Recently we had a 4 hour time period where the electricity would surge every 15 to 20 minutes or so. After a few surges I suddenly realized I should check my pc to make sure everything was kosher. Unfortunately not. My monitor now shows a solid black screen but my pc seems to run normal. Thinking it must be the video card, i unplugged the agp video card connection and plugged in the onboard vga. Nothing. I hooked up the vga cord directly to my laptop, nothing. Reseated the ram into a different slot, nothing. I've slowly run out of ideas and am fearing the harddrive crash. Which would really suck because i'm been fairly negligent and haven't backed up my Wife's data in several years. Mine's fine.
My system is home grown and I built it about 3 or 4 years ago. PC Chips Micro ATX mother board, socket-478 P4.
Any help on the situation would be GREATLY appreciated.