Windows 10: Black Screen with error message. Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Black Screen with error message.


    Just installed Win10 on a Win7 machine.
    Started it up and walked away.

    Came back 3hrs later and all that was on the screen was this message:

    Cannot Display this Video Mode. Optimum Resolution 1280 x 1024 60Hz

    I can restart the machine and the normal Dell start up stuff happens. The Win10 logo comes up and then the screen goes black with the above message. No cursor. No nothing.

    I cant even get the monitor settings to function once the black screen appears.

    I can get into the monitor settings during boot up but cant make any changes before the black screen comes up.

    At this point my computer is useless.

    Help!!

    Bob
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3
    Win10 Pro 32-bit
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    Try remote desktop connection


    I have the same message. I believe it is because my video card is so old there is no driver in Windows 10. It was originally a Windows Vista 32-bit box and was upgraded to win7 pro.

    I am able to access it on windows 10 by remote desktop from another machine.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    HeyBig said: View Post
    I have the same message. I believe it is because my video card is so old there is no driver in Windows 10. It was originally a Windows Vista 32-bit box and was upgraded to win7 pro.

    I am able to access it on windows 10 by remote desktop from another machine.
    I was just able to get mine to work. I had to remove the video card that had been in the machine since it had Vista on it. Running everything through the motherboard video connection and everything works fine now.

    As I got the above message I had just got the computer back together and Win 10 just finished installing. It was ironic that it came at almost the same time I go mine to work.

    Bob
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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