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I would go with AtomicFrost's idea, and boot a LiveCD, to test out the resolution issue.
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Hmmmmm.....

A quick way to rule out Windows is to run a live version of Linux. Ubuntu would probably be a good choice. You can either burn the image to a CD or use a USB drive and boot off of that.


t0adphr0g brings up a good point. Have you tried a different monitor yet?
Got a totally noob friendly image for me to burn by chance? Im clueless in linux.

As for the monitor... Well the only one with higher res that isnt a 47inch HTDV is the one im using now. Its kind of a huge pita to get it to where it would need to be and then back again in time to read what you guys say but I suppose I could try if its necessary.

EDIT: i see you said ubuntu... guess i misssed that. Gonna go find it now.
Edited by Zero4549 - 5/22/11 at 2:21am
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11.04 64bit live CD sound right? Should be burned in about 10 min...
Edited by Zero4549 - 5/22/11 at 2:32am
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Ok well the ubuntu disk is ready. popped it in but forgot to set it to boot off it it in bios so i had it boot into windows safe mode (expecting it to crash out back to post again) and oddly it let me in this time. worked just fine but of course in safe mode.

Tried normal mode... still no good.

Here goes ubuntu.
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Ok well I'm typing this from the effected computer using the ubunto live CD.... Unrelated but I kinda like ubuntu

Anyway... What the heck does this mean in terms of getting it working in windows again?
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it means your windows installation is messed up... save your data and reformat bro
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it means your windows installation is messed up... save your data and reformat bro
This. Your OS is corrupted in some way.

Just save yourself the headache of trying to figure out what's causing it and start over with a fresh installation.
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it means your windows installation is messed up... save your data and reformat bro
*sigh* that sucks. Its going to be a PITA to get it customized like this again... then again its no longer my main rig and i mostly use it for hosting stuff, folding, or letting my GF play games with me... so I guess its ok.

Curious though, why would it just suddenly get messed up after like.. what... 5 years or so?

I literally just paused F@H and started up a gave I've played many times before and boom... this started.
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Curious though, why would it just suddenly get messed up after like.. what... 5 years or so?
Not to be rude or anything, but how would anybody here know the answer to this? Nobody here knows your day-to-day usage habits, what you download/install/uninstall/tweak. It could literally be anything from a bad hard drive sector, mistakenly deleted registry files, spyware/viruses, to something like a past power surge or bump/outage, but normally it's just unnoticed user error somewhere along the way.

The fact that you even asked that question, would make me lean more towards the latter.

Oh, also your OS is about 4 years overdue for a format anyway.
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try to restart in safe mode and do a system restore.
    
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