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Windows 7: Too high resolution -- I'm an idiot

31 Mar 2010   #1
mennokinght

Windows 7
 
 
Too high resolution -- I'm an idiot

I don't know hardly anything about computers and I was playing around with my settings, and being the stupid small child I am, I decided to ramp up the resolution to the highest setting. I am typing this in safe mode, because when I try to start it up normally, it says "not support." I am working off a 20" vizio TV, and my computer model is a brand new inspiron 560. The main thing I'm trying to do here is just get in to the settings for normal mode and change the resolution back while still in safe mode.

Thanks in advance


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31 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the desktop and go to "Screen Resolution".

Screen Resolution - Display Settings
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31 Mar 2010   #3
mennokinght

Windows 7
 
 

no, that just brings up safe mode resolution again
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31 Mar 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mennokinght, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you can boot into the Advanced Boot Options screen and select the Enable Low Resolution Video (640 X 480) option to startup Windows 7 in this, then change your screen resolution back to the native resolution.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Mar 2010   #5
mennokinght

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks a lot, that did it!
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31 Mar 2010   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Mennokinght.
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01 Apr 2010   #7
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Glad you got it fixed. You should always set your resolution to the native resolution of the monitor.
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