My pc which is the gateway FX6800-01e has been having issues when I game lately, which comes up as a black screen saying 'OUT OF RANGE' just as I begin to play a game. Everytime this occurs I am forced to restart my computer with a hardboot, which unfortunately for me I have done this more than afew times. When I originally bought this the computer ran perfectly, but somewhere along the way this issue arised. I have tried to do a system restore but that doesnt accomplish anything since the issue doesnt disapper. I have tried different monitors to see if its just going out of my resolution; an hd 24inch monitor, a generic 20inch, and a generic 18inch, I've even tried lowering the resolution to as low as it gets before playing but the resolution doesnt seem to give me an answer. My graphics card is an ATI Radeon 4850 and I am well aware that my graphics card drivers seem to be causing some sort of error when i try to install new drivers for it, something about Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) couldnt install due to 'not enough disk space'.I currently have over 700GB of free space so its not that.
UPDATE** Now I have just learned that If I watch a video or movie in fullscreen it gives me the same error. So is it a graphics card bug involving fullscreen? or am I missing a program I should have?
This seems to happen to each game I try to play. I still don't know whats wrong and system restore doesnt get rid of the problem. Could it be a problem with the graphics card cooperating with the monitor?
Please help me out, I don't want my 1200$ gaming rig to be deadweight.
Ok I'm looking for the windows repair. Where is it at? I did some research and the repair program is originally located on a disc? this pc never came with discs so I had to back them up my self. Where would I find this?
gateway was too cheap enough to give me some damn OS discs for buying one of their computers. It wont give me the choice to run repairs on my backup discs I made. Only system restores. ONLY. Thats what happens when youre forced to take backup discs that dont transfer everything you need. WTF!? well hell i dont have 200 dollars that I can instantly blow on another vista OS disk. And I dont feel like risking looking for it through torrent. now what?