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Hey guys, I hate too post a thread whining about my vista problems but I really can't fix this one. I installed Vista RC1 a couple of days ago and other than a small problem with aol instant messenger, everything has been ok. UNTIL, i wanted to play cs:s. So I download the Vista RC1 radeon driver from the website and install it and everything was fine. So the pc rebooted and when I got back to the desktop it stayed ok for like 10 secs and then my monitor went black and said the refresh rate is out of range. Uh-oh. So i tried fixing it in safe mode to no avail so i just rolled back the driver to the microsoft one that was originally installed. But now the screen wont show anything! right after the boot sequence, it immediately says refresh rate out of range. So i booted back to safe mode, and tried to change the default refresh rate but the "Default Refresh Rate" is the only option available. I would install the driver for my monitor but it is so old(max 60hz) that there is no site for a driver. I figured out the correct keystrokes to change the resolution with out having to use the mouse but that didn't work either. Does anyone know a way to lock the refresh rate at 60?
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I can't really answear your question, but unless someone has a better idea, here's what I did a couple of years ago with the same problem: I borowed a monitor, booted Win, changed the refresh rate to 60Hz...see my point?
Not the britest idea but it worked. Cheers!
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lol. Thanks for the suggestion drago. Unfortunately I'm in the dorms and i cant find another monitor to use. I think its really stupid that i can't just set the friggin refresh rate to 60.
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Does anyone else have any ideas? I really could use some help.
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Originally Posted by LudaMan
Does anyone else have any ideas? I really could use some help.
I have the same problem. I will let you know if I get it resolved. what is the keystrokes to adjust the resolution? My monitor at work will run at 120hz at 800x600. That was the resolution it was running at before I installed the drivers.

I just installed it so I might reinstall it just to start over. Is there a registry entry for refresh rate? I found one I am going to try and fix it via the reg. I will report back later.

while I play with the reg read up here
http://thegreenbutton.com/search/Sea...+screen+nvidia

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I found the solution. Its a program called RefreshForce. I downloaded it while i was in safe mode and ran it. It lets u set the resolution and refresh rate ur computer will be at the next time u restart it. So i restarted and boom, problem solved. Thanks guys.
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Where did you ge the program? and you ran it in safe mode and then restarted and it worked fine? I wonder what refresh rate it was set at? my monitor has a very high refresh rate. 150hz at 800x600

I just rolled back the drivers
    
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I tried rolling back the drivers but that didn't fix it. It still stayed at a refresh rate too high for my monitor. Yes, I ran the RefreshForce app while in safe mode and I set it to run in 1280x1024 at 60hz and it said that next time the comp restarts it would be in 1280x1024 at 60hz and it did. I think the program was from majorgeeks. I'm not sure though.
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