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    Screen Resolution

    I'm running Win2k, and somehow my refresh rate got set higher than my monitor can handle, so my moter is just blank with a 'Sync out of range' box floating around. Does anyone know of a way to fix this?

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    Display Properties->Settings->advaced....

    You should find settings for your graphics card, and usually, that should give the option to alter the refresh rate

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    I would've done that, but its really hard to navigate the display options dialog when you can't see a thing. :P

    Luckily, I found a program called ResSwitch that ran from a command-line that let me fix it.
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    Surely safe mode would have worked?
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    Also, when you start up your comp, hold down CTRL (I'm pretty sure, but it might be ALT), and this will start up in 640x480/60hz, and will remove all overclocking. I figured this one out the hard way

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    Surely safe mode would have worked?
    I tried booting in safe mode, but the res changes didn't carry over .

    Also, when you start up your comp, hold down CTRL (I'm pretty sure, but it might be ALT), and this will start up in 640x480/60hz, and will remove all overclocking. I figured this one out the hard way
    Thanks, I'll have to try that next time I screw it up. :P
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