Well, I got the new cable, installed and nothing. Took the computer and laid it on it's side, looked at all the parts inside, checked for dirt, shorts, broken parts, nothing. Set it back up with new cable, nothing.
Left it for 24 hours while I was deciding if I wanted to spend anymore time or money. Decided to give it one more shot, so I hooked the monitor back up with the old cable and ..........
It partially boots to the Windows XP screen and then I get a "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
"\Windows\system32\Config\system" with a black screen telling me to enter the recovery console with a windows disk. I got out an XP home windows disk and selected "r" for repair. Now how do I go from there to try and repair the Config file?
At this point I am blaming that stupid "driver update" software for the whole crash. I had no problems until I tried that thing. And it is a windows recommended program.
Edited by bhruss, 27 November 2012 - 11:44 AM.