ya vista is installed, nothong will appear at all but it still looks like the monitor is getting a signal. I just left it running and went to town, there were no programs running and when I got back the monitor went all one shade of grey then nothing after that, just went black.
I know everything inside the ocmputer is seated, I took the video card out , cleaned it and it looks ok put it back in then tried my 14 year old crt monitor and that works so I am posative that it is my monitor. Although I do not want to use this old monitor for long because it is small and flickers alot. but what I don't know is if monitors can easily be fixed