So I think my graphics card might have just fried... My computer apparently boots up normally (from the sounds it makes, and the keyboard response - I can use Alt - F4 + Enter to shut it down ok) but my monitor remains blank. Very annoying!
I hooked up my 360 to my monitor, and it's working fine, so it's not that.
What's weird is that the graphics card fan still turns and my motherboard isn't kicking up a fuss (as I say, Windows is apparently booting fine, I just can't see it!). I would have assumed my motherboard could detect a broken graphics card... I guess not.
I've tried giving the card a clean (it was very very dusty as it turns out) but no change.
Has my graphics card died? (I'm guessing yes.) And if so, what card would be a comparable replacement? It was a GTS 8800 with 320 MB of RAM. It also used a PCI-E slot.