I connected another monitor to computer and the following are the results:
Windows XP Logo comes on screen and then advisement of IDE connetions etc. come on screen. Then screen goes black and no matter how long monitor is on, Desktop does not come on. Be advised that 2nd monitor works well with my Windows 98, but there are some pins missing from monitor cable(5 in fact)
If I restart, I get blue and white screen with Windows diagnosing problems advising me that one or more disc may be in disarray and following message "
"1st allocation unit not valid, Entry will be truncated"
"WINDOWS/C:Joan & Wayne Fordham/Documents/ size not valid.
I cannot open computer in safe mode either.
Any advice will be appreciated.