so I just did an OS format on my Aspire 4930..
I formatted Vista to XP because of obvious reasons.

but, after I installed all my drivers proper,
everytime at startup, my monitor would blink once to black,
but only about one second, even less..

it would not blink again for the rest of the session though.
but, when I uninstalled the VGA Intel driver to see if it had any effect,
the monitor didn't blink. it seems that the driver is the problem, yeah?

but I tried installing two versions and they're just the same.
what I want to ask is:

1) will it have any long-term effect?
2) is the monitor adjusting to anything; refresh rate, etc?
3) can I repair this?

thanks very much in advance..:)

Yes - the monitor is adjusting refresh rate from VGA to whatever setting the now available Registry tells the driver.

Nothing wrong; nothing to repair. My main monitor (LCD) does this.

Ohh thank you so much mate! What a relief!

Have a good day! :)

You're welcome. Do please mark this thread as SOLVED.