I turned the monitor off and then on again, this resulted in the screen displaying what it should for about three seconds before going black again. I got the same result when unplugging the monitor for a few seconds, and when I tried taking out the cable going to the graphics card and then putting it back in.
Turning the computer off and then on again resulted in the screen going black before the start menu came up.
I wanted to see it the screen would work if I started the computer in safe mode. I used my mum's laptop to try and find out how to do that. It said to press f8 when the computer was starting up, this gave no result. I tried pressing f12 to see if the boot menu had any options I could try. The screen went black before the boot menu appeared, although by turning thee monitor off then on I was able to see that the boot menu did come up.
I have a 32 bit windows xp os on an Acer Aspire desktop. Last night I installed internet explorer 8 and google chrome.
I am at a loss as for what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Kakariki, 20 October 2011 - 05:25 PM.