Computer is Out Of Range


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Unknown User

OK, this happen last night when I was trying to change the fonts of my screen..but then instead of changing the fonts I changed the resolution instead (thinking it would work) then I clicked apply then all went Out of Range. I tried restarting my computer it load for few seconds then the message shows up (Out Of Range). Then, I searched up on google on how to fix this kind of stuff and one of them says I need to connect the computer to another monitor, which I don't have and F8 for safe mode but no luck..

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem..=(
Thanks in advance.

Suziiee

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Paul

Unknown said:
OK, this happen last night when I was trying to change the fonts of my screen..but
then instead of changing the fonts I changed the resolution instead (thinking it
would work) then I clicked apply then all went Out of Range. I tried restarting my
computer it load for few seconds then the message shows up (Out Of Range). Then,
I searched up on google on how to fix this kind of stuff and one of them says I
need to connect the computer to another monitor, which I don't have and F8 for
safe mode but no luck..

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem..=(
Thanks in advance.

Suziiee

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This is just a guess.

One approach might be, to boot into Safe Mode (press F8 during startup),
and use System Restore to return the computer to a restore point just
before you changed the resolution. Such an approach relies on an appropriate
restore point being available. If you normally leave System Restore disabled (such
as might happen after fighting with some malware), you might not have
a restore point to rely on. So a working System Restore could make
solving this pretty easy.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

My guess is, the resolution choice is stored in the registry. So if
there was some way to edit the registry, it may be possible to
correct the setting there. But I'm not sure that all graphics devices
store the information in exactly the same format in the registry.
So it may not be possible to give instructions for correcting
it that way. (There was one user, who made me aware of some registry
keys that could be deleted, for an Intel built-in graphics chip, but
I couldn't find similar entries for my ATI AGP card.)

If you start in Safe Mode, I don't think you can correct the
resolution setting at that time, because the video driver wouldn't
be loaded. And that is the reason for starting in Safe Mode in the
first place. So Safe Mode should give you a usable monitor, but
it may not allow the usual Windows controls to correct the situation.
That is why I'm thinking that System Restore (rstrui.exe program),
is one way to fix it, while in Safe Mode.

Uninstalling the video card driver, while in Safe mode, may not
correct the situation either. Because, as soon as you reinstall
the driver, the old preferences will remain stored in the
registry. If the video driver was careful to remove *all*
video card related registry content, then that would be a potential
solution. But I don't think that will work. So I'm not suggesting that
as a Safe Mode solution (uninstall/reinstall driver).

Doing a "Repair Install" of WinXP is another solution, but that is
pretty extreme, and is hopefully unnecessary.

Paul
 
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Bruce Chambers

Unknown said:
OK, this happen last night when I was trying to change the fonts of my screen..but then instead of changing the fonts I changed the resolution instead (thinking it would work) then I clicked apply then all went Out of Range. I tried restarting my computer it load for few seconds then the message shows up (Out Of Range). Then, I searched up on google on how to fix this kind of stuff and one of them says I need to connect the computer to another monitor, which I don't have and F8 for safe mode but no luck..

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem..=(
Thanks in advance.

Suziiee

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The error message means that you've set your display properties to
something your monitor cannot handle.

Boot into VGA Mode or Safe Mode and then set the display
(resolution, refresh rate, and/or number of colors) to something that
your monitor can handle. Consult its manual to determine acceptable
settings. Reboot one more time, into Normal Mode.


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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

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killed a great many philosophers.
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Suziiee Palmitos

I was kinda wondering as well on how to put on safe mode..I read that I have to press F8 too do that..then use arrows to choose on safe mode..however when I pressed F8 I blue screen pops out and which has options like this...

"==Select a Boot First device==
Hard Disk
- Ch2 M. : ST3160212AS
- Bootable Add-In Cards
CDROM - Ch0 M. : Sony DVD RW AW-G170
Network
Legacy Lan Cards"

OK, this is what appears on a blue screen after pressing F8..and can't exactly find Safe Mode..

So..Any ideas on how am I suppose to go safe mode..I'm using Packard Bell by the way..

Thanks and thanks for the replies.



Bruce Chambers wrote:

Unknown User wrote:The error message means that you have set your display
25-Oct-09

Unknown User wrote:


The error message means that you have set your display properties to
something your monitor cannot handle.

Boot into VGA Mode or Safe Mode and then set the display
(resolution, refresh rate, and/or number of colors) to something that
your monitor can handle. Consult its manual to determine acceptable
settings. Reboot one more time, into Normal Mode.


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot

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Paul

Suziiee said:
I was kinda wondering as well on how to put on safe mode..
I read that I have to press F8 too do that..then use arrows
to choose on safe mode..however when I pressed F8 I blue
screen pops out and which has options like this...

