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Pretty annoying problem, but I solved it...

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I found something really lacking in WinXP appearantly, although it may also be because of NVRefresh Tool. I moved my computer from my home to my dorm room, and I''ve got a smaller, older, computer screen here, so I plugged on this old screen, started it up, and... everything was black: the screen put itself in safe mode because it couldn''t handle the refresh rate of 120Hz. So I booted in safe mode instead, and too bad you can''t change the resolution of the not-so-safe mode there, but instead I wrote down on a piece of paper all keys I had to press to open the control panel, display, go to the settings tab, etc... to change the refresh rate. But because NVRefresh Tool locked the resolution to 120Hz, I couldn''t change it. So then as a last resort I did something that made my screen 10 years older I think (oh well, it sux anyway, if it gets broken, I''m going for a flatscreen). Namely, everytime I turned off and back on the screen I could see WinXP for 0.5 seconds before the screen turned itself back off. That way I managed to open NVRefresh Tool with the mouse, and use the mouse sliders to change the settings. During that I had to constantly turn on and off the screen... Now a question: wasn''t there a better method? _____________ "Yeah, isn''t it funny how fast a thread about emulation can turn into a US/Iraq thread (once again)..." - Yann L

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You could proabably have went into controlpanel->system (in safemode) and removed screen and graphic card drivers, then, on restart, the screensetting would proabably be at 640x480x256 colors at a low refreshrate .. then you would have to reinstall drivers etc.. (not absolutely sure though, cuz I dont use XP myself)


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