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Cannot Display This Video Mode

Posted on 2006-10-30
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XP Desktop.  When power up you see the Windows XP, etc.  Then it goes blank and this message appears...."Cannot Display This Video Mode"
How do I fix this if I can't see anything on monitor and if I could how do I fix this?  Thanks!!
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Question by:bdids
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by:jamietoner
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boot into safe mode using f8 before the xp spalsh screen is displayed (right after the bios screen)
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You don't have to use Safe Mode ... just press F8 at the beginning of the boot process (as noted above) and choose "Enable VGA Mode" ==> the system will then boot to XP with standard VGA mode.   You can then use the Display Settings menu to select the resolution you want.   Note:  If your monitor is VESA DDC compliant, you will only be offered choices it supports at that point.
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by:Christophermagee
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Do what Jamie said, and while in safe mode change the resolution of your screen. You can do this by right clicking on a blank area of the desktop and going properties, when the dialogue box appears goto the settings tab and change the screen resolution to 800x600 and the colour to 16 bit.

Reset your machine then if it comes up with the same error message, restart goto safe mode and reinstall the video driver, if you dont know how to do this just ask. If it boots up change the resolution to one you are comfortable with.

Hope it works.
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