Sadly I have no exact solution. I would however explore an ATI DRIVER CLEANER as well as consideration of installing the motherboard driver package after the driver cleaner. Then I'd treat it like I has just installed the video card, use the driver CD that came with the card and finally install any monitor.inf file or monitor driver.
--> But I didn't read why you didn't try system restore at the first sign of trouble. Many forget to do that.
The crashing is going to have dire effects in the long run. Ask the person or company that supports you to get that fixed.
i've been reading some posts submitted on this panel and it doesn't bring up what i'm looking for - it seems a lot of people having the issue but it's still unresolved.
I?ve got 22? viewsonic q2202wb monitor and suddenly my graphics card after rebooting (some game crashed on me few times) refuses to display correctly in resolution 1680x1050 ? when I set this resolution I?m only having 1440x900 max when I bring the monitor?s own menu up even though it does display 1680x1050 in my windows monitor properties.
Graphics card is 5670 hd radeon HIS and I?ve never had this problem with my ati hd 3600 series.
I've come to conclusion the drivers got corrupted but reinstalling them is no help at all.
I ended up puting fresh install of my XP pro on and still got problem to set 1680x1050.
I've decided to put back in my old ati hd 3600 card and monitor works perfectly in 1680 x 1050 !!!
another thing i've noticed - when i'd had my hd 3600 in originally before upgrade my monitor was recognized by the system without installing its drivers, well to ensure it's not the issue i've installed q2202 drivers so monitor appears in device manager correct.
any suggestion please?? - when i put my hd 5670 radeon in st time i had no problem to set the resolution but after sys crashing it's gone.
I've tried pluging in the monitor through vga/hdmi adapter and without.