I have a very similiar problem to an old post I found but I didn't know if I should bump such an old thread. Here is the thread in question, and I think my problem is very similiar but wanted to be sure the same advice applies. **I had to remove the link and not sure how to proceed. I had lines going through my monitor and thought I should check for updates for my driver. It did seem to help the line issue but now my sims won't work and I think I may have installed the incorrect driver. I got the game to start, but got a black screen. I fiddled with the controls in the CCC and think I hurt more than I helped. I also clicked on restore previous settings and can't even get into CCC anymore and get the Direct X error message now. I think I should uninstall CCC and the driver version I installed but I'm unsure of how to do that and which driver version I should install. I hope this is enough info about my computer-- Let me know if more info is needed. Dell Dimension 8300 XP Home Edition Phoenix Rom Bios Plus Version 1.10A05 Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz 1.5 GB Ram Direct X 9.0c 125 MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128 PM. Should I follow the advice in the link I posted and download the 7.7 driver? Thanks for any help you can give me. Hope I posted in the right place.