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i have moved in with my sister.
i had a KVM 2-port switch at my house for computer repairs of friends....lol now i need help.
due to desk space i have hooked my tower via the kvm to her monitor and mouse ect.

when i turn on my puter the splash screens show including the start up for my xp splash screen. then the monitor goes blank and flashes
out of range
then goes blank.
when i hit the kvm switch it goes back to her station and everything is working fine.

i had a 17 inch dell monitor and she has a 19 inch emachines
her monitor on her xp is set to the same display size that mine is, though that shouldn't make a difference, that is in the op system
i could really use some help on this please.
thank you

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LCD?

Your vidoe resolution is set too high, or too low, or simply to an odd size.

Hook your machine to a crt and change it 800 by 600, then adjust up as needed.
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it is a crt and the resolotion is the same on my setting befor i moved it as this one.
i am hooked up to the montitor now. using her tower to post this.

there both crt my other monitor and this one.
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nevertheless, that error is a resolution set too high, or too low. I asked about the CRT because they can be more forgiving.

where is your old monitor?
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i let my friend across town borrow it.
could get it here but would take awhile.
hmmm

would knoppix operatiing disk let me get to it ?
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or going into the bios? would that work?
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no and no...incidentally, it could also be that your refresh rate is set too high...let's say 85mghtz when the monitor can only handle 72mghtz

Reboot the PC, pressing <F8> after the BIOS loads to get to a boot menu. Select VGA mode. Once you get logged in, right-click on the Desktop, select Properties > Settings to select a resolution and refresh rate your monitor can handle.
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btw, the refresh rate can be set by clicking the SETTINGS button, and going to the monitor tab---start at 60mhtz
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thank you very much

i got in safe mode added the microsoft drivers for monitors, then went back and set the vga on
it on and working great
thanks so much.
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you're welcome
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