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Problem with the monitor

For past few days, I am experiencing a strange problem with my monitor. When the system is started all the text is appearing with a lower resolution (the font size is increasing). Once windows starts loading, the screen goes blank and it would flash for few times periodically before it goes balnk completely.
I have checked the monitor to see if there was any problem with the circuitry but nothing was found. I think this might be problem with the display card or drivers but unable to figure out which is the correct reason.

Please advise.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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That is something to do with your software.
Reinstall it.

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