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lloydich
2004-11-22T19:08:32Z
Hi,

I recently put together a PC together from old and some new parts (see details of spec at bottom of message). I installed WIndows XP and the install works right up to the end when it boots for the first time. What happens is that it freezes when it loads up the windows xp logo with bar (i.e. when its moving horizontally left to right and back).

I got it working in safe mode and found these conflicts:
image 1
- image 1 showing that it doesn't recognize the graphics card;

image 2
- image 2 showing a conflicting device list.


So to me it sounded like either a driver issue or a hardware issue.

So I downloaded the latest NVIDIA drivers for the Hercules Geforce 2 graphics card and this didn't change things. I also swapped over the graphics card with my Radeon 9600 128MB card from my other pc and still no joy. i.e. same conflicts. So even with a new graphics card it hasn't changed things so what do I do?

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance

Lloydich





Image Spec:

Graphics Card:
Hercules GEFORCE2 MX 32MB Graphics Card

RAM:
Kingston 256 DDR266 PC2100 CL2 Dimm

Motherboard:
PcChips M848ALU SKT A SIS 748 400 DDR AGPx8 ATA133 6CH Sound/lAN/USB 2.0 will Take Upto a 3.2+ AMD Athlon XP And Sempron CPU's Motherboard

CPU Fan:
Speeze EEA10B4 Vulturspin AMD CPU Cooler XP3200 Low Noise

CPU:
AMD DURON 1600 266FSB CPU - OEM

Harddrive:
IBM Deskstar 41Gb 7200rpm
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Jordan
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2004-11-22T19:13:04Z
Did you format the HD completely before you installed XP? I would just try an install again even if you did format it.
lloydich
2004-11-22T19:16:50Z
Yep reformatted it and reinstalled XP a couple of times just to make sure.
Drago
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2004-11-22T22:17:08Z
Well you are right about it being a conflict with the video card. Does your mobo have onboard video? Try using driver cleaner to compleatly get rid of your vid drivers and then reinstall the latest vid drivers. Have you updated the chipset drivers? Have you checked bios for any thing that might need to be enabled for your vid card to work?
lloydich
2004-11-23T03:54:32Z
I have played a little bit with the BIOS/video card settings. But will try using your other suggestions.

Thanks

Lloyd