Solved

I set the resolution too high, now the screen is black. What do I do?

Posted on 2008-10-21
2
814 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
    I set the resolution too high and now the screen went black (it even said on the screen that the resolution is too high). So I restarted in VGA mode and then tried to reset the resolution. It was already set at 480x640 (or whatever the minimum is). The apply button was greyed out. I just hit OK. I restarted. But the screen is still black (and it still says the resolution is too high).
     What exactly do I have to do to lower the resolution? I guess simply restarting in VGA mode isn't enough.
0
Comment
Question by:john8217
2 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Mark earned 125 total points
ID: 22772295
Uninstall the video card in safe mode and then restart the computer normally. The video card will be reinstalled and the proper resolution can be set.
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:Dizzybro
Dizzybro earned 125 total points
ID: 22772374
Yep sparkmaker is right. Uninstalling your video card in safe mode will have it reset to default settings, booting up and reinstalling drivers should put it back on your videocard, but with default settings.
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Android Box Xibo software 3 127
Which browser works with XP 16 197
Old Xray equipment running on Win XP so can't upgrade to the latest Eaglesoft 10 58
wireless name in LAN adapter 14 50
In a recent article here at Experts Exchange (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18880/PaperPort-14-in-Windows-10-A-First-Look.html), I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to r…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

803 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