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input signal out of range

Recently, a great many people complain about they encounter the error “input signal out of range”. It is a very common error occurring on many version of Windows 10 operation systems. Don’t worry. MiniTool will walk you through 3 effective troubleshooting methods.

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This error often happen to those who want to optimize the computer for better gaming experience. To optimize their computer maximally, many users intend to set an optimal video and graphics settings. However, these settings are usually setup by default. If you change them, some common errors like input signal out of range might occur.

The major cause behind the “monitor out of range” error i related to your graphics card drivers. In addition, sometimes the program conflicts are also responsible for the error. For that, we provide you with the following 2 methods to fix it.

Method 1. Uninstall or Update Your Current Graphics Drivers

If the graphics card drivers get corrupted or missing, you might encounter the input signal out of range Windows 10 error when changing its settings. So, you can try uninstalling or update the graphics driver to fix it. Here’s how to do that.

Step 1. Press Win + R keys to open the Run dialog box, and then type devmgmt.msc in the box and hit Enter to open this program.

open Device Manager

Step 2. In the Device Manager window, expand the Display drivers categories, then right click  the graphics card driver that you want to update and select Update driver option from the context menu.

select Update driver

Tip: You can select Uninstall device in this step and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process. Then reinstall the graphics driver and check if the input signal out of range error is fixed or not.

Step 3. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software option to install the latest graphics driver. Alternatively, you can select the Browse my computer for driver software option to manually install the updated driver.

Step 4. Restart you computer and see if the monitor out of range error is resolved. If you have uninstalled the graphics card driver, Windows will install it as you reboot.

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Method 2. Change Refresh Resolution in Safe Mode

If you have changed some certain settings or just installed a new graphics card, it is likely that your graphics or PC is set to run a refresh resolution higher than the monitor can handle. Under this situation, the most effective way is to change the refresh resolution in Safe Mode.

Let’s see how to fix input signal out of range issue by the following steps.

Step 1. Insert a bootable Windows DVD or USB media to your computer.

Tip: You don’t have to make sure it’s an original bootable Windows 10 DVD.

Step 2. Restart your computer from this bootable media, and then you will enter the Windows setup menu and click on the Repair your computer option at the bottom.

click on Repair your computer

Step 3. Then select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup settings one by one.

Step 4. Click on the F4 or F5 key to enable Safe Mode.

enable Safe Mode

Step 5. When you enter the Safe Mode, right click the empty space on the desktop and select Properties. Then go to the Setttings tab and change the Resolution value. Here you can try lowering the Resolutions.

Step 6. Restart your compute in normal mode and check if the monitor out of range error still persists.

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