What a day, started off the connection of the new machine all seemed to be going well until the monitor decided to tell me it was out of range. The machine seemed to carry on doing its thing but of course I just had a black screen with the little blue box telling me it was out of range and listing the settings it was when connected to the XP machine.
Had to get my monitor and plug that in and of course the set up was waiting for me to input a name for the computer, it then carried on to finish the setup
Changed the resolution while my monitor was still plugged in then swapped over the cables and managed to carry on on his monitor, installed SP1 which needed a reboot and of course it wouldn't hold the resolutions when it booted back up. OK connect my monitor again while I finished installing stuff and doing any reboots needed and the new machine is now connected again to his monitor and hubby is happily working away, I can again use my system that is until the machines are turned off tonight and I expect when they are turned on again in the morning the new one will be showing a black screen with out of range message, so it will be a question of connecting mine again to sort it out for the day.
Hopefully I will be able to find a solution, hope so can't really afford to get a new monitor at present not after getting a new base.