Can you tell me a little bit about your system? Is it a branded PC like Dell or did you build it yourself? Can you give me the model number or the motherboard product name?
Also, it may not be important, but what sort of issues did you experience which led to this problem?
Thanks for replying!
It was a Dell PC, Dimension 2000, though a few parts have been replaced on it over the years. Model number I think is 55277-OEM-0011903-00102.
Before I restarted, the computer was moving slowly and freezing up a bit. I'd had it on a while with a lot of art programs, and I'm used to this happening, so I didn't think anything of it at the time and I can't really remember any specifics beyond that.
Try this driver and see if it helps. It's for your graphics controller version and XP.
If that link doesn't work, go here and select "Downloads and Drivers" from the left tab. Select the XP v14.16 driver.
Have you tried this widescreen monitor on another machine to see if it still works? Likewise, have you tried a different monitor on the problem system?
The first link is acting funny for me, may/may not work.
You can find Dell drivers here, there are a few Dimension 2000 choices so I can't link anything closer to your model, but that would be where you should start. Grab what ever drivers you need from there and see what that will do for you.
I just saw this post that got in before my reply, I would not install Intel drivers unless - and this is a very shaky unless - unless there are no drivers on the Dell site. There is no way to be sure that Dell hasn't changed the hardware in some subtle way.
Hah! It was actually a Dimension 3000 when I doublechecked, so that made it a bit easier.
It worked! Thank you so much for your help, you're a lifesaver! I didn't know which drivers to try! Thanks!
Thanks to lorechief too for the help! I really appreciate it!
Always happy to help!