Changed Video Settings, Now When Windows Starts the Screen Goes Black

By lukeshupe
Jul 27, 2005
  1. I changed the video settings from 800x600 to 1020x768 and now when Windows starts it wont display the video. I s there anyway I can undo this so I can use the computer. Thank You
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    It is probably not that "windows" wont display, but your monitor may not be able to handle 1024x768. Is it a 15" montor?

    Anyway, usually you can undo this by going into Safe Mode and going in to the display panel and set the setting you want.
    You can also go into Safe Mode and go to Start-Run and type "msconfig" and then to Advanced I think (for 9x OS). In there is an option for low video settings.

    To get to Safe Mode, press F8 on the keyboard BEFORE the Windows logo shows up. Best way is to just press it over and over until you get the menu.
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