Johnny Rocker. No not an HP - Evesham 9 months old .
recap. Yes I have been told thanks. Its a Philips 19" Flat screen.
Graphics card is fine.
Have I fixed it? Well I have just switched it from windows xp to classic, gone to Advanced twiddled the colours applied them then as an after thought switched back to Classic view before ok. Result is that I have a more realistic colour sequence.