Solved

can i fix my display settings once i messed them up?

Posted on 2008-10-05
6
1,624 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
i was messing around with the display settings on my moniter because when i had started it up i had it connected to my laptop via s-video. i was prompted to setup the connection but i guess the svid is for output to TVs only and not laptops.

Anyway so i was goofing in Start>control panel>Display>settings tab

I think i pressed something along the lines of "extend my desktop to the other monitor". After i did this i was unable to view porgram after opening them. By clicking on the program in the taskbar i could see it minimizing and maximizing into an outside area of my desktop monitor.

I restarted my desktop and now im stuck, the OS loads and the display is visable up until the windows xp screen where you usually see the desktop appear.

What cna i do to fix this? im on my laptop and i need answers urgently.


i was using a CRT monitor on my desktop and my video card is a GeForce 6800 GS.
0
Comment
Question by:vaavoom
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
hewittg earned 250 total points
ID: 22645979
Boot to safe mode (F8)

Once in Safe Mode

Go to the display settings by right-clicking the desktop

Click the Settings tab.

Then you can change the display settings back to the original configuration.

Let me know if it works.

Glenn
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:hewittg
ID: 22645984
oops,

restart after setting in safe mode
0
 

Author Comment

by:vaavoom
ID: 22646027
in safe mode i was not given the same options as in refgular mode. i was able to get to my desktop in safe mode so restarted to see what would happen, the result is the same except i can now see my cursor on the screen but the screen is still black.
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 

Author Comment

by:vaavoom
ID: 22646159
i went into VGA mode to explore my options and was able to get to the desktop. it prompted me that the display drivers from my g card would need to be re installed and so i did because the display was in 800 x 600. i installed the drivers and restarted only to be returned to the same blank screen...
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:carlsiy
carlsiy earned 250 total points
ID: 22646340
you could try entering safe mode then removing your video card driver. when the pc restarts it would revert to a default low setting. you can then start reinstalling the video driver.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:vaavoom
ID: 31503243
solution was to use system restore.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
I need recommendations on tv wall mounts. 3 146
Seeking a 2U super short depth chassis with front I/O for server closet 7 100
ost file to pst 10 132
tv problems 3 37
Introduction: When experiencing some peculiar problem with the functioning of your PC, how many times has it happened that you look for a solution and even google can’t help? It could be that you are one of the only few people on earth who ma…
More and more people are using the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) tranceivers, and speed is of utmost importance. Testing of speeds are critical to ensure that the devices will meet the speed requirements. There are some testing challen…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now