"==Select a Boot First device==
- Ch2 M. : ST3160212AS
- Bootable Add-In Cards
Legacy Lan Cards"

OK, this is what appears on a blue screen after pressing F8..and can't exactly find Safe Mode..

So..Any ideas on how am I suppose to go safe mode..I'm using Packard Bell by the way..

Thanks and thanks for the replies.

F8 is used twice in the life of your computer.

Just after you turn on the power, the BIOS starts up.
The BIOS "listens" for F8, for about the first 30 seconds.
If you press F8 very early, then the BIOS "popup boot menu"
will appear. That is what those

Hard Disk
CDROM
Network

options are for.

Once the BIOS power on self test is finished, and
the boot partition is accessed, then you have a
second opportunity to press F8. In this case,
the operating system is "listening" and will enter
Safe Mode, if you time the pressing of F8 correctly.

Note that the various "magic key presses" used by the BIOS,
differ from one brand of hardware to another. For example,
on my computer, F10 is used for the BIOS popup boot menu.
But F8 will be consistent as a choice for Safe Mode, as
that is a Windows XP feature. So on my computer, I can
actually press F8 a bit earlier and get away with it,
because the BIOS isn't looking for F8. It happens
to be looking for F10. Same goes for the key used to
enter the BIOS. On some machines, it is <Del>, on
others F2, and so on. Lots of inconsistency in
what the various BIOS companies support and use.

HTH,
Paul
 
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M.I.5¾

OK, this happen last night when I was trying to change the fonts of my
screen..but then instead of changing the fonts I changed the resolution
instead (thinking it would work) then I clicked apply then all went Out of
Range. I tried restarting my computer it load for few seconds then the
message shows up (Out Of Range). Then, I searched up on google on how to
fix this kind of stuff and one of them says I need to connect the computer
to another monitor, which I don't have and F8 for safe mode but no luck..

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem..=(
Thanks in advance.

Proceed as follows.

1. Boot your computer into safe mode (by pressing the F8 key as soon as the
POST finishes). Select 'Safe Mode' from the menu. The desktop will have
large icons on it - don't worry.

1a. If F8 takes you in the BIOS setup as some do, just select 'Exit without
Save' and *then* press F8 again.

2. Right click on the desktop and select 'properties' then select the
'Settings' tab from the box that appears.

3. Click the 'Apply' button and then 'OK' (Note: that in this one instance,
OK does *not* also mean Apply).

4. Restart the PC and allow it to boot into your normal mode. The icons
will probably be very large at this stage.

5. Now repeat step 2 and then select a resolution and colour depth (usually
32 bit) to suit your monitor. If the color depth is not offered, select the
resolution and reboot. It should then become available.

6. You will now have to rearrange your desktop icons unless you have the
very handy utility 'icon restore' loaded.
 
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Suziiee Palmitos

OK, I finally manage to go for Safe Mode. (press & hold F5). So, Yeah..I clicked on it then after a few seconds it loads (it listed some stuff which I completely did not understand)..However, after that the message Out Of Range appeared again. I tried doing that few more times..but with no luck.





M.I.5? wrote:

<Unknown User> wrote in messageProceed as follows.1.
26-Oct-09

<Unknown User> wrote in messag

Proceed as follows

1. Boot your computer into safe mode (by pressing the F8 key as soon as th
POST finishes). Select 'Safe Mode' from the menu. The desktop will hav
large icons on it - do not worry

1a. If F8 takes you in the BIOS setup as some do, just select 'Exit withou
Save' and *then* press F8 again

2. Right click on the desktop and select 'properties' then select th
'Settings' tab from the box that appears

3. Click the 'Apply' button and then 'OK' (Note: that in this one instance
OK does *not* also mean Apply)

4. Restart the PC and allow it to boot into your normal mode. The icon
will probably be very large at this stage

5. Now repeat step 2 and then select a resolution and colour depth (usuall
32 bit) to suit your monitor. If the color depth is not offered, select th
resolution and reboot. It should then become available

6. You will now have to rearrange your desktop icons unless you have th
very handy utility 'icon restore' loaded.

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SC Tom

Instead of booting into Safe Mode, see if you can boot into Safe Mode with
Command prompt. If you are able to do that without getting the error
message, type in c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press enter.
This will bring up the System Restore interface. Pick a day before you
started having this problem and see if that helps.

SC Tom
 
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M.I.5¾

OK, I finally manage to go for Safe Mode. (press & hold F5). So, Yeah..I
clicked on it then after a few seconds it loads (it listed some stuff
which I completely did not understand)..However, after that the message
Out Of Range appeared again. I tried doing that few more times..but with
no luck.

In that case reboot and press F10 as the disk drive info appears. Select
VGA mode from the menu presented. Carry on from item 5 in my previous
instructions.
 

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