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XSquared
01-24-2003, 09:13 PM
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?

Fordy
01-24-2003, 09:44 PM
Display Properties->Settings->advaced....

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

XSquared
01-24-2003, 09:50 PM
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.

foniks munkee
01-25-2003, 12:12 AM
Surely safe mode would have worked?

napkin111
01-25-2003, 01:07 AM
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 :rolleyes:

//napKIN

XSquared
01-25-2003, 08:28 AM
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

Hammer
01-25-2003, 06:43 PM
start Windows 2000 using the last known good configuration (http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/server/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/server/help/boot_last_good.htm)