monitor resolution

Jun 27, 2006
  1. Hi I'm new to this forum and could use some help with a problem.

    I did updates and changed monitor resolution... now I can't see my desktop???

    running windows XP home on a dell GX270
    I have an old gateway monitor and was changing the resolution,
    then restarted the computer after the updates were done.
    when it re-stared I saw the start up screen and heard the music windows opens with but I can't see my desktop (I know its there) I just can't see it?

    I have tried to go into safe mode but after I select safe mode all I get is a black&white screen with what looks like lines of different commands, things like this....


    and nothing happens so I restarted the computer...go back into <F8> and try another option but nothing wants to work.

    I have also connected a newer monitor to the hard drive but it still does the same thing when I turn it on.

    please dose anyone know what I can do to solve this problem?

  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hello and Welcome to Techspot!

    Does your computer have integrated video? If it does, try connecting your monitor to it.
  3. DDB

    DDB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    integrated video? I don't know what that is.
    but I did try my monitor and i got the same thing.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Integrated video, is a "video card" built-in the motherboard. You can plug the monitor to the integrated video, and check it.
    THIS IS THE INTEGRATED VIDEO CONECTOR, is the blue one below the large printer port.
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