Re: Windows won't start
black screen is from when "The master boot record (MBR), partition tables, boot sector, or NTLDR file is corrupted."
if he can't boot from disk to allow him to reformat or repair windows, then something is wrong in bios, clearing the cmos should fix that, then boot from disk and repair windows if you can't boot into last known working configuration.
black screen isn't a driver issue and no clue why your talking about 3 year old monitors as a problem.
don't think this person is going to check this thread anyway, lol