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By samjuarez25 ·
I am installing a new pc in my office. I hooked everything up and upon turning the pc on there is an "out of range message on the monitors screen" What can I do about this? Or how can I fix this. I also tried to hook another monitor to the same pc and the same result appeared.

Thanks SJ

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by sgt_shultz In reply to out of range problem

try booting into safe mode then installing the inf file for the monitor.
the problem is the video card in the pc wants to drive the monitor beyond its specs. you need to modify the video card settings which is going to be hard to do if you can't see, eh?
safe mode will put the pc into fail-safe video settings and I expect it to allow you to check your video and monitor settings. post your video card and monitor model numbers.
when this happens to me, i look around for newest monitor i have. my lcd is great for this so portable. hook that up and it can handle the refresh rate the video card is putting out, see? then I can adjust the card settings to not use that refresh rate and/or install the monitor information file for my monitor so card knows what monitor is capable of.

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by TheChas In reply to out of range problem

The "Out of Range" message on the monitor means that the PC is sending video signals that are outside of the range of options for the monitor.

Usually, this is the video refresh rate.

Do you get this error even on POST?

Or just when Windows loads?

I have run into a number of older monitors that do not support the default refresh rate of Windows XP.

In order to change the refresh rate to a "standard" rate, you may need to connect a higher quality monitor to the system, and then set the display to a low resolution and color depth.

You may even want / need to change the monitor type to "standard VGA" prior to shutting down and connecting the target monitor.

Chas

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by amartya07 In reply to out of range problem

KEEP F8 PRESSED WHEN THE PC BOOTS
YOU WILL BE GIVEN A LOT OF OPTIONS
CHOOSE " OPEN IN SAFE MODE" AND HIT ENTER
YOUR OS WILL GET LOADED
AT THE DESKTOP RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT PROPERTIES GO TO SETTINGS TAB AND SELECT SCREEN RESOLUTION TO 800BY 600
CLICK APPLY AND THEN OK
COMPUTER WILL ASK FOR RESTART
DO SO
I HOPE THIS WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM

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