Well I just pissed away the day chasing a problem on my “spare” machine. I was trying out the “turn WIN 2003 Server into a workstation” guide. The machine had W2K on it and was a great spare gaming rig. Here’s the Parts list: • Win2000 Pro • Mid Tower ATX Case 400 Watt • ECS K7VTA3 v8 (standard OEM no frills) • XP 2400+ 266FSB OEM & VANTEC AeroFlow VA4-C7040 • Mushkin PC2700 512MB 2 2 2 T1 (256X2) • AGP Leadtek 8X Ti 4200 128meg • Onboard Audio 5.1 • Onboard NIC • 1X WD 30GB EIDE ATA100 1X WD 10GB ATA66 • PCI Promise ATA66 Controller for the CD/DVD drives • PlexWriter 48/24/48A • Mitsumi 12X DVD-ROM Anyhow I could not get AGP acceleration to work. At first I thought it was the graphics Card so I swapped it out for another and still the problem persisted. I thought that I had Screwed up something in the installation Messing with the drivers and Directx so much, so I re-installed server 2003 std again and still after I went to Directx Diag. the system reported no video acceleration at all and when I installed the NVIDIA drivers it would hang again and lose video signal… All of this took several hours and I was getting a bit miffed at the whole thing. I put the video cards into on of the other rigs and they worked fine….. so in the end I had to deduce that the APG slot / controller has given up the ghost. Well it was a crappy $40 board to begin with so I guess I can’t complain to much. I’m gonna crack some beers and frag for a coupe of hours, that’ll make me feel better.