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I have taken my Compaq sr1500nx out of mothballs and it boots normally but after showing the Windows XP the screen it displays a white box that says "input signal out of range change settings to 1280X1024 -60hz. I can enter setup (F1). I have tried System restore displays the same thing. The PC continues to run but there is no display on the screen.I don't know a lot about setup (nothing) so I didn't mess with it.

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If you cannot change the display settings in the Normal mode, then your only choice is to get it done from the Safe Mode. Once you press the power button to turn it On, look on the screen and tap the F8 key few times until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu. It should look like this:

Windows XP Advanced Boot Options Menu

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Highlight the "Safe Mode" using the up-down arrow keys on the keyboard and press "Enter", wait for few seconds (or maybe minute depending on the configuration of the system and programs installed on your computer), again after you enter your password, you'll see another message similar to this:

Windows XP Safe Mode warning message:

Click "Yes" to proceed. Once the system is loaded, right-click on an empty space on the Desktop and select "Properties", again you'll see another window (shown below):

Click the "Settings" tab and then click "Advanced" button. A new window will open up,

click "Monitor" tab and then select "60 Hertz", click "Ok". Now on the first window, change the resolution settings by draggin the sI have taken my Compaq - nonontech_187.jpgbr />
and set it to "1280 by 1024", if this isn't possible, set it to the lower resolution. Click "Apply" and then "Ok", and restart your computer. Now let the computer boot up normally and change the settings if there's problem in the same way you've done in the Safe Mode. (this time you'll be able to change the settings),

If you have problem, let me know.

Good Luck.

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