i have the following monitor problem. when the computer boots up there are these wavy lines on the screen and you can barely see anything. however, it works fine in Safe mode. also, i think the surge protector may have been fried during some recent storms in the area. the old monitor, which worked fine, died and the computer wasn't used for about a month or so. we got this new monitor just last week and are having the above mentioned problems with it.
the computer is an old Compaq running Windows 2000 and the monitor is 14" Dell.
any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it?