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Have an old Gateway PC - message "FREQ. OUT OF RANGE", then the screen goes blank

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Start tapping the F8 key during boot, and choose Safe Mode right click on the desktop to get the dropdown menu then go to properties click on the settings tab then the advanced tab then the monitor tab and lower the screen refresh rate click apply

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