1) I already have DirectX fully updated.
2) My computer came with this card, WindowsXP, and this problem. Doesn't say much for Gateway that they would ship a computer that doesn't work properly.
I took XP off the computer because it wasn't working very well, and 98SE has been working better than XP did. But then again, Linux is working better for me than either of them. And the detonator drivers for Linux work well and don't have this problem. Infact, the only reason I still boot into windows sometimes is that many of my games, such as tony hawk 3, are for windows.