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Monitor Problem

by aces99 / April 2, 2011 9:01 AM PDT

Hi, I got a Gateway FPD 1730 flat screen monitor that I am trying to hook up to my computer that is running Windows XP. I took out my old monitor and hooked up the new monitor. The plug on the new monitor is actually the same as the old monitor as well as the power cord. When I turn on my computer everything boots up fine and I can see the BIOS screen, then I can see the Windows XP screen. But then after a few seconds the screen goes blank and all I keep is a message that says "Signal out of range" Anyone have any idea what my problem might be. I have tried rebooting the computer, unhooking and rehooking the monitor, using the cords from the old monitor. But everytime it does the same thing. Thanks for any help.

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Well known issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2011 10:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Monitor Problem

Boot SAFE MODE, set the video 800x600, OK your way out, reboot and then try other resolutions.

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Safe Mode
by aces99 / April 4, 2011 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Well known issue.

Do you happen to remeber what key it is to start the computer in safe mode. I think it is F4 but its been so long I can't remember. Thanks

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Try F8
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2011 9:30 AM PDT
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But I think this question is one of the best examples where a search engine is going to get you a much faster answer.

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