I'm missing some buttons and options from my display settings, and I have no idea why. Back story: I tried switching my video card drivers (going from omega drivers to ATI's new Catalyst suite), so I uninstalled my omega drivers, rebooted, and the ATI installer couldn't complete its installation. I downloaded and installed the new .NET Framework 3.0 because that was one of the problems it listed, but that didn't help any. I still had this problem:
"Setup was unable to complete the installation. Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup."
Tried it a few more times with just driver and no control center, older versions I had - nothing worked. I used the catalyst uninstaller to get rid of what it had stored on my comp, then reinstalled my omega drivers - no problem with them. So out of curiosity I go through my Windows' display settings in the advanced area, and I notice I'm missing a lot of stuff I know was there before. On the Adapter tab there is now NO info in the Adapter Information box; on the Monitor tab it no longer lists my monitor in the Monitor Type box, the properties tab is grayed out, and in the Monitor Settings box I can no longer select a screen refresh rate; all it has is "Use hardware default setting." And of course, I'm missing all the tabs I used to have for my video card's settings and options. Any help as to how I can get my Windows' display options back and how to get it to re-recognize by monitor would be really appreciated.
Gateway 710X series
3.2GHz Pentium 4, 1Gb ram
Windows XP Home with SP2
Gateway 17" LCD monitor, FPD 1730
ATI Radeon X850Pro 256Mb w/Arctic Cooling Silencer rev.5