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How To Reset Screen resolution [Windows 7]

Discussion in 'Windows' started by lionaneesh, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

    Yesterday Night while working on my site...After finishing my main site style-sheet [main.css]

    I wanted to test this with a higher resolution...

    And This was it....

    As I changed my screen resolution to somewhat larger...The screen got blank.... LL

    I was so pissed and tired that I panicked and pressed ‘enter’ couple of times and then after few seconds I hard rebooted my system...

    When the system was rebooting ...I was shocked that there was no change on my screen

    Just a message on my monitor ‘invalid signal’...

    After some time I came to know that there was a way to select the advanced booting options in windows and I was sure that windows had some provision for my problem there...

    Solution 1

    When system starts booting Press F8 [repeating] ....After few seconds We’ll get a Advanced System Boot options including the ‘Enable low Resosution’

    I was exited seeing this and then I selected this...

    My windows 7 logo appears....

    After logging in the logging screen the screen goes blank again...

    I remembered that the lowest screen resolution supported by my monitor is 800*600

    So this failed...

    So here comes

    Solution 2

    After getting fed up with felling on no way out...

    I thought that the only method for the restoration of my display was to do it manually by only using key strokes...

    [Yes this method is kinda very non Elegant but There was no other way out]

    I switched on my laptop and noticed how to go to the screen resolution window by just using key strokes...

    Here are the keystokes:-
      [lower key] 6 times
      [lower key ] 7 times
      [tab] 2 times
      (Then by using up or down chose the screen resolution you want In my case 1280*768 From 1280*600)
      [Upkey] 2 times
      [tab] 5 times


    And yeepi I got my display back...
    Bye guyz and back to work...
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Re: How To reset your Screen resolution [Windows 7]

    The reason why many people hate Windows. :)
  3. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

    Certainly True....

    Thats Why i do all my C , C++ , Python coding on UBUNTU...
    But Web Designing...
    I do it on windows i dont know for what reason but i feel comfortable...
  4. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    Your solution will also work if don't have the monitor working :ihih:
  5. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

  6. pankaj.sea

    pankaj.sea New Member

    U can get back your screen using this method:
    before windows booting press F8 -> Enable VGA Mode
    Now set your resolution to a correct stage (say 1024x768 etc.) and restart your PC!

    This process works for all version of Windows!
    :D :D
  7. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

    No it doesnt....
    I mentioned this method in my solution 1.
    It din't worked for me and i have also explained why...

    And By the Way....

    Enable VGA Mode is only for Win xp...
    In win 7 its "Enable low resolution" .....
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  8. nimesh

    nimesh New Member

    Or plugging in another monitor should also work [which supports the new resolution]

    Along with the keystrokes, also mention the menu that you reach, because everyone will not have the same menu sequence

    pressing "start -> tab -> [lower key] 6 times" I reached Logoff button :(
  9. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

    Yes I understand...
    But What about if i don't have an extra monitor...
    BTW The keystrokes i mentioned will work on a win7 Ultimate x86 version MACHINE...
    Others Which have different versions of windows can submit the keystrokes in the comment and I can add those in my Article....
  10. nimesh

    nimesh New Member

    I think you don't know about customizing start menu.

    The keystrokes that you mentioned would work on all win7 versions, if you haven't customized the start menu. In my case I did so I got it wrong.
  11. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

    Sorry dint read ur comment fully...
    But yes...
    Thats right...
  12. pakeeza1990

    pakeeza1990 New Member

    you can also get your desire setting by installing the default setting through your desktop ...
    and i think it is very easy step
  13. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member

    Sorry but can't get you!!!!
  14. LoveR_PoinT

    LoveR_PoinT New Member

  15. alexsmth114

    alexsmth114 New Member

    (Certainly True....

    Thats Why i do all my C , C++ , Python coding on UBUNTU...
    But Web Designing...
    I do it on windows i dont know for what reason but i feel comfortable... ) Well said bro, I agree with you!!..
  16. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh New Member


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  17. VPSWebServer.

    VPSWebServer. New Member

    Yeah, Windows surely has bugs, which get fixed by them in updates usually.
  18. jack0050

    jack0050 New Member

    thanks for sharing this nice info.

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