Star Wars: The Old Republic apparently decided that my screen res should be 1680x1050 at 75hz. I have an older monitor that doesn't support that refresh rate. I fixed this problem within the game, but subsequently I alt-tabbed out of the game to the desktop & it reset me to those settings. Now my monitor shows a blank screen with "out of range" in Windows, and these settings persist even through a reboot. I booted into safe mode, but of course while there, I can only change the settings for the default driver. How can I get my machine back into a usable state?
One way is to do it using the keyboard:
- Press Win-M to show the desktop
- Right click
- Press C
- Press Alt-R
- Press the down arrow a number of times (ten or more)
- Press RETURN
- Press Alt-A
Now, hopefully you should have adjusted down the resolution to make the image visible and should be able to adjust it to your liking.