i was downloading and installing daemon tools when it prompted to reboot, so i did, but when i restarted my graphics card wasn't working anymore! subsequently i only have access to 1024x768 graphics as my "intel 82855PM processor to agp controller - 3341" cannot find enough free resources to be used (code 12). interestingly "my smc ircc - fast infrared port" and "com3" do not start either.
hp compaq laptop x1407ap, 1.7Ghz, ati mobility radeon 9200 windows xp
was running ati omega drivers v3.8.252 (which does not work as it cannot detect the ati card!)
i have tried system restore to no avail as it did not back up prior to the incident (sigh).. and also restarting in safe mode, using Driver Cleaner Pro 1.5 to clean all ati files, then reinstalling the intel drivers (using the compaq website and downloading "sp25800"), then reinstalling the ati omega drivers again... with no effect - it still does not detect the ati 9200 card hence i cannot get graphics, and the "intel 82855PM processor to agp controller - 3341" still does not function.
running dxdiag shows that the "display device" is completely missing.
help! what can i do to get my original graphics back????