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out of range

hi,

all of a sudden, boot up my Windows XP system yeilds an " out of Range" error message.
at first i thought it was the wireless keyboard... but i unattached it.. and found no difference.


what could it be... it is dead center in the middle of the screen..


Any help appreciated.


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PCBONEZCommented:
Uninstall the driver for the wireless keyboard and see what happens then.
Let us know.
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asian_niceguyCommented:
sounds like somthings up with the video card. update your video card drivers.
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crawforditsCommented:
video card/monitor problem
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crawforditsCommented:
possibly need to flash bios update
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asian_niceguyCommented:
here's a link to a similar problem. try adjusting your video card refresh rate in safe mode:
http://www.mcse.ms/archive209-2004-5-700087.html
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PCBONEZCommented:
I thought you meant an out of range message -IN- windows.
If you are not getting -to- windows then a video card problem would be it.

How that works:
There is a chip in the monitor that tells the PC what it's settings are.
(The Frequency 'ranges').
The video driver takes that info and sets the video output to be compatible with the monitor.
Your monitor is getting the wrong signal. (Wrong frequency settings.)

Given that it's pretty easy to see what the possible problems might be.
The first thing to check for is a basic bad connection.
Then try the monitor on a different PC and a different monitor on this PC to know if it's the monitor or in the PC that is the weak link in the event chain.

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ridCommented:
Sounds like a monitor message. If you see the BIOS screen and something of the windows startup, you should choose safe mode and then check and adjust the video settings to make sure you are on a resolution and refresh rate that is withing monitor limits.
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intelogentAuthor Commented:
let's stay on this....

i got it going... the herz rate was 60 .. the lowest offered...
but by switching lcd monitors.. both systems were fine...

i am awarding it to crawford.. because he was the first to name it as a monitor problem
thanks guys...i would never of thought monitor.
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