Hi all, some of you may know that I worked in I.T. for years, I also build my own computers, but the current problem has got me beat.
A couple of months ago my computer got hit with a power surge, presumably by lightening, while i was out for a run. It fried the modem but everything else seemed OK. (The weather report said fine, and then a huge storm blew in, go figure!)
Since then, when I turn the computer on, around 15 seconds into the boot up process the monitors turn off (I have a dual head video card). I hit the reset button and the computer will then boot up just fine.
Lately though, the boot up has gotten as far as the login screen for XP when the monitors flick to change resolution for the login screen, they turn off instead.
Since the thunder storm I have put an entirely new motherboard in plus a brand new power supply. I have tried a different monitor and also a different video card but this still happens. I also did a fresh install of Windows and reauthorised all my sample libs. (What a pain that was.)
Anyone have any ideas? I'm completely stumped by this.
P.S; the video card is a Radeon 8500 and I have installed the latest display drivers. (I didnt bother with the hydravision or other software.)