Ok, here's the problem. I turn my computer on and a see the first page of bios, then the screen goes black throughout the rest of the bios and windows xp loading screen, until I reach desktop. I see about 1-3 seconds of desktop and it goes black, and generally stays black. The screen is still on, I know this because the colour is green and not orange when its in stand by. Anyways, I found out if I turn the screen off and then turn it back on, i see the desktop for for another 1-3 seconds or until I move the mouse or anything on the screen changes.
What is with that? If the monitor is bust, why am I able to turn it off, and then when I turn it back on I can see desktop again? Could it be something to do with power to the monitor? I have had the monitor for about 2.5 years, its a 19" WS Proview. Before this happened the monitor was flickering a bit and changing in brightness etc..
I got the monitor from downstairs on the older computer, which has a 17" regular screen, and that seem to work perfectly. I know its not a graphics card problem because I recently changed it to see if it was the problem, which is wasn't.
If it is a monitor problem I am looking at a 22" LCD monitor to get, which one would you guys recommend?