video mode

dkarenFebruary 16, 2012

was changing the resolution on my display and hit the wrong thing the screen went black and the message "video mode not supported " came on and can not do anything Help

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If you have an LCD monitor, it has a native resolution and you should use ONLY that resolution. If you trying to change something, like the size of your desktop icons, there are other was to do that.

Old CRT monitors typically have a range of resolutions but most don't support every resolution and refresh rate. You'd have to check the owner's manual for supported resolutions.

When you change the resolution in Windows you typically have to click "accept" or the change reverts to the previous setting automatically. What's happening now, you have no display or is everything just wacky?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 11:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

maybe system restore from a f8 start up boot menu

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 2:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

or maybe also f8 safe mode.. then change setting back if will let you.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 2:12AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How do I choose a power supply
I have a 300 watt power supply. I want to upgrade...
Pooh Bear
which tablet
Shopping for a friend's 11yr old GD who wants a 10"...
Password needed for Avast?
Computer is going on 1 yr old and I've been getting...
Nasty popup screen
I am constantly getting a 3 by 4 inch video popup screen...
Installing a free Antivirus with Malware included - recommendations
I am setting up my mom's new Asus Win 8.1 laptop. She...
Sponsored Products
Phillips Picopix Wireless Pocket Projector
$499.95 | FRONTGATE
Teeter Hang Ups P3 Portable Back Stretcher - LX-1003
$99.00 | Hayneedle
Iron Colors Cabinet
| Dot & Bo
Parker House Huntington Expandable Entertainment Center with Bookcase Piers Mult
Sandusky Book Racks Double Sided 6-Sloped Shelf Welded Booktruck in Burgundy
Home Depot
Sandusky Book Racks 5-Shelf Booktruck in Forest Green SVF336-08
Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™