uninstalled ati driver and ati control panel in add/remove
then booted to safe mode used a driver cleaner
then installed new drivers
so far so good although my score in 3dmark2001se went down by ~300 marks but i'm sure thats due to my drive need defragged and other misc stuff.
not sure i really care for the new layout of the ati control panel will take some time to get used to.
Abit NF7-S rev 2.0
XP2500+ (11 X 200 @ default voltage 12 hrs prime95 tested)
SLK-900U w/ panaflo 46.5 CFM fan
Temps: 35 idle, 41 load
2 X 256MB Corsair XMS C2 RAM
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
Western Digital 120gig Special Edition 7200rpm 8MB Cache HD
Allied 450watt power supply
Samsung 52x CD-RW
Iomega 100MB Zip drive