Monitor problems and BIOS

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Myaustralia
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:58 am

Hi

I changed the monitor setting from 16 Bit to 256 colours and now when I reboot the computer the monitor will boot up, windows 98 starts and then stops and goes to a black screen after doing a scan disc. I can not change back to 16 bit colour screen resolution.

What has happened to my BIOS or CMOS settings? :(

I am usins a AMD K6 / 2 - 450 processessor and 576 megs of Ram.

All information gratefully received

Geoff
ajzchips
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Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:29 pm

This isn't a BIOS issue. This has to do with your VGA card and your monitor.
Setting it to 256 colors might have activated a refresh rate your monitor cannot support.
Are you using an old monitor?
Myaustralia
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Tue Jun 18, 2002 7:52 am

Hi El cheapo dude

Thank you for the reply, yes it is an older 15 inch monitor and yes you are right perhaps it can not refresh.

How can I fix the problem when I can not see the screen on the monitor?

Geoff
ajzchips
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Tue Jun 18, 2002 12:32 pm

Try hitting F8 when booting to enter Safe Mode. You'll then be able to access your Windows desktop and perform the changes.
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Wed Jun 19, 2002 9:09 am

Thank you the problem is solved.

Continual hitting of the F8 button from the time the computer is turned on allowed me to go to safe mode then I made the adjustments and the monitor returned to normal. Thanks to all.

Geoff
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Wed Jun 19, 2002 2:16 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.
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