please read below: the clueless person that i am, changed the refresh rate of my monitor to about 75Hz (or so) and now i'm having a problem booting. this might not be the problem but i thought id mention it. not sure if my monitor supports it (ive got a Mag Innovision Model no. 900P...at the back it mentions 60Hz so...) everything is normal up until the windows xp loading screen after which the screen goes blank. the monitor is not however on standby and i tried logging in (knowing how to without the screen) to no avail ive tried booting in safe mode, with networking and with command prompt, ive used the lot!! i have no on-board graphics card so hell that doesnt help at all! using an Nvidia 6600GT 256Mb it that could help.... thanks in advance!