Selecting video mode when booting from the rescue media
When booting from the rescue media the optimal video mode is selected automatically depending on the specifications of your video card and monitor. However, sometimes the program can select the wrong video mode, which is unsuitable for your hardware. In such case you can select a suitable video mode as follows:
- Start booting from the rescue media. When the boot menu appears, hover the mouse over Acronis True Image Home 2011 (Full version) item and press the F11 key.
- When the command line appears, type “vga=ask” (without quotes) and click OK.
- Select Acronis True Image Home 2011 (Full version) in the boot menu to continue booting from the rescue media. To see the available video modes, press the Enter key when the appropriate message appears.
- Choose a video mode you think best suitable for your monitor and type its number in the command line. For instance, typing 338 selects video mode 1600x1200x16 (see the below figure).
Incidentally, when there is a digit or letter before a three-digit number, you can also select such video mode by typing the corresponding single digit or letter (“v” in our instance).
- Wait until Acronis True Image Home 2011 (Full version) starts and make sure that the quality of the Welcome screen display on your monitor suits you.
To test another video mode, close Acronis True Image Home 2011 and repeat the above procedure.
After you find the optimal video mode for your hardware, you can create a new bootable rescue media that will automatically select that video mode.
To do this, start Acronis Media Builder, select the required media components, and type the mode number with the “0x” prefix (0×338 in our instance) in the command line at the “Bootable media startup parameters” step, then create the media as usual.