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> XP locking up at loading splash screen after installing vid card drivers

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  1. MagnusTokai

    MagnusTokai Thread Starter

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    Core 2 duo 6750
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    LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard


    Right now my computer is configured so I can dual boot between XP 32bit and Vista 64bit. Vista works and loads up fine (beat crysis with no hardware issues on vista) but xp locks up at the loading splash screen with the blue progress bar and windows logo. The xp installation is a fresh install and all the drivers except the nvidia drivers are installed and xp is fully updated. Without the VGA nvidia drivers xp loads up fine except for the obvious no 3d acceleration and being locked at 800x600. Once I install the Latest nvidia drivers XP locks up when I restart at the loading splash screen. I've tried 3 different drivers the official Nvidia drivers, the MSI drivers on their website and the Omega 3rd party drivers. All of them lock up xp at the loading splash screen. The only way I can get back to XP is through Safe mode and last good configuration which is xp without the 8880 drivers installed.

    What can I do to solve this?

    For reference here is a pic I got from the web of the loading screen Im talking about where xp locks up at.

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  2. crjdriver

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    Did you load the intel chipset utility for xp?
     
  3. MagnusTokai

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    I installed the utilities program and all the chipset drivers that came on the intel Motherboard cd including chipset, audio and other drivers.
     
  4. MagnusTokai

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    Well, I tried formating and reinstalling XP and the same thing is happening. :(

    I need suggestions.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Have you tried with another video card; something like an old 6600?
     
  6. MagnusTokai

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    I tried the only other Video card I had which was an ATI X1950 pro and it worked fine without any lock up.

    So it is either XP not dealing well with the Nvidia card drivers or the video card itself not playing nice with XP.

    I would say that it was the video card that was broken but on Vista home premium 64 bit edition it works fine. I don't want to use my warranty until I know for sure. If I get the same card in the warranty exchange the same problem might appear.
     
  7. MagnusTokai

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    Anybody got any other suggestions?
     
  8. mclarenvj

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    I've had this before.
    Does your motherboard have intergrated video??? (also known as onboard video)
    If it does then its because of the driver
    Everything until the Windows Login Screen is done on vga.dll Graphics driver(The universal driver for VGA. Everything displayed after is done on the installed driver. If your motherboard has intergrated Graphics. then it is likely that when you installed the chipset drivers you installed the Graphics driver as well. this driver overrides the other graphics driver, Leaving you with a computer that is on, but no display.
    I've only managed to correct this by installing a fresh copy of the OS and then not installing the Graphics driver.
     
  9. MagnusTokai

    MagnusTokai Thread Starter

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    The motherboard I use has no on board video. XP does work without the nvidia drivers but then I have no functional video card for games. There are no problems with my old ATI card but I don't want to have to switch and install the old video card every time I wanna use XP.

    Link to the mother board I have.
     
  10. MagnusTokai

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    Found out what the problem was. I had a TV tuner card that was somehow conflicting with my video card. Without it the Windows started up normally.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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