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 that occur and related to this issue is the one that you may encounter in almost 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 occurs when the screen resolution is set higher than what the monitor can display.
For example, if your monitor supports resolutions up to 1920 × 1080 and the video card allows up to 2460 × 1440, adjusting the resolution to the video card will result in an Out of Range error.
Another reason why this error occurs is because the refresh rate selected is higher than what the monitor supports. If the monitor cannot be synchronized with the graphics card in terms of refresh rate, again an “Out of Range” error is inevitable.
Also, if the resolution is set within normal ranges, make sure the monitor and its cables are fully connected.
If the error message is displayed on a secondary display, go to 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.
Changing Screen Refresh Rate or Resolution in Safe Mode
Most distributions of Windows, MacOS, and Linux include a precautionary mechanism, in case the user chooses a value other than the monitor’s native values. 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 the change within a certain period of time. 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 fix the problem is to start your computer in Safe mode and change 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 two 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.
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 problem 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 still need to troubleshoot using Safe Mode. You will also need the Windows 10 bootable USB drive you 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 booted into normal Safe mode without network connection, Click Remove device and skip the fifth step.
- Search automatically for driver software 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 for the driver and install it 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. So uninstalling the graphics drivers and performing a clean install may 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 also cause the system not to be opened completely. Because the special settings you make from the BIOS and required to boot the system can be deleted if you reset the BIOS.
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