I have a 4 year old Dell desktop running Windows XP with a 17 inch flat screen monitor. The monitor button stays green and the computer works in the background. If I shut the monitor off and turn it back on, it will work for a few seconds and then shut off. I found that if I shut down the computer for a few days, it will work for a day and then the problem comes back. I tried attaching another flat screen monitor with the same results.
In trying to find help on the web, I saw one post that said they fixed the problem by replacing the surge detector. I tried that and it did not help. Any ideas?