I realize the SP3 update was a few weeks ago but I haven’t been able to deal with this problem until today.
About 4 weeks ago, I was somehow suckered into updating SP2 to SP3. I failed to read anything about it before the update and figured, “what the heck.” Two weeks later, I realized something was wrong when I tried to play WoW. An error message came up saying that it couldn’t find a usable video device.
I am very busy and just didn’t have the time to really dig in and figure out what went wrong. Today, I tried to open Google Earth. It could not open using DirectX. I figured it was time to fix since I had a little spare time.
I then tried to update / reinstall the ATI driver and it just wouldn’t take. So, now I had a complete loss of a video driver. Well, I got sick of it all and rolled back before the update.
The video driver came back and I was able to play WoW and the ATI properties came back. Unfortunatly, I had updated FireFox to version 3 sometime after the update so I had to reinstall FF3. I also had to install most of my addons. Not a big deal since it still had all of the addon settings and whatnot.
FireFox Rox! Windows sucks…especially SP3. Don’t install it unless you really thing you have to.
I have had other problems at work updating to it.