This is getting weirder by the second.
I rebooted my computer manually and when Windows loaded back up, my LCD monitor never came out of standby mode. I cycled the power but it reads "No Signal" and reverts back to standby. Last night something similar happened. I rebooted and the monitor didn't come alive until Windows XP had finished loading, probably 60-90 seconds later.
But now, I'm dead in the water and writing from my laptop. I think I have another video card around and I will test that out.