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Amd Board Unable To Display 1280X1024 Resolution?

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System Spec:
AMD 64 X2 6000+
M3VMX mainboard (with VGA)
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2GB RAM
200GB HDD

Windows XP Pro

this box boots up but can't display Windows on 1280x1024 (native monitor resolution) so i get a blank screen :( i don't have a video card to use hence residing to onboard graphics

anyone have an idea of tackling this?

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I need more information.What's the monitor, and when you say can't display Windows, does the BIOS POST show up? Is it only blank when it's trying to load Windows. Is there anything the monitor is saying with the monitor being out of range or something?Cheers,MC

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For a 17" monitor, that's a slightly high resolution, which doesn't sound right but possible, it might however be the refresh rate.Model of that monitor would allow you to check this from Dell.Do you have a monitor that does work with it? If so, switch to that, and see what the resolution is set at. If needs be you might have to decrease the resolution if it's high, and/or decrease refresh rate. A medium resolution that should work on it would be 1024x768. Also keep the refresh rate around 60-70Hz, once you're inside a higher refresh rate would be better so you don't get fatigue.If you don't have another monitor, when the Windows boot screen is happening, keep pressing F8 till you get the menu and boot into safe mode and when inside adjust the resolution, although safe mode may not give you the ability to change the resolution due to low-level video being used. So the above method is preferred.Even if it's blank, you could possibly try to log in, if it's just simply pressing enter and typing your password.Cheers,MC

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"Cannot display resolution" seems to tell that the terminal is unable to use the resolution chosen for the graphic adapter.What happened?Could it a "via" bug effect? Did you recently XP without the graphic drivers?

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Sorry, I wasn't meant to recommend safe mode, there should be an option for Low Resolution Video, or Enable VGA Mode. This should hopefully get you in so you can change resolution/refresh rate. If that does not work, maybe uninstalling the video driver and restarting might work. That just means going into system properties and removing/uninstalling it. This will mean windows will reinstall it next boot if it has the drivers, if not, it'll just be in a low res mode and you'll need to locate drivers for your video card.Cheers,MC

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That just means going into system properties and removing/uninstalling it.

The problem is, if he really has a blank screen, he cannot go the the system properties, he cannot see where he should right-click :D

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You mean users don't know how to operate their systems blindfolded yet? Actually strange thing is, I've been working on trying to improve a website to be screen reader friendly which means I have to switch my monitor off and listen to my computer talk to me. Blind users navigate websites a lot differently and each have their own ways of getting through the site quickly. Definitely a lot faster than I could. I'm still listening to each and everything, but I'll eventually get to skipping all that jabber and get to the point. When I feel I've met the goals.What I meant with the above, was if he does enable VGA mode through the F8 menu, this should allow him to normally log in just with a dull looking resolution. I think his problem is related to either Windows being too high res or refresh rate too high. It can also be the driver that is being used is incorrect or set incorrectly. He gets through the POST and also to the Windows loading screen, it seems to cut off when Windows takes over from the bios video, with it's own video driver which brings up the OSD error that the monitor cannot display resolution in which after a while, the monitor will put itself to sleep, which I assume is the blank he's talking about or maybe it does not sleep and still goes blank.If none of this works, Linux is definitely a far better replacement for Windows XP.

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The problem is, if he really has a blank screen, he cannot go the the system properties, he cannot see where he should right-click :D


exactly... i can't get pass Boot Screen... so i might need to do a fresh install...

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Hey manuleka,Does your ASUS board have a boot menu, like press F12 to change boot or something. If you have the USB plugged in when you restart, try that option, you could then select the USB device. If not, then you'll need to look in the BIOS and maybe enable legacy USB and also put Removable Drive higher in the boot order. If they do have other USB options, try those before Hard Drive, etc.Cheers,MC

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The problem is, if he really has a blank screen, he cannot go the the system properties, he cannot see where he should right-click :D

exactly... i can't get pass Boot Screen... so i might need to do a fresh install...


Manuleka, I think desktop is loading but due to of wrong setting of resolution there is nothing on your screen. In that case you have to try Mouse and Coin method to lower down screen resolution.
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Manuleka, I think desktop is loading but due to of wrong setting of resolution there is nothing on your screen. In that case you have to try Mouse and Coin method to lower down screen resolution.


hmmm i will try and run Linux first... i might probably endup re-installing Windows XP (it most probably a driver issue - ??)

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hmmm i will try and run Linux first... i might probably endup re-installing Windows XP (it most probably a driver issue - ??)

Ha-ha, use MC's tutorial! Boot on the Linux LiveCD, start LInux without installing it, and see how your display behaves.

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