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during reinstalling windows a warning type thing came up saying "Windows will now choose the best resolution for your monitor." Well , of course a power cut had to be then. Now when I turn my computer on all I can see is vertical coloured lines. Any theories/advice would be gladly appreciated.

Edit: I've already checked the hardware, so that's not the problem :-)

Edited by legless, 01 May 2009 - 03:04 AM.

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You can try running the installation again. Or see if you can boot in safemode (when windows is just starting hit F8 to get the options). Is sounds like the drivers didn't get installed corectly.

If you do get into safe mode go to device manager and remove any video card drivers and reboot normally and they should reinstall correctly.
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You can try running the installation again. Or see if you can boot in safemode (when windows is just starting hit F8 to get the options). Is sounds like the drivers didn't get installed corectly.

If you do get into safe mode go to device manager and remove any video card drivers and reboot normally and they should reinstall correctly.



I can't see what I'm doing to run the installation. Haven't tried Safe mode as of yet but I'll let you know.

Edited by legless, 01 May 2009 - 09:24 AM.

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If going into Safe Mode does not help then reboot and go back to the Boot Menu by tapping on F8 like before.
This time scroll down to the line that says
"Last Known Good Configuration" and click enter. This will load all the configurations from before the power outage happened. Let us know how it works.
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it didn't help, nor did last known configuration. I've decided that a simple format and reinstall is the best method since there aren't any actual files on there at all. It's just a matter of formatting my hard drives without taking them out, since I could do without poking around inside there, now. Anyone got a big magnet? :)
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Before formatting have you tried another monitor or plugging your monitor into another system to make sure the monitor didn't get damaged during the power drop?
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