|"'Restored for EOM recovery CD' is what I did"|
You should have stated that right from the start. As jackbomb said, it may be a driver issue.
Go to the following site, check the 'I accept' box, then click 'I agree'. Highlight Windows XP > IGP Graphic Drivers > SiS650 & SiS740 series, click GO. Then download & install the 'SiS UniVGA3 Graphics Driver'