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Windows 7: Screen resolution to big for screen

22 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Screen resolution to big for screen

I was changing the screen resolution and then when I applied it said to big for screen and now I cannot see anything on my computer (sorry I wasn't sure what section to put this in. Thanks!

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22 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If you managed to set the video to something out of range for the monitor, the normal fix would be to start the machine in Safe mode (tap the F8 key repeatedly while the machine is starting up). That'll start Windows in a mode that works with most monitors.

In Safe mode, change the monitor settings to something that's in range for the monitor. (If you don't know, use 800X600 at 60 Hz.)

Restart it into normal Windows.

Change the resolution to a normal value.

(Question: go to the Display control panel, Adjust Resolution button, Advanced Settings button, Monitor tab. Is the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" box checked? It should be.)
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23 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Safe mode didnt work any suggestions?
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23 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

... Safe mode was supposed to work, I don't understand, did you try what was suggested? What were the results?
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23 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oboebasson View Post
Safe mode didnt work any suggestions?
1. You were given another tutorial by bobkn.
This one...... Screen Resolution - Display Settings
Have you tried it ?

2. What do you mean " Safe Mode didn't work...." ?
You could not fix the problem in safe mode, or the safe mode itself does not work ?

3. Assuming you meant the former, go to safe mode and do a system restore.
Pick the date before you changed the resolution as your restore point.
System Restore
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23 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Well when I went into sAfe mode it still said the same thing resolution to large for screen
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23 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oboebasson View Post
Well when I went into sAfe mode it still said the same thing resolution to large for screen
Are you able to run System Restore in safe mode anyway ?
If yes, then please run it.
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23 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I was able to fix it with f8 then loading in low res thanks for thehelp!
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