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By capri ·
In teaching a Computer Basics class, I had the students looking at the "settings" to change the screen area from the lowest setting to the highest setting. While explaining that they would not want to press OK to change to the highest setting, one student did press OK. Immediately Windows98 started again, but the monitor now will not display anything but "....frequency out of range." How can I reset the monitor to its original setting?

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by acchong In reply to Monitor problem

Re-start the PC.
When the PC restart, press F8.
Then choose Safe Mode.
Change the display settings back to 800X600 or any other screen selection which will not giv u problem.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Monitor problem

Hi,

The above answer should take care of this problem, but more generally I think it would be worth your while to invest in Norton Ghost which will allow you to take a build of a fresh, complete working version of windows and transfer it to an "image file" which can then be used to quickly restore a PC to working state when one of your students does some more permanent damage in the future.

Many training facitities use this approach. Furthermore, you will be able to refresh your PCs at the end of a lesson so you can be sure the next class will have working PCs with no wierd settings left over from the last class.

Here is a simplified summary of what you might do.

1. Set up two partitions on each PC
2. Normally make the second one hidden.
3. Use Norton Ghost to "image" the boot partition to an image file on the second partition.
4. Now hide that partition.
5. Create a boot floppy with a simple script that....
a. Unhides the partition
b. Re-images to boot partition from that image you created.
c. Rehides the partition.

All this is explained with the Norton Ghost documentation and you can post questions back here if you get stuck.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by jmarchetto In reply to Monitor problem

You should be able to start in SAFE MODE. However, safe mode automatically drops to a lower screen setting (meaning it will boot fine in safe mode, but then when you reboot in to normal mode, you are back to the same problem.) I have found to solve this try to change the screen area while in safe mode (if more then one choice exists in safe mode for you). Click apply or ok. Then reboot to normal mode. If that didn't work, go back into safe mode and uninstall the video card (just the drivers, not PHYSICALLY), via the DEVICE MANAGER. When you reboot to normal mode, windows SHOULD default to a lower screen size (b/c it doesn't know what the video card can handle, since the video card was uninstalled) and the plug & play should pop up for the video card. Install the drivers (from Windows or the manufacture's disk) and you should be good as new.

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