I've installed Windows 7 on a fresh PC, an Asrock N68PV-GS mobo with onboard Geforce 7050 graphics. At the end of the installation I get the message which seems quite common, black screen with "Out of range".
The monitor was used for my old PC, running Windows XP, at 1280x1024 60hz. No problems whatsoever. So don't go saying my monitor is too cruddy or it can't support the resolution.
I've connected it to an LCD TV to complete the installation, that works fine right up to 1080p. So I put the resolution right down to 800x600 60Hz, and connect to the monitor... I really thought that would work, but no joy. Still "Out of range", even if I just swap the cables at 800x600 without rebooting the PC.
So I research it a bit, most common solution is to go to safe mode, update graphics card drivers. Done that, tried drivers from Windows Update and direct download from nvidia site. Still no joy. I go to safe mode (which works fine on the monitor), disable the graphics drivers and reboot. It boots up now, so I install the drivers and put it to 800x600 60Hz and reboot... and "Out of range". Funny thing is, in safe mode, I can pump it right up to 1280x1024 no problem, but booting in normal mode, "Out of range" even at 800x600 60Hz!
I've tried it with 3 monitors now, all of which run everything up to 1280x1024 on my old PC just fine. I get the same problem on all of them. I am somewhat of an expert, I've come across similar things many times before (usually when people switch from CRT to TFT), but they've always been fixed by booting to safe mode and turning the resolution or refresh rate down. I've searched many forums and tried everything I can find. Any ideas??