QUOTE (ewieldra @ Aug 5 2005, 06:37 PM)
that's the only good solution
I don't even have an LCD monitor, but this problem is not limited to the new monitors.
I use a plain old 17" flatscreen, when I need a bigger picture I turn on my tft projector
& play video games on a 160' diagonal picture that covers a twin size white sheet tacked to the wall.
Most of the problems I have are when people buy brand new video cards for older systems
& use monitors that cannot handle the new resolutions that these devices offer.
Most of the older svga monitors won't go above 1024x768, & if for some reason the video adaptor
decides to change the screen for you, all you get is one lline in the center of the screen
with an extremely anoying high-pitched sound.
When you hear this sound, you only have a couple of seconds to shut the monitor off
or you will be bying a new one.
actually, just going into vgamode usually fixes this..for me at least
Most of the adaptors I see are made (or powered) by ATI.
This is my "CARD OF CHOICE". I always recomend ATI cards because I have never had
any problems that were not software related & easily fixable.
With the ATI lineup af video adaptors, switching into vga mode has never worked for me.
When you come back out of safe mode, the problem is still there.
All you have to do is delete the card from device manager & reboot twice.
This has never failed me yet.
(Knocking on wood
How about creating a batch file with the correct setres.exe string in it and then asign a hotkey to it. That way if your res ever gets out of wack you can just hit "F6" for example and vuola back to "800x600x60hz"
This is a fantastic idea.
The next time I have to drive somewhere to fix this, I will setup a "HOTSWITCH" to solve the issue.
Even with getting paid for fixing PC's, it's anoying to be bothered by simple things like this.
I can't even bring myself to take money for reseting a video card like this.
But it normally means that the next problem they have, I get called first.