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Windows 7: Out of range message!


30 Apr 2009   #1
swifttricker

Windows 7, windows vista
 
 
Out of range message!

Hi, ive already read a few posts on this error and it seems to be quite popular. I also read read a few on here but they don't explain how to resolve my problem.

The problem i have -

I've installed Windows 7 from booting from the disk formatting my HDD, all went well until the installation restarted my machine. I then get the error 'sync out of range' message. I've read in other forums that the answer to this is to start in safe mode and update drivers or lower res, the thing is, is that on your first start from the installation it wont let me start in safe mode, it tells me the 'i cannot start for the first time in safe mode restart in normal mode.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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30 Apr 2009   #2
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

Seems to happen most with analog monitors (or analog connections to LCD monitors). Do you happen to have a different monitor that you could attach to the computer? That resolved the issue for me with one of my installs. After I got everything up and running, I switched to the resolution I wanted and swapped monitors back again.
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30 Apr 2009   #3
swifttricker

Windows 7, windows vista
 
 

I do have one but its an old TFT which is also anolog. Is there no other way?
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30 Apr 2009   #4
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

I don't know....

The problem is that the video card has mistakenly read the monitor as being able to display a higher resolution that it is actually capable of displaying. Somehow you have to supply a monitor that reports the correct information or that reports no information at all so that the video card will be set to a "base" resolution.

There is probably some other way to accomplish the task, but I don't know it. (I'm not claiming to be an expert - just offering friendly advice.)

If you can, were I you, I'd try the other monitor anyway. It just might report the correct information. Then again, it might not; but you'll be no worse for wear other than having lugged it into place and having to return it.

Good luck.
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30 Apr 2009   #5
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Apart from "safe" mode there's also 640x480 mode. Press F8 at start. For a permanent fix for displays with broken EDIDs (the info the graphics card reads from the display that weh was referring to) please see my tutorial: Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates
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30 Apr 2009   #6
swifttricker

Windows 7, windows vista
 
 

Ive done that aswel, it takes a little further i actually see the mouse flicker then the message appears again, thanks for the help so far anyway guys.
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30 Apr 2009   #7
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Wait, you did 640x480 and your monitor's out of range? Time for a new monitor...
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30 Apr 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

You could try disabling your video card during installation which will force Windows to default to Standard VGA. You can later install the drivers you require once installed.

Follow the instructions on post #9 here Build 7068 won't Install

Hope this helps
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