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Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

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    Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    Help me someone please, ive been having some problems with a second hand computor i got (as anyone hu has seen my old topics in the last few days will know). Ive finally got vista home prem to reinstall but during the completely installation process the monitor goes black and displays a little blue box saying:

    out of range
    vga: 1024x768
    h. sync: +68.8khz
    v. sync: +85.1hz
    clock: 184.0 mhz

    What is this and why is it happening? and more importantly what can i do to fix it?
    ive tried upplugging and plugging back in the monitor. I dont have another monitor i can easily get at the minute either.

    I wouldnt be so bothered and id just deal with this in the morning but im in the middle of vista installation (somthin ive been tryin to do for the last week with no sucess untill now!).

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    Hello Hayley,
    The problem is that your monitor is not compatable with your computer, here's what you need to try, i dont know how much you know about PC's so i will assume you are a beginner, (sorry if your not),

    Start your computer and while it is booting up (starting) press F8 (top row on keyboard) every secound or so.
    You will come to a screen like this or something like it,


    Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!-boot-options.png

    Use the up/down arrows on your keyboard to highlight the "enable low resolution video (640x480)" option and press enter.
    Good luck and post your result.

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    Im not a complete beginner (although im not an expert either hence the reason i need help). And yeah that would be what i would try if it wasnt for the fact that im currently in the middle of reinstalling vista so restarting the computor isnt an option cos i dont have a full OS installed atm. Thats why i have a problem.

    The monitor was working fine to begin with, then half way through the installation process the monitor came up witht hat message

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    is it an lcd monitor? your problem seems to be the v sync set at 85hz , its most likely too high

    how is the monitor plugged in are you using a VGA cable or didital?

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    Sorry, when you said you finally got Window's to reinstall i thought it was installed.

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    Its an LCD flatscreen monitor, plugged in with a montior cable

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    Hi Hayley,

    What is the make and model number of your monitor? Your problem could be caused by a number of things. Firstly, use the controls on the monitor itself to reset it back to its factory defaults. Secondly, the monitor cable itself could be defective. Thirdly, it also be your graphic card misreporting itself and therefore causing incorrect drivers to be installed. A bit more information about the system would be useful.

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    Ive tried another monitor (another lcd flat screen), and this one says "signal out of range".

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    This would appear to be pointing to a problem with either your monitor cable (if you used the same one) or possibly a problem with your graphics card. If your system also has on-board graphics, try removing the card and connecting your monitor upto that instead.

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    re: Help! Monitor saying "out of range" in the middle of windows vista instalation!

    I didnt use the same garphics card with both monitors (as th second one i tried has a monitor cable bulid in).
    As for connecting the monitor on board graphics i dont kno how, the only monitor socket on the back is the one im using (which goes into the graphics card). There is another similar scoket further up, but the pins stick out of that one and are not inverted....

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