help i messed up my video settings

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XpGuy1, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    I'm running xp home and I switched monitors last night. The display was too big for my screen so i changed it but when i did i must have switched it to something that the monitor doesnt like cause now i can't see anything after the XP boot screen it goes black at that point. Can i fix this in safe mode? how would i get there? the only thing i can do now is hit f1 on startup and get to the bios..


    any help would be appreciated

    Thanks,
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    shortly after the post screen comes up (where it displays your cpu, memory, drives), start pressing F8 repeatedly and you should be given a menu. there will be a safe mode option there. good luck.
     
  3. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    Thanks Tarus,
    I did what you said and was able to fix my video settings.. thank you very much for your help.