In this article, we look at the Out of Range error and solution suggestions that users often encounter.
Our computers don’t always stay the same. It can change over time, both in terms of hardware and software. When you receive a new monitor, switch to a new video card, or install a new driver, you may encounter various errors.
One of the most common errors in this regard is the Input Signal Out of December error, which you may encounter on almost most systems. Fortunately, you can solve the problem quite easily with one of the methods we will show below.
What caused the Out of Range error?
This error occurs when the screen resolution or new speed (Hz) is set to a higher value than the monitor can display.
For example, setting your system to display at a resolution of 2560×1440 while your monitor supports resolutions up to 1920×1080 will result in an out of Range error.
High Hz Problem
Another reason for this error is that the selected refresh rate is higher than the monitor supports. For example, if you give a 60 Hz monitor a 75 Hz refresh rate, you will not receive an image. In short, if the monitor cannot be synchronized with the video card in terms of refresh rate, the “out of Range” error is inevitable.
If the error message is displayed on a secondary screen, go to Windows display properties and change the resolution setting of the secondary screen to a lower setting until the image is displayed. The most ideal for monitors is to use their native resolutions and refresh rates. Going beyond these values will cause an Out of Range error, as well as problems in games.
For this reason, it is recommended to use the natural resolution of the monitor unless it is difficult. Native resolution is usually written among the characteristics of the monitor. For example, if your monitor is 1080p, its native resolution is 1920 x 1080. 1440p will be 2560 x 1440, and 4K will be 3840 x 2160.
Change the screen refresh rate or resolution in Safe Mode
Most Windows, MacOS, and Linux distributions 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 asks you to approve the change within a certain period of time. If a problem has occurred and the screen cannot be displayed, you cannot confirm the change during this time. So the operating system automatically reverts to the old Settings. But things aren’t always that easy.
If you have 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 possible problems that may occur may be that the video card or computer is set to run at a higher refresh frequency or resolution than the monitor can remove. In addition, the operating system’s protection mechanism, which we mentioned above, may not work in such cases. As a result, this causes a disturbing error.
This problem is most common among laptop users with smaller monitors. The best way to solve the problem is to start your computer in Safe Mode and change these settings.
Change monitor settings with Safe Mode
Safe Mode is an emergency mode that allows the Windows operating system to run with minimal settings, drivers, and programs. In this way, faulty driver installations, application and System Settings made by the user that prevent the system from starting in a healthy way can be deactivated so that the user can access Windows and correct the settings. In a situation where the main monitor does not display, there are three basic methods to achieve Safe Mode:
1. access Safe Mode by connecting a second monitor
This method allows you to access Safe Mode without creating a boot drive if you have a second monitor. Follow the steps to do this:
Connect the second monitor to your computer
Turn on your system. When the screen arrives, open the Start menu.
While holding down the Shift key, click Restart.
Wait until” continue“,” troubleshooting“,” shut down your computer ” options appear.
Follow troubleshooting – > Startup Settings and press restart
When your computer starts, you can select the option that allows you to start the computer in low-resolution video mode.
Remove the second monitor and install the main monitor.
You’re In Safe Mode Now.
2. accessing safe mode using the Windows Boot Drive
However, since our access to Windows is limited because our monitor is not working, we need to try another way to switch to Safe Mode.
Insert a bootable Windows USB or DVD into your computer and start it. If you don’t have an original USB or DVD, you can make a Windows 10 installation USB using our guide:
UEFI Windows 10 Installation Guide
Boot from the drive you just installed.
On the Windows Setup start screen, enter the language, time, and keyboard properties. Then click the next button.
On the next screen, select Repair Your Computer. Please then follow the steps:
Select troubleshooting -> Advanced Options – > Startup Settings.
To select Start in Safe Mode, option four, press 4 or F4 on your keyboard
You’re In Safe Mode Now.
Safe Mode Operations
- After the computer restarts and turns on in Safe Mode, right-click on your desktop and select Display Settings. Go to the Settings tab, and on the resolution tab, adjust the settings that are appropriate for your monitor. Be sure to synchronize the setting with your monitor’s native resolution to see if the problem is resolved. Then, try restarting your computer in normal mode.
- If nothing about resolution settings has solved the problem: go back to Safe Mode, right-click on your desktop and select Properties – > Settings tab – > Advanced, and then go to the Monitor tab. If the refresh rate is set too high, try lowering it slightly. Note that the lowest recommended setting is 60 Hz. The natural refresh rate of most panels is 60 Hz, so you can try the v
- Check if the problem is resolved.
Uninstall or update existing graphics drivers
The first solution is quite popular and simple among users who are struggling with this terrible error. But sometimes this simple setting is not enough, and you still need to continue troubleshooting using Safe Mode. You will also need your Windows 10 bootable USB drive created in the previous method again.
- Boot the computer from a USB memory stick or DVD, as described in the previous step, and start it in Safe Mode.
- Make sure you have a network connection, as we will update the drivers.
- In the Start Menu, type Device Manager and click Enter.
- Open the Display adapters category. Right-Click your graphics card and select Update Driver. If you have started normal safe mode without a network connection, select Remove Device and skip Step five.
- Select Search for driver software automatically and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
- Restart your computer normally and check that the problem is resolved. If you have removed the drive, Windows must search for and install the drive when booting.
- If your problem is solved, download and install the latest driver for your card and operating system from the manufacturer of your video card.
Delete and reinstall the video card driver with DDU
Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) is a useful tool that clears the way for a clean driver installation by deleting registry and driver files that accumulate after different monitors that connect to the computer over time, drivers that are updated in a row, and Windows updates.
Often conflicting or incorrectly installed driver problems can also lead to resolution and refresh rate problems. For this reason, removing graphics drivers and performing a clean installation can be important for my more stable and comfortable subject.
With DDU, you can remove the driver of your video card with the help of the driver removal guide, download the current driver from your video card’s site, and reinstall it cleanly.
If these methods do not work, you can physically remove your video card from the system, try to start the system with an internal video card, if any, or try to open the system with another video card.
Problems with your monitor cables can also cause an” Out of Range ” error. Therefore, make sure that your cables are intact and working properly. Experiment with different cables if necessary.
BIOS reset method
One of the suggestions for such errors is the” BIOS reset ” option. But this method will not help solve the error, nor can it lead to the system not being fully turned on. Because the special settings you make from the BIOS and necessary to turn on the system can be deleted if you reset the BIOS.