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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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by:souseran
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Have you tried doing a System Restore to a time before you tried changing out the drivers?
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by:Wes Miller
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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
Wes
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by:rentonc
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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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by:bappearl
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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.
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by:skywalker39
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Hi bappearl,

Do you have another video card to swape to see if it's either a driver, or a video card problem itself?
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by:bappearl
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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.
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by:skywalker39
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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/
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by:bappearl
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DriverCure did not work.
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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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