Frequency Out of Range

March 15, 2011 at 11:32:22
Specs: Windows Vista
Accidentally set the graphic settings too high and on a friends computer and now the monitor has a Frequency Our of Range issue. I am able to get into the BIOS Mode. Initially the Quick Boot Mode was enabled so I disabled that in order to get the window that shows all the system information prior to the widows screen coming up. I've pressed and held, then continuously pressed F8 key but can't seem to get the safe mode to start up. I saw in BIOS something about the Monitor Hardware but it didn't seem to have anything I could choose from or a default setting. Could some please help me figure this out... Is there anyway to get the safe mode to come up prior to the windows logon screen... I was wondering if doing a system restore might help with setting the video display back to a time when it was working.

Please Help ME... I'm desperate and broke so I can't afford a repair or new anything!

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March 15, 2011 at 11:42:43
Follow up to original post... I was able to get the F8 to work and I am at a window that gives me Advance Options Menu that is requesting an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA Mode
Last known good configuration

Could someone tell me if I select the Last known good configuration would that reset the video card so that it will stop with the frequency out of range error message? or should I enable the vga mode? of safe mode with command prompt? I tried the safe mode but it ran a bunch of system 32 diagnostic info. and then monitor went black with the exception of the error message.

Could someone suggest what I should try next please

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March 15, 2011 at 13:23:17
Select "Enable VGA Mode" then set the screen resolution to the native setting for your monitor. If you don't know what the native resolution is supposed to be, look it up.

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March 15, 2011 at 16:50:19
Thank you for the advice... I gave that a try prior to your response and it did work... I was a bit confused though to find that it had been reset to the 60hz when I opened the tab to do it... go figure... Anywhooo, I was grateful that I was able to restart it in a normal windows mode and my substitute monitor was displaying images... Now with any luck when I take the tower back to my Godmothers house and hook her crt to it will still be working fine.

Again, your help and response is greatly appreciated!

May Peace and Blessings be upon you...

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