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Fixing "out of scan range" error

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My uncle managed to scew his computer up, whenever it starts windows, the monitor starts displaying "out of scan range". I know what the problem is, he changed his display settings to something the monitor couldnt handle, but I dont know how to fix it if I cant see anything in windows?? It will display in safe mode, but changing the display settings in safe mode doesnt fix the problem. Is it possible to fix this if I used a boot disc?
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well he should have waited the 15 sec for it to go back to what it was when it was first applied... besides that; nothin i can think of
    
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Well if he knew to do that, chances are he wouldnt have changed the refresh rate in the first place.
Seriously, there has to be a way to rectify this, besides getting another monitor and trying it
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I've done this myself a few times.

You can try the "Boot in VGA mode" from the F6 option menu.

You can boot into safemode and uninstall the display driver (if thru "Add & Remove Programs" in the control panel doesn't work, open up the device menu and uninstall the video card that way.

Or use system restore to go back to a previous setting.
    
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^^^^Exactly, I've done that once before too, just reboot in vga mode and change the resolution.
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