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monitor cannot display this video mode

by bhighland / September 27, 2005 1:36 PM PDT

The monitor gives the message Cannot display this video mode, and I can't do anything. Can you help? Thanks!

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try reinstalling the drivers for the video vard
by jonah jones / September 27, 2005 8:11 PM PDT

if you don't know which card you have use www.belarc.com/free_download.html (copy the URL to your browser) and then go to the manufacturers site and download the driver/s


jonah

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CANNOT DISPLAY THIS VIDEO MODE
by piopeterdsouza / November 10, 2005 10:25 AM PST

TRY THIS TRICK:
1: GO TO WINDOWS ADVANCED MENU.
2. ENABLE VGA MODE.
3. CHANGE THE SCREEN RESOLUTION TO 1024 x 768.
4. RESTART.

THE OTHER THING THAT COULD BE TRIED IS:
UNINSTALL THE EXISTING VIDEO DRIVER AND REINSTALL IT AGAIN.

THIRD THING YOU COULD TRY IS: CHANGE THE VIDEO MODE ON THE MONITOR IF YOU HAVE A FLAT SCREEN WITH VGA / DIGITAL MODE. HOW TO DO THIS, CALL YOUR MANUFACTURER OR CALL UP DELL HELPDESK (FEE BASED SUPPORT) HOWEVER, THESE GUYS ROCK, THEY'LL FIX IT FOR YOU.

LAST THING THAT CAN FIX THIS ONE IS:
ENABLE VGA MODE AND RUN THE VIRUS SCAN. YOUR SYSTEM COULD HAVE VIRUSES. SO FORMAT AND REINSTALL THE OS ON THE HARD DRIVE.

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Thank you
by kc_hecka / June 5, 2013 9:04 AM PDT

thanks dude, you're a life saver. i accidentally changed the resolution and i thought i was screwed. i read what you said to do from my nintendo wii and did the steps and it work. i got the pc working again right before my mom came home so my butt was saved Grin thanks again

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resolution setting
by Nadk / October 23, 2005 10:47 PM PDT

It sounds like you've tried to set your display resolution beyond the scope of your monitor. Try booting up into safe mode and then changing your settings back to 1024x768 (or lower) it should work fine then.

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cannot display this video mode analog output
by ryathshay / November 14, 2005 2:29 AM PST
In reply to: resolution setting

Hi. I have the same problem.
Dell E173FP doesn't display POST or BIOS while connected to the analog output. It gives the message "cannot display this video mode". When I get the login promt, it works fine. ALso, if I use an extension cable to get signal from the digital output of my video card, I can see the POST and BIOS, but in Windows everything is fuzzy. I know it's not from OS, because POST or BIOS don't have anything to do with OS.

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2 Options
by sabyasachi_lawyer / October 27, 2005 11:00 PM PDT

You may :
1) once run your motherboard (mainboard) cd & try installing the necessary drives
2) change your monitor since it may not support your wanted resolution at all

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