Sometimes, when you try to setup some older devices to newer OS or PC, it may not be a perfect match. the typical native setup the monitor wants to run what the video source may consider its own native default. You neeed to find the match and then save and exit to apply or apply beforehand. If won't save or continues to error then you have mismatch conflict where the basic h/w won't interface on a friendly level.
Native Resolution 1280 x 1024 at 75.0 Hz (from specs)
The above is native and i suspect the resolution is normal, but the 75Hz. isn't typical for your video source. You may need to get another video card, probably a better updated one that allows 75Hz. While not normal;y provided some monitors have "driver setups" which help settle some issues. Check to see if yours provides one. Also, while you PC may acknowledge the monitor as some model#, that setup s/w from the vendor while minor helps more than hinders.
If too old, then maybe the source of a bad setup, a good match can't be had.
I have a Dell Optiplex 755 desktop running Win 7 Pro. I want to use my Princeton VL173 17 inch monitor. When I attach it and turn on the computer I get a message "Oversize. Set resolution to 1280 X 1024." After that the screen goes black.
I found that I can run the monitor if I use safe mode. I have tried setting the resolution by doing that, but as soon as I reboot the problem is still there.
Any ideas are welcome