Good day all myBB forum peeps
My monitor's really been acting weird lately. It started about a week ago, where the screen would just suddenly go black at random intervals. This went on for a few days before it abated. Then it started again roundabout Thursday, but this time it was accompanied by random changes in my screen resolution and even shifting of the onscreen image, (with some distortion). Fast-forward to today, and and the screen goes black religiously every five seconds. I cannot even begin to describe how annoying this is.
I've noticed that on inspecting the CONTROL PANEL>All Control Panel Items>Display>Screen Resolution screen, my display is now listed as a generic non-pnp monitor whereas before the monitor's model was there. Google decreed that to remedy this I had to reinstall my monitor drivers, which helped for a bit, but the problem returned only now the display device deviates between "generic non-pnp" and "display device on: VGA". I have of course run the obligatory scan for malware using MSE, Avast and Malwarebytes. I've even installed a fresh copy of windows on a spare HDD, to no avail.
Does anybody have any idea what the problem could be? The monitor isn't that old, but I have considered that the problem might be hardware related. However, I am unfortunate in that I don't have a spare one at hand to test. I had plans to purchase a new one, but I'll only be able to get down to that over the weekend and in the meantime I have a whole week in which I still have to use the computer. So... I was really hoping some genius here could save my ass with sound tech advice to hold me up till then.