Its nothing to do with the monitor. Even in safe mode the monitor.inf file is used. It just doesn't load graphic exact drivers like the vid card. I dont know of any monitor that wont use a generic monitor.inf file. There ARE .inf files specific to that monitor, however unless its a plotter or touch screen or specialty graphic design it shouldn't matter. If you're able to get into safe mode, check
and see if anything is listed in there. Also check the DM for any multiple listings, splats or unkown devices. May want to update the MBD chipset drivers, too.
also, disable things like APM, PXE/Netaware (installing remotely) and SATA (make IDE compat until latest SP is installed) in the bios.
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