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Hello ssi1,

This happens when your screen resolution is set to something higher than what your monitor can display. For example, if your monitor supports resolutions of up to 1024x768 and your video card allows you to crank it up to 1600x1200, doing so will give you an error. Another reason you might get the error is if the refresh rate you selected a certain resolution is higher than what your monitor supports. The monitor can't "sync" with the video card, so it just gives you that "Out of Range" error.

However, the first thing to do is check that the cable between the monitor and PC is plugged in all the way and is secure. If possible, try using another cable and see if this helps.

Next, either change the refresh rate, or change the video adapter settings, or both.

To change the refresh rate:
1. Restart the computer, and while it is restarting, press F8 until the Startup menu appears. Press 3, and then press ENTER to start the computer in Safe mode.
2.
Right-click the desktop, click Properties, and then click Settings.
3.
Click Advanced, click Adapter, and then click Adapter Default from the Refresh Rate list.
4.
Click OK, click OK again, and then click Yes to restart the computer in Normal mode.
(
You can set the colors and screen area to your preferences under Display Properties. )

To change the video adapter settings:
1.
Restart the computer, and while it is restarting, press F8 until the Startup menu appears. Press 3, and then press ENTER to start the computer in Safe mode.
2.
Right-click the desktop, click Properties, and then click Settings.
3.
Click Advanced, click Adapter, and then click Change.
4.
Click Next, and then click Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want.
5.
Click Next, click Show all hardware, and then click Standard display types under Manufacturers.
6.
Click Standard Display Adapter (VGA), and then click Next.
7.
Click Yes, click Next, click Finish, and then click Yes to restart the computer.
8.
After the computer starts, right-click the desktop, click Properties, and then click Settings.
9.
Click 256 colors, click Apply, and then restart the computer.
10.
After the computer starts, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
11.
Click Device Manager, click View devices by type, and then click Display adapters.
12.
Click Standard Display Adapter (VGA), click Remove, and then click OK.
13.
Install all updated monitor drivers.

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