If the system restarts or is shut down, VGA mode has to be chosen or the monitor goes black just before the desktop loads. I am currently starting in VGA mode and then changing screen color to 32bit and resolution to 1024x768. It works fine that way. But it's annoying and shouldn't be a problem.
The graphics card is integrated Connect 3D Radeon X300 with ATI driver version 8.301.0.0.
The monitor is a Planar 15" LCD.
I tried finding an older driver for the card but was unsuccesful. And I've used a couple of Microsoft's knowledgebase articles relating to the problem as well. Nothing has worked so far.
Edited by wvbear, 27 November 2006 - 10:29 PM.