I've got a vista home basic 32 bit (desktop E-system).
For months now, my screen has went black from time to time whilst on the internet but come back within seconds. However a few days ago, I switched the PC on and the monitor started flickering like a strobe light - white. It took about 5 minutes to get to the log in screen when before it was only like 2 minutes. It has become progressively worse, with the time to get to the log in screen increasing each time, however once I get past the log in screen the PC works just fine. Today it took just over a half hour - I really thought it was completely dead.
I have no idea if the problem lies with my monitor or my PC (don't have a spare monitor to check) and was hoping someone could offer me the benefit of their knowledge and any ideas how to fix it.
I have searched the net for a solution but I can't find anything which I'm sure matches my issue and being a complete technophobe I'm frightened of doing more damage if I try and do things to my PC that might be irreversible!