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H.V. over range ??

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Sorry this is duplicated..not sure if this is a hardware or software problem.

I was removing spyware from a computer when upon reboot I was given this message in a neat little blue box...

H.V. over range

And it won't boot past this point.

The computer in question is a Gateway tower
Intell Pentium 4, 2GHz Processor, 400MHz Bus
512MB Memory
Windows XP Home SP1

I had hardly gotten to remove any of the real critical spayware that has infested this system.

Any clue as to how I can get past this annoyance so I can continue repairing this computer?
The system disk that Gateway supplies is far from a help for repairing the operating system, and wants to install another operating system.
Could I use my stand-alone XP Home disk to repair whats happened?


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by DouglasB In reply to H.V. over range ??

The frequency message comes from the monitor and has nothing to do with Windows. It means that the video mode is being switched and the VGA signal is not valid at the moment. Try booting into Safe Mode or VGA mode and uninstall/reinstall the video driver. Or, the video card or monitor may have gone bad.

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I was able to fix this after booting into safe mode.

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