I used DDU (display driver uninstaller) to completely remove AMD drivers in safe mode. It also disabled windows update from automatically reinstalling. I rebooted and was using the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. Everything worked fine. Windows did not disconnect the monitor when it turned off and windows were not resized. When I reinstalled latest drivers (15.7.1), I again am stuck with the same issue. I also tried a replacement monitor, different DVI-D cable, and a fresh install of windows. This has to be an issue with AMD drivers. Could someone please respond about this?
Here's what my desktop looks like after the monitor wakes up: http://i.imgur.com/gunSkLl.png
Hopefully AMD or MS fixes this eventually, whoever is at fault. I found a little program someone made just for this issue called Persistent Windows. It basically saves info about all open windows and their sizes and after monitor wakes back up reverts windows size. A bandaid for an underlying issue. I think the problem is related to hotplug detection. For some reason Windows detects the monitor as disconnected completely when it sleeps.