Horrific AGP(?) problems in Win2k/XP

By TSDMK
Feb 8, 2002
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  1. I decided to try an upgrade to WinXP (after my father brought a corporate copy of WinXP Pro home...shhh ;) ), so I backed up my important files, formatted and installed. Everything goes smoothly, all drivers are installed, and I try to open Half-Life...boom, hard lock up. I rebooted, and I get a message that my Nvidia GeForce3 Ti200 drivers are causing problems, etc. Well, I reinstall a different version of the drivers and try again. Lock up, same message on reboot. I try to run DxDiag, and it freezes through half way. Try again, this time it says there was a problem on the DirectDraw step of the tests. I skip it and Direct3D acceleration is disabled...and running the DirectDraw test freezes it.

    Rather annoyed with this outcome, I reformat and install Win2K. As with before, it doesn't isntall a CPU-to-AGP bridge (just a Standard PCI-to-PCI) so AGP is disabled. I load up Intel drivers via a installer on my mobo's driver disk. Reboot, and then on the splash screen it goes corrupt (masses of randomly coloured pixels everywhere) and locks up. I boot into safe mode, remove the intel drivers, and yet it still locks up at the splash screen. Once again I format and reinstall Win2K, which is where I am now...

    System:
    P3-1Ghz @ 1125Mhz (150 x 7.5)
    384 MB SDRAM
    i815 chipset motherboard
    Inno3d GeForce3 Ti200
    20GB HDD (NTFS)

    Any ideas? :confused:
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    MS upgrades are the devil

    Okay, you say you upgraded your windows 2000 to XP, yeah???

    I've never had any luck with that kind of BS. Try a clean format and install. Its a pain, I know. But MS is getting silly if it thinks it can upgrade anything to anything.
  3. TSDMK

    TSDMK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I did infact clean format my hard drive before installing, both times from Win2K/XP setup.
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    Go to a site like http://3dchipset.com & check out some of the leaked 2k/xp drivers - I'm using 27.20 at the moment. The official NVIDIA ones have some problems in xp at the moment.
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