Pending Monitor says "out of range" after pressing enter

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mtanenba

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I can boot to readspeed but after I press enter, the monitor goes blank except for message in the middle of the screen that says ! OUT OF RANGE

Obviously, some sort of incompatibility with the monitor/video card, but I don't know what to do.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 
The processor is an intel i5 4430 22 nm
The motherboard is an HP2AF3
Speccy says the monitor is presenting as a generic non PnP monitor running at 1920x1080 @ 60 Hz
 
I can boot to readspeed but after I press enter, the monitor goes blank except for message in the middle of the screen that says ! OUT OF RANGE

Obviously, some sort of incompatibility with the monitor/video card, but I don't know what to do.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Hi!

I'm in the middle of work on SpinRite, so I don't want to take myself away from it this instant. But I don't recall whether ReadSpeed brings along the UltraVision TSR to create lovely fonts and more text lines on the screen? I'm betting that it does, and I know that others here can check easily. If so, that's certainly the problem. If you look at your bootable ReadSpeed drive in Windows, edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file to remove the reference to UV. (add the word 'rem ' in front of it to turn it into a REMark... then try again! :) Hope that helps! (y)
 
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Don't see that in the autoexec. Here is the full autoexec

@echo off
SET PATH=\;\FREEDOS
SET DIRCMD=/OGN /Y
SET COPYCMD=/-Y
SET RUNBENCH=0

splash

if errorlevel 1 set RUNBENCH=1

fdapm apmdos
alias reboot=fdapm warmboot
alias shutdown=fdapm poweroff
alias edc=edit \config.sys
alias eda=edit \autoexec.sys

if %RUNBENCH%==0 goto nobench

rs
echo The command "reboot" does what you'd think.
echo You may use the command "menu" for more....
vecho
goto end

:nobench
menu

:end
 
By the way, it runs in every other machine that I have tried it in except for this one HP. Not that I necessarily like the results that I see (is that an understatement).
 
Do you see the ReadSpeed menu? I suspect not as that does some fancy stuff with graphics. Try commenting out the "menu" command in Autoexec.bat and see if you get to a DOS prompt. If so, you can then just run ReadSpeed with the command "rs.exe"
 
I get the splash screen and then the out of range message
Any chance you could film a quick video with your cell phone and post it, so that it's clear what you're seeing? You can post temporary videos on some services... One I have used in the past (that allows small files like up to 200M is catbox.moe. (But I am sure there are others.)
 
Source of the issue likely lies with the DVI/VGA adapter, if employing one.

When a monitor says 'out of range', it's typically getting an analog signal that's asking for a resolution that it doesn't support.

Try going straight from VGA to VGA or DVI to DVI. Displayport to DVI adapters don't usually have issues. HDMI adapters are still somewhat new.
 
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