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Cannot Display This Video Mode

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64bit

    Cannot Display This Video Mode


    Okay, first post please be kind.

    Can somebody please help me with this one. When Windows 8 first came out installed it on my now very old Dell Dimension 9200, which has an ATi Radeon 1300 series video card and a Dell E197FP monitor. I installed it as a dual boot keeping my Windows 7 installation. Don't remember any issues, all worked fine. However didn't like Windows 8 and deleted it from my system. Now 8.1 is out thought I would give it a go again. Stupidly I lost my original Windows 8 key, so have ended up purchasing a new 8.1 pro key. Downloaded and burned the ISO to a DVD. When i try to boot from disc to install the OS I get the Windows 8 logo for a minute then "Cannot display this video mode - maximum resolution 1280x1024, 60hz on the screen.

    Have tried various things from the google searches I've done including going into safe mode and uninstalling the graphics drivers and also turning the monitor off for 15 seconds when it displys the message and turning back on again, but nothing works. Have also tried installing from within Windows 7, but get the same message as soon as the PC reboots.

    Is my video card and monitor not compatible with 8.1? I know it's too old for some functions such as snap display but seems strange that it wouldn't be able to run, seen as though Windows 8 ran fine.

    Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    Hi there, just wondering if you ever figured this one out? I'm having the exact same problem this evening and its driving me mad!

    Thanks,

    P

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Frustration View Post
    Okay, first post please be kind.

    Can somebody please help me with this one. When Windows 8 first came out installed it on my now very old Dell Dimension 9200, which has an ATi Radeon 1300 series video card and a Dell E197FP monitor. I installed it as a dual boot keeping my Windows 7 installation. Don't remember any issues, all worked fine. However didn't like Windows 8 and deleted it from my system. Now 8.1 is out thought I would give it a go again. Stupidly I lost my original Windows 8 key, so have ended up purchasing a new 8.1 pro key. Downloaded and burned the ISO to a DVD. When i try to boot from disc to install the OS I get the Windows 8 logo for a minute then "Cannot display this video mode - maximum resolution 1280x1024, 60hz on the screen.

    Have tried various things from the google searches I've done including going into safe mode and uninstalling the graphics drivers and also turning the monitor off for 15 seconds when it displys the message and turning back on again, but nothing works. Have also tried installing from within Windows 7, but get the same message as soon as the PC reboots.

    Is my video card and monitor not compatible with 8.1? I know it's too old for some functions such as snap display but seems strange that it wouldn't be able to run, seen as though Windows 8 ran fine.

    Any ideas?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cannot Display This Video Mode
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