Hello. Whenever I startup my pc, threre is a message on the screen (17" BENQ) saying 'signal not detected'. So I tried a different screen (crappy CRT) and it also just stayed blank. But, i used a different VGA wire with the CRT screen, so i take it that it can't be the wire. So, after that, I tried the BENQ screen on my laptop, and it worked. I used the same wire as on the other PC, the one that the screeen didnt work with. So I came to the conclusion that it must be the graphics card in the PC. I have fixed the problem before by taking out the VGA cable and swapping the ends (the screen to the graphics card, and the graphics card to the screen) but i have tried this numerous times, and it didnt work this time.
The question I ask is: have you got any ideas on any other things that it may be? I really dont want to waste £20 on a card that won't fix my system.
Also do you think that my hard drive may have failed on me without me knowing (or it is noticable when they fail?) because i have been having hard drive trouble.
my hard disk trouble: Computer making strange sound at startup...
Thanks for help.