Getting my hands on an old CRT monitor didn't help - when windows booted the monitor would turn itself off into standby mode - I was unable to even alter settings as nothing could be seen at all.
I took it to a local PC repair place and they installed some service packs or something and it works now on the CRT but not my LCD. I called them up and they said that I need to change the refresh rate in Display properties but when I go into display properties the option isn't there - it's all greyed out.
Monitor type comes up as default monitor, and in Device Manager there are no monitor controllers listed.
I am at a loss and don't want to format / reinstall if it means neither monitor will work again.
Any and all help is very appreciated as this is the first problem i've encountered since buying this PC 2 1/2 years ago.