Cannot Display This Video Mode Optimum resolution error

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sleepingbear

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Can anyone help me out? Not long a display came on my monitor saying, Cannot Display This Video Mode
Optimum resolution 1280x1024 60Hz, Just wondering if anyone can help me remove it. I've tried everything I could think of, couldn't even get any help from the place I bought this computer from and dell wasn't any help at all. I bought a refurbished Dell OptiPlex 790. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

cwwozniak

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Hi sleepingbear, and welcome to TSG.

It sounds like your computer is outputting a video signal with a resolution and/or refresh rate not supported by the monitor. You could try rebooting in Safe Mode and setting the display mode to 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz. If that gives a suitable display, restarting the computer should boot Windows in Normal Mode using the new settings.
 

flavallee

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Can you provide a description (brand name, model number, screen size, etc.) of the monitor you're using?

1280 x 1024 is a resolution which is used in standard screen monitors and not in wide screen monitors.

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crjdriver

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I moved this to the hardware forum. The forum in which you posted has nothing to do with your problem.
 
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