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RESOLVED: I can't believe it took me this long to think about remote access from my laptop. Logged in to my desktop via logmein and changed the resolution back to one the monitor supports. Lesson learned...moving on.

This is really frustrating...please help OCN!

Last night I downloaded the Darkspore beta off Steam. Once I attempted to run the game I got an error that the current display resolution wasn't supported (1680x1050). I researched this in the Darkspore forums and other had to change the resolution the first time before running the beta. From the CCC taskbar icon I navigated to 1. AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series -> Set desktop area to -> and then selected the next resolution down from 1680x1050. I thought I would just keep launching with different settings until it worked.

This is where the problems started. After I clicked on the different resolution which I'm now sure my monitor (Hanns-G Hi-221DPB) doesn't support the display went black and message popped up saying something like the signal was invalid or not supported. Now the only way I can get video is in safe mode or with a different monitor.

I've tried uninstalling the drivers and CCC using Windows Device Manager and Control Panel -> Uninstall a program. Everything would work until I reinstalled the driver and CCC. The same problem would continue to occur!

I don't understand why after uninstalling and reinstalling drivers and CCC the unsupported display setting is still the default. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Edited by solsamurai - 3/29/11 at 9:43pm
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Hm, that's strange. Have you tried rolling back drivers to an older one and then installing CCC to see if it lets you change back the default output resolution? Are there options to change the video output device in the BIOS?
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Are there multiple inputs on the monitor? Have you tried all of them? Sometimes using a different input allows for a self-reset of sorts...
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Hm, that's strange. Have you tried rolling back drivers to an older one and then installing CCC to see if it lets you change back the default output resolution? Are there options to change the video output device in the BIOS?
Haven't tried rolling back to previous driver yet. Will give it a shot. Onboard video works fine. BIOS settings are correct otherwise. This is a new build so there wasn't a previous driver installed. So I should uninstall driver and CCC and install last version, right?

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Are there multiple inputs on the monitor? Have you tried all of them? Sometimes using a different input allows for a self-reset of sorts...
I wanted to do that but I don't have a DVI cable. All I have is the supplied VGA with the DVI adapter. This won't fit on the back of the monitor. Not enough room for the adapter plus the VGA head.
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Rolled back to previous driver with no luck. Connected monitor to my laptop and it works fine. Did a factory reset and will try again connected to the desktop. I'm open to any other suggestions. At this point I don't feel like reinstalling Windows would do anything...please correct me if I'm wrong.
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