I have Dell PC running Windows XP that will all of the sudden stop outputting to the monitor. Forcing a restart is the only way I have found to get it to start outputting again.
This can occur when being used or when sitting idle so it doesn't seem to be a hibernation/sleep problem.
The graphics adapter: Intel 82865G
Monitor: AccuSync 70
Update: Pinging the computer did not work when it went out so it appears the problem is deeper than being just the video output.