Originally Posted by Tommy Boy
What do you mean by "it looked like it was in safe mode"? Could you explain the problem a little bit further please?
Not too hard to figure out. Low resolution, low color, everything too big... I think it was descriptive enough.
To the OP, download the latest drivers, uninstall the old ones, grab Driver Cleaner Pro (here: Download Driver Cleaner Pro v1.5 (freeware) - AfterDawn: Software downloads
, and yes it works fine on Vista and 7) select all of the options for ATI, then clean. Reboot the system and install the new drivers and that should solve the issue. If it happens again, it may be possible that the card is either failing or not getting enough power. Let us know how it goes, and we can troubleshoot further.