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When I switch my windows XP Home Edition on instead of the usual gradual build up to Desk Top & icon programmes etc. I get the usual large black screen but instead of the windows motif appearing I get a deep blue oblong about 6"x1" with a message ("OUT OF RANGE") (H:27.8K V: 61.9) The H27. 8K Flashing Red This happens every time when switching on and the only means of closing down is to turn the power off. I have a Lap Top connectd to the Desk Top


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The results you are seeing are actually from the monitor itself. It's telling you the vertical and horizontal sync frequencies to help you troubleshoot your lack of display.
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\015\012You'd usually see this happen when someone has set the resolution too high, and the monitor just can't handle it.
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\015\012Power up, and keep tapping F8 until you get a Windows boot menu. Choose "safe mode", let it boot to windows. Go to display properties, and then settings. The slider for the resolution will now be right down. (left-most). Click it once, so that the apply button becomes valid. Hit apply and let it restart.
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\015\012You should now boot to Windows normally, but with a very low resolution. Go back to display settings and bump it up one step at a time, using the apply button. (which will revert back one step if you don't hit "yes" within 20 seconds).
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\015\012That way, you can find a resolution that looks right, but isn't too high for your screen.
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