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Fixing "out of scan range" error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by deflator, Dec 13, 2006.

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  1. deflator

    deflator Thread Starter

    Dec 13, 2006
    My uncle managed to scew his computer up, whenever it starts windows, the monitor starts displaying "out of scan range". I know what the problem is, he changed his display settings to something the monitor couldnt handle, but I dont know how to fix it if I cant see anything in windows?? It will display in safe mode, but changing the display settings in safe mode doesnt fix the problem. Is it possible to fix this if I used a boot disc? The only idea I can come up with is to get a command line program that changed resolution manually, but I dont think that would work
  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boot into Safe Mode ( tap F8 repeatedly when you turn it on . . select Safe Mode) . . go into Device Manager and uninstall the video adaptor . . reboot to let windows "discover it and load new drivers
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