If you go to the advance settings in the graphics settings you may be able to set the monitor type (brand/model) this will allow the drivers to exclude the use of settings your monitor can't use.

If your monitor came with a CD then install the drivers for it. What brand and model if the monitor?


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#7
October 5, 2008 at 02:30:57

ok, i got it thank you, i did just vga mode and adjusted the settings. much much appreciated. i'm at work and man it could have been bad. again, thank you!

i changed video mode to one that is not supported, and now can get no video at all on computer.


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