But I am probably way out.
Are you using a non-native screen resolution for this monitor? You don't say anything about your system except the new graphics card, so there is little to go on.
Has this ever worked? If so, when, before the new card was installed? If so that points to the card
any jpg turned 90 degrees is elongated (distorted). I dont know why. This is a new install of xp with a new evga card, but they say its not their card. Ideas? Tks, paul