Quote: Originally Posted by 29342
When I first went to Windows 7 during an Windows update it added a chipset update which caused this problem. Until that happened I always had my update set to automatically update as I never had any problems before. Now I have it set to download all updates but to ask me before installing it. Whenever you see that particular chipset update don't allow it. I fixed my problem with a fresh install of Windows 7. You don't really need an update program as you can search for driver updates in Device Manager. I use to have one of those programs which I paid for but the more I learn about computers the more I realize that most of the time there is a free program out there that will do whatever you want. Also I've found that some of these work better than the purchased one.
It is interesting that you say a fresh install put your 1280x800 back on, because I reinstalled my 32bit and it still wasn't there, then I reinstalled my 64bit and again it still wasn't there. I wonder if it is your vista vs. my 7? Regardless I am happy your problem was solved.
I would have to agree with you on the free programs part as well. It seems that there is a revolution upon us, where people seem to fervently believe that all programs should be free.