Re: "Out of Range" message and can't use PC!
If unable to select low resolution for your F8 boot and resolve your problem
then I have a few questions:
1. What kind of display are you using as your PC display over what
2. If not a standard PC monitor do you have one you can connect and again
3. Are you runnig 32 bit or 64 bit Vista on your 64bit system.
4. When trying to manually shut down your PC have you tried pushing the
on/off button for 8-10 seconds instead of just unpluging it?
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> You likely had a chosen screen resolution in Windows XP that is not
> supported by the drivers supplied by Vista. This setting may have been
> carried over when you upgraded to Vista (they should not have been).
> When you first start your computer, repeatedly tap the F8 key. This will
> eventually bring you to the advanced startup screen where there are
> numerous boot up choices. Choose to boot in the Low Resolution Mode.
> When you get to the Windows Desktop, right click on the desktop and go to
> Personalize, then to Display Settings. Use the slider to choose a
> resolution that your LCD can handle. Then, reboot.
> Two things here. You may have to look at your manual to find out how to
> use the F8 key on your laptop. You may have to press another key first
> before the F8 key can be utilized.
> Also, you will have to look in the manual to find out the recommended
> screen resolution for your display.
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
> Quote from George Ankner:
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> "CAFFF" <CAFFF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I have a new Acer T180 PC and tried upgrading from XP to Vista over the
>> weekend. It went fine until the last stage of the installation, and now
>> if I
>> turn my machine on, I can only start it in safe mode, and then I get a
>> screen with "Out of Range" on it. I cannot switch the PC off unless I
>> it (which can't be right can it?). HELP!!! I have tried a number of
>> phone numbers and I am getting nowhere!!!!!
>> I am not a technical person, so if you can help in easy to understand
>> messages, I would be eternally grateful!!!
>> Thanks ever so,