I'm running XP Home Edition, Version 2000, SP3 on a Gateway 4012GZ. My video display adapter is an Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller. Two instances of this show up in the Device Manager. I have tried uninstalling one and it comes back. The only difference I can see between them is that one lists more items in the resources tab. Disabling the one with fewer resources doesn't seem to make any difference to anything. Under monitors there is both "default monitor" and "digital monitor flat panel (1024 x 768)". I'm not sure why this is because I only use 1 monitor. These are both the same thing.
I'm using the following software:
Comodo Firewall 184.108.40.2068
avast! Antivirus 4.8 Home Edition
Ad-Aware SE Plus with latest definitions
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.60.30
Logitech SetPoint 4.60.122 (I've heard SetPoint can cause conflicts, but IIRC, this is mainly in video games)
I was using all of these programs previously (though PowerDesk was v. 4) and regularly update them. AFIK, no update to any of these has caused my problem.
I have Tweak UI on this computer but I had it before and it never caused problems.
Although I don't really know exactly when this problem started, it is relatively recent. Back in March I had a virus disable all my protective software and then my system files. I wiped the drive and reinstalled everything and I believe the display was OK after doing so. It's possible I deleted something I shouldn't have with the CCleaner program's registry cleaner. (I always back it up when I use it, but there's an awful lot of stuff there.)
Here are some screen caps of what's happening.
These are from Serif PhotoPlus 8. The first picture illustrates how the color tab currently displays. The second image from the help file shows how it should display.
However, other tools, like the brush tips and layers manager display normally.
Another weird thing in this program occurs when opening a file. Initially, you get this:
As you resize the window to show more thumbs, the text fields and open and cancel buttons appear to "slide over" to the items in the lower right corner.
The basic cropping problem is also happening in the Options dialog box in PowerDesk.
I have tried switching display settings and resolution and this doesn't work.
I have tried updating and rolling back drivers. This also doesn't work.
Also, there is a vertical band to the right of center on my monitor which is brighter than the rest of the screen. This definitely happened after the virus, but I think
it was like that for a while before the dialog box problem came up. This makes me suspect you are going to tell me I need a new video card, but I'm hoping not as I haven't really got the funds for one at the moment.
However, all advice is still welcome, or I wouldn't be here. Thanks!