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No input signal on monitor after changing resolution

Hi all, just today I was upgrading a compaq desktop 2.4Ghz pentium 4. I put in a 1Tb hard drive and tv tuner and also a video card which didnt help, so I went back and put in the original which was in the PC. Everything was fine I installed windows and in a happy moment I changed the screen resolution to some high value and it was working fine and the problem started when I shut down and restarted again. There is no input signal to the monitor even though the cpu seems to be working fine.I tried changing the video card the hard drive itself( with a 40gig), the monitor , connected the cable to another input source on the cpu and almost everything. But to no avail. PLease Help!!!!:-(

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  • madhu_mohan Nov 12, 2009

    thanks for the reply siju,

    but how can I know if the computer is booting if I cant see anything on the screen




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While booting press F8 , Go to safe mode and change the screen resolution and reboot the system.

Hope this helps

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The motherboard no longer works

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