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Microsoft KB Archive/253296

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How to Disable the "Test" Video Option Upon Reboot

Article ID: 253296

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q253296

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


This article describes how to disable the "test" video option upon reboot and have the specified video resolution and refresh frequency set after the installation of a new video driver to reduce the required input.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

WARNING: Incorrect settings can damage your monitor. Consult your monitor documentation for the correct display settings.

  1. Install the new video drivers.
  2. Start Regedt32.exe.
  3. Locate the following registry key:


  4. Delete the following two keys:


For additional information about additional video settings, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

102992 REG: Device Driver Entries, PART 5


Q102992 Q180647

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