I'm pretty certain its not a problem with the card itself, the monitor is plugged into the pci express port, and the bios is set to pci express and the monitor is on, can see everything no problem. The only issue is the drivers on windows xp, I just installed the onboard graphics drivers and they worked perfectly and afterwards had another look in Device Manager and it seems that there is still a "Video Controller (VGA compatible) and "PCI Device" both say they don't have drivers in order to run. I downloaded the latest ATI drivers for the radeon 5770 but they didn't do anything, xp didn't find the drivers. Any ideas? Thanks.
P.S. So is there any possibility that the fact i'm using a windows xp which hasn't been updated since 2001 could be a reason the drivers haven't been found, or is that irrelevant? Thanks.