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LOL! I just about asked you:
"Are you runningintegrated video or a seperate video card. If you are running a seperate video card, it is possible that the onboard video is outputing the information until Windows starts up."
But you say you are running CRT hooked up tointegrated video. Hmm...
Have you changed anything in the system configuration that may have caused this to happen?
Very weird... I would say that your monitor is defective at the lower resolutions while booting up, but you say that you have tried different monitors too.
Maybe there is something wrong with your integrated video.