Ati infinite loop fixed but with issues (problem solved) My motherboard is a via something or other piece of junk, my PSU is an 2yo antec trio with more than enough power, I have 2gb (2x1gb) of ram, and the card in question is an HD3850 AGP by powercolor and I am on winXP. I had troubles installing the 9.12 hotfix drivers from ati through the installer. I tried to install them manually with windows device manager and they installed but the VPU recovery thing would keep resetting. So I used driversweeper in safe mode and uninstalled the drivers, then went and got the 8.6 drivers from powercolor's website in the downloads section. I kept getting an infinite loop blue screen and tried reinstalling the drivers again through device manager, but it didn't work. I searched google and found ]this fix (below) which has solved the infinite loop problem from triggering during boot/startup sequence. Code: techspot.com/vb/topic15393-4.html So I boot up normally and tried to run a few games. First I started CounterStrike Source and the screen went black so I reboot, and I caught a glimpse of another blue screen but did not get a chance to read it. So I reboot and start CSS again, it loads and I am able to run a Stress Test inside the game successfully with a FPS average of 97. I went to guild wars and entered a high traffic area, the game loaded fine but there was a bit of sluggishness that I noticed, which I also noticed during the load process during the CSS test but it was not sluggish while graphics were being rendered during the test, just when loading things. In guild wars, when I first loaded the area, there were these blue - marks in 2 lines parallel to each other 5 or 6 marks high and similar red lines scattered across the screen, but it all went away when the area finished loading (which as I said was sluggish and slow). I loaded my guild hall and it loaded okay, so I logged out. I tried reboot and loading Guild Wars again but it got stuck on a black screen before I could login to my account and I had to manually reboot. I tried control-alt-delete to endtask guild wars and it brought up the task manager but I could not click it with my mouse because guild wars was stuck on top. I am guessing it is either a driver problem or something about what I did to fix the infinite loop bug. I thought this card was dead but it is only a year old... but I can't take it back and the backup card I have only has 2.0 shaders so I would really really like to try to get this to work. If anybody has any help to offer, please feel free to reply below. Thanks very much.