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Windows 7: How to reset my monitor refresh rate?


17 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
How to reset my monitor refresh rate?

Hi there, thanks for stopping to help!

I was playing around with some settings this morning and I changed my monitor's resolution to 1900 x 1200 and increased my refresh rate from 60hz to 100hz. The resolution change was smooth but upon changing the refresh rate, my monitor signal cut out, as it apparently doesn't support the setting. The issue is that it did not revert automatically, and I cannot seem to find a way to reset it to the default 60hz in safe mode or in the monitor's menu. My monitor is a Vizio LCD TV.

Would very much appreciate any suggestions!


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17 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello robotdinosaur, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could boot into the Advanced Boot Options screen, select the Enable Low Resolution Video (640 X 480) option, then you'll be able to set you screen refresh rate back and restart the computer to go back to normal mode.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thank you for the reply. I tried your suggestion and unfortunately, my monitor still does not have a signal, even in low resolution mode. The log in screen is displaying fine, and I can get as far as signing in, but once the desktop is loaded the signal is lost. Might you have any other recommendations?
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17 Jun 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might see if you may be able to boot into Safe Mode instead to be able to set it back to the proper refresh rate.

If not, then you could try doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before you changed the refresh rate.
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17 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thanks very much for your help Shawn! the problem has been resolved.
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17 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robotdinosaur View Post
thanks very much for your help Shawn! the problem has been resolved.
Be sure to mark this thread as solved if you don't have any more questions. If you do have more questions, then feel free to ask them!
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17 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robotdinosaur View Post
thanks very much for your help Shawn! the problem has been resolved.
That's great news. You're most welcome.
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20 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have the same problem but i can only able to see the monitor screen when login screen present and when i press shutdown key , so i cant restore also , any other help?
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20 Feb 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Abhishekank, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and create a new thread for your issue instead with as many details as possible.
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