Too many threads with this topic. seems to be a common problem.
Anyway for reference a few more OneTwoThreeFour
Whenever I've saw that problem it was either the BIOS settings, driver problems or registry entries. I'd check out the BIOS and the Registry. Have you downloaded Everset Home edition.
? You should and you may wish to consider posting your computer Manufacturor, model number et al. you can use Everest to prepare a Report for your computer, click the report button and use the Report wizard to generate the report and add it as an attachment to your next post. that would certainly help gerryf anaylsis your problem. gerryf gives great advice your lucky to have kind of support. Me I try but none of us here have much to go on.
Have you looked around the BIOS setup at the video settings as I suggested in another post ? Don't change anything, but let us know if anything doesn't seem right. Do you know about the windows hardware information utility? Does ME have that, I use 98 so I'm not sure. Try it tho type HWINFO.EXE /UI into Run. Error information is in red. Post anything that's in red or says something like this device has a problem.
Try msconfig. click Start|Run type msconfig click Advanced see if you have a checked entry VGA 640x480x16 if so uncheck it. click OKand then OK. reboot and try to change display properties. (Almost forgot this, it happened to a friends machine once. no one admitted doing it tho
I'd look around the registry but that's not for everyone. gerryf or Murray S.might recommend registry changes tho, follow their advice.