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Stuck in 640 by 480 Resolution

I was interested in trying out the Omega driver for my ATI Radeon x1300. I downloaded and installed it, but video became choppy so I decided to download and install the official ATI driver again. Unfortunately, now my second monitor is not recognized and I can't escape the 640 by 480 resolution.

I tried to remove all the drivers and reinstall them multiple times, and I even tried Driver Cleaner Pro to no avail.
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Have you tried doing a System Restore to a time before you tried changing out the drivers?
Wes MillerInfromation Technology SupportCommented:
When the Video Card is detected and loaded what driver is it reporting as using?
Is it an AGP or PCI card?
Have you consulted the FAQ at: http://support.amd.com
Have you tried deleting all your display adapters and all your monitors from the device manager and rebooting your computer.  When logging in it should prompt you for the drivers - use the ones that worked last
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bappearlAuthor Commented:
souseran - I tried system restore, but then I got an automatic reboot on startup and could only boot into safe mode, so I had to undo the restore.

wmiller - Right now the driver being used is 8.591.0.0 from ATI Technologies Inc. with a date of 2/25/2009.

It is a PCIe card.

And no, I have not looked at the FAQs yet.

rentonc - Yes, and this did not work either.
Hi bappearl,

Do you have another video card to swape to see if it's either a driver, or a video card problem itself?
bappearlAuthor Commented:
I think that would be a waste of time because my video card was working before I uninstalled the driver. I am 100% sure it is a driver problem.
Try DriverCure, what DriverCure does it scans your whole computer for which driver(s) you need downloads and installs them. See if DriverCure possibly fixes your problem. Here's the link: http://www.drivercure.com/
bappearlAuthor Commented:
DriverCure did not work.
bappearlAuthor Commented:
I got it!

After searching online, I found that oddly enough, uninstalling Spyware Doctor fixes this problem.

After I uninstalled it, I set my resolution and then reinstalled Spyware Doctor, and now everything is back to normal.

It's definitely a weird fix, but I'm glad it worked.
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