We look at the causes of the Out of Range error and possible solutions.
In this article, users frequently encounter Out of Range error and solution suggestions.
Our computers don’t always stay the same. It can change both in terms of hardware and software over time. When you buy a new monitor, switch to a new graphics card, or install a new driver, you may encounter various errors. While these errors can sometimes have easy solutions, they can sometimes turn into an impenetrable vortex.
One of the most common errors related to this issue is the one that you will encounter in most systems. Input Signal Out of Range (Input signal is out of range) error. Fortunately, you can fix the problem fairly easily with one of the methods we’ll show below.
What Causes the Out of Range Error?
This error screen resolution or refresh rate (Hz) occurs when it is set to a higher value than the monitor can display.
For example, your monitor 1920 × 1080Setting your system to display a resolution of 2560 × 1440 while supporting resolutions up to Out of Range leads to receiving the error.
High Hz Problem
Another reason why this error occurs is the selected of refresh rate it is higher than the monitor supports. for example 60 Hz to a monitor 75 Hz If you give the refresh rate, you will not be able to get any images. In short, if the monitor cannot be synchronized with the graphics card in terms of refresh rate, again an “Out of Range” error is inevitable.
If the error message is displayed on a secondary display, go to the Windows Display properties and change the resolution setting of the secondary display to a lower setting until the image is displayed. Ideal for monitors is to use their native resolution and refresh rate. Going out of these values will cause Out of Range error and may cause problems in games.
Therefore, it is recommended to use the native resolution of the monitor unless in difficulties. Native resolution is usually among the features of the monitor. For example your monitor 1080p while its native resolution 1920 x 1080is. 1440p if 2560 x 1440, 4K though 3840 x 2160 will be.
Changing Screen Refresh Rate or Resolution in Safe Mode
Most Windows, MacOS, and Linux distributions have a low profile, although the user may choose a value other than the monitor’s native values. prevention mechanism includes. As many of you have noticed, when you change the resolution or refresh rate of the monitor, the operating system will ask you to confirm within a specified period wants. If there is a problem and the screen is not displayed, you cannot confirm the change during this time. Therefore, the operating system automatically reverts to the old settings. However, things are not always that easy.
If you’ve installed a new video card or changed certain settings, installed a new driver, or run a new system for the first time, one of the potential problems that can occur is that the video card or your computer is set to run at a higher refresh frequency or resolution than the monitor can handle. Moreover, the protection mechanism of the operating system mentioned above may not work in such cases. As a result, this causes annoying error.
This issue is most common among laptop users with smaller monitors. The best way to solve the problem is to Starting in safe mode and changing these settings.
Changing monitor settings with Safe Mode
Safe Mode is the emergency mode that allows the Windows operating system to run with minimum settings, drivers and programs. In this way, by deactivating incorrect driver installations, application and system settings made by the user and preventing the system from starting properly, the user can access Windows and correct the settings. In a situation where the main monitor is not displaying, there are three basic methods to reach Safe Mode:
A) Accessing Safe Mode by connecting a Second Monitor
This method ensures that if you have a second monitor at hand, you can access Safe Mode without creating a boot drive. Follow the steps for this:
- Connect the second monitor to your computer
- Turn on your system. When the screen comes up, open the Start menu.
- Shift While holding down the key, click Restart.
- Wait until you go to “Continue”, “Troubleshoot”, “Turn off your computer”.
- Troubleshooting -> Startup Settings follow and Click Restart Press
- When your computer starts, you can select the option that allows you to start the computer in low resolution video mode.
- Take out your second monitor and plug in your main monitor.
- You are now in Safe Mode.
B) Accessing Safe Mode Using the Windows Boot Drive
However, since our access to Windows is restricted because our monitor is not working, we have to try another way to switch to Safe mode.
- Insert a bootable Windows USB or DVD into your computer and start it up. If you don’t have an original USB or DVD, you can use this guide to prepare a Windows 10 installation USB:
- Boot from the drive you just installed.
- On the Windows setup startup screen, enter the Language, Clock and Keyboard properties. Then click the Next button.
- On the next screen Repair Your Computer Select the option. Then follow the steps:
- Troubleshooting -> Advanced options -> Select Startup Settings.
- Troubleshooting -> Advanced options -> Select Startup Settings.
- Option number four Start in Safe Mode to select, on your keyboard. 4 or F4 press key
- You are now in Safe Mode.
C) Force System Shutdown
This last method, although we do not recommend it, will be the last savior for those who return empty-handed from the above options.
- Press and hold the power button for four seconds while the system is powered on or running, the PC will suddenly shut down.
- Your system will probably boot normally at the next boot.
- Now shut down the PC suddenly by holding down the power button again.
- When you do this multiple times, Windows will automatically go into recovery mode. At this point, with the menu in item B Safe ModeYou can enter.
Safe Mode Operations
- After the computer restarts and boots into Safe Mode, right click on your desktop and Display Settings choose. Go to the Settings tab and in the Resolution tab, adjust the settings appropriate for your monitor. Make sure to synchronize the setting with your monitor’s native resolution to see if the problem has been resolved. Then try to restart your computer in normal mode.
- If nothing about the resolution settings resolved the issue: Go back to safe mode, right click on your Desktop and Specifications -> Settings tab -> Advanced select and then Monitor Go to the tab. If the refresh rate is set too high, try lowering it a bit. Note that the lowest recommended setting is 60 Hz. Most panels have a native refresh rate of 60 Hz, so you can try the value.
- Check if the issue is resolved.
Uninstall or Update Existing Graphics Drivers
The first solution is quite popular and simple among users struggling with this terrible error. However, sometimes this simple setting is not enough and you need to continue troubleshooting using Safe Mode again. You will also need your Windows 10 bootable USB drive created in the previous method again.
- Boot the computer from the USB stick or DVD as described in the previous step and boot into Safe Mode.
- Make sure you have a network connection as we will update the drivers.
- To the start menu Device Manager type and click Enter.
- Open the Display Adapters category. Right click on your graphics card and Update DriverSelect. If you have booted into normal Safe mode without a network connection, Click Remove device and skip the fifth step.
- Search automatically for driver software select it and follow the on-screen instructions to install.
- Restart your computer normally and check if the problem got solved. If you uninstalled the driver, Windows should search and find and install the driver while booting.
- If your problem is solvedDownload the latest driver for your card and operating system from your video card manufacturer’s site and install it.
Delete and Reinstall Graphics Card Driver With DDU
Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) is a useful tool that opens the way to a clean driver installation by deleting the registry and driver files accumulated after different monitors installed in the computer over time, drivers updated repeatedly and Windows updates.
Often times, conflicting or improperly installed driver problems can come with resolution and refresh rate issues. Therefore, uninstalling the graphics drivers and performing a clean install can be important for a more stable and comfortable test.
Driver Uninstall Guide with DDU With its help, you can uninstall the driver of your video card, download the updated driver from your video card site and install it again.
In cases where these methods do not work, you can physically remove your video card from the system, try to start the system with the internal graphics card, if available, or try to open the system with another graphics card.
Problems that may occur in your monitor cables can also cause an “Out of Range” error. So make sure your cables are secure and working properly. If necessary, experiment with different cables.
BIOS Reset method
One of the suggestions for such errors is the “BIOS Reset” option. However, this method It will not be beneficial in solving the error, and it may cause the system not to be opened completely. Because the special settings you make from the BIOS and necessary to boot the system can be deleted if you reset the BIOS.
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