Weird Nvidia Video Card Problem

By nissanman
Jun 15, 2007
  1. Hi all. My computer has a very strange problem with nvidia graphic cards. For some reason they dont work in Windows 2000 or XP. They work perfectly in 98 though. When i try to use an nvidia card in my computer with either xp or 2000 it says "This Device Could Not Start (Code 10). Yet any other brand works fine. I tried to install new graphic card drivers but that didnt help. Could this problem be with my bios? Do i need to flash it? Or is my motherboard not compatible with nvidia video cards? The motherboards chipset is the VIA Apollo PRO 133.
    Ive tried both a geforce MX440 and a Vanta LT but they both do exactly the same thing.

    These are my system specs:
    Windows 2000 Pro SP4
    Intel Pentium III 800mhz
    192MB Ram
    10GB Hdd
    Nvidia Vanta LT 8MB AGP

    Thanks, Nissanman
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    You have a very old/outdated motherboard and system. If you can get along with any other card besides the Nvidia cards, go ahead and use them. I really doubt if a bios upgrade is available for your board
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