==>Black screen "monitor is operating out of scan range"
Jack-Do you know if you have a separate video card (as opposed to being on the mainboard)? If not, is it possible that the memory creep got into the area reserved for your video ram? Is it possible that Windows plug and play installed the wrong video or monitor driver for you after the crash? Just guessing. My current monitor is sort of picky about drivers and I have seen this happen. -John-