At first it wouldn't turn on the monitor. After going to viewsonics website troublshooters guide I switched the plug the monitor was plugged into and the moniter showed the bios screen and booted up like normal. Thought I had the problem licked. But that was just the beginning. Then once it booted up I got the blue screen of death. The REAL blue screen of death. The one with all the numbers and stuff telling you to remove any newly added hardware. I followed the intstructions and took off the HD I put on last week. Tried booting up and it booted into safe mode. I decided to remove a couple of programs and was going to remove the display driver when the computer auto. rebooted. Hmmm.. so Ok. I booted it up and it did the same thing again. I got my MB book out Asus P4B533 and looked through the instructions on how to flash the bios. I only get instructions on how to update the bios. Well FUCK. So I'm thinking that either the vid. card is bad or the bios needs flashing. I don't get any errors on the MB on bootup. It checks everything fine with no errors. I'm also thinking it could be the ram or MB. What would cause the computer to reboot at odd times. I was in the middle of reinstalling XP from safe mode and it shut down. It will shut down at any time but always within 2 minutes of getting into the OS. Anyone have any suggestions. BTW the vid. card is a GeForce 4 ti 4200. On a side note I went to the place I bought the monitor at and the warrenty ran out yesterday. The day this started and I thought the monitor was bad just happened to be exactly 1 year to the day that I bought all the components of the system. (manufactures warrenty go for another 2 yrs. ) I'm not sure if the warrenties on the other hardware will be honored by the manufacturers, but the viewsonic manufacture warrenty will be good for a while. Right now it looks like the warrenty went out yesterday on all the other parts. My dumb fucking luck.