Re: new and in need of some help
I assume a power light is on when the monitor isn't responding, and maybe turns orange to say its not recieving any signals?
Did you do anything before switching it off the time its stopped working?
You've listed the type of board, but not the Motherboard make/model itself. It should be written on the motherboard itself if there is a way of opening the side panel to get a look in.
As for free protection software, I myself use:
Spybot: Search & Destroy,
Zonealarm Personal Firewall
All nice selections, with Spybot being the only program that really needs looking after, downloading updates manually every few weeks or so, and running a scan.
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