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okay, i was replacing parts in my computer and i put a new mb in which has onboard video. And i booted into windows and i wanted to see how far i could turn up the resolution... of course i didn't look at the monitor and check the max was 60 Hz... and so now the monitor pops up: Display Settings Correct? and then goes black....

I can't even boot into safe mode... pops up same message once i get into the message screen and goes black.

I don't have another monitor that can handle 79Hz...

I try booting into bios... but there's nothing to change the res.

Help!!
 

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I can't even boot into safe mode... pops up same message once i get into the message screen and goes black.
So you can see the safe mode menu but after you select safe mode the monitor turns off or can't you get to the menu? If you haven't seen the safe mode menu then just hit F8 right after turning on the computer and keep hitting it until you see the menu. Sometimes the timing is hard to get. If you can see the safe mode menu then have you tried booting in VGA mode instead?
 

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If worst comes to worst and you can't get into safe mode or VGA mode, you could remove the card, power up and let it get to windows, then power off, reinstall the card, and boot up. That should effectively reset everything.
 

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well i can get into safe mode but when the welcome screen shows up it goes black... and how do I get into VGA mode?

also it is a intergrated card... so i can't really remove it.
 

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well i can get into safe mode but when the welcome screen shows up it goes black...
If that happens I'm not sure VGA mode will be any better but it's worth a try anyway. Just select "Enable VGA Mode" from the startup menu.

okay, i was replacing parts in my computer and i put a new mb in which has onboard video.
So you changed motherboards and tried to use the same installation of Windows from your previous motherboard? If you tried that and the two motherboards have different motherboard chipsets then you're likely to have plenty of trouble. Windows XP usually won't boot if the chipset is different but you may have other problems. If you change chipsets then you normally have to reinstall Windows or run SYSPREP before changing motherboards.
 

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For future preparedness you will want to install the drivers for the monitor. Once you've done that the computer will know the limits of the monitor and won't let you choose options it can't handle.
 
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