I hope someone out there can help cause my head hurts from beating it on the desk! My primary developer machine was really getting messy so I decided to whack it out & put a fresh load of win2k in it today. Now I also have to preface this by saying this machine has been running dual video cards for almost a year now without so much as a whimper. It was so easy to get going the first time it was scarey! Anyways, I dumped the hdds, fresh load of 2k - SP2, all the driver & core programs... I left the PCI card out during the install, as I did last time...no problem UNTIL, I put the PCI video card back in... COMPLETE LOCK UP at the "white screen of pain" (windows 2000 start screen) Ive tried both cards seperately ... no problem, Ive tried going in in safe mode...everything I can think of with no luck at all...ONE TIME it made it into windows & then shut the AGP card off so I had to hard boot.... I dont get it NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Here's the system stats: Asus A7N8X mobo (with latest bios flash) 1 gb PC2700 DDR 333 AMD XP2500 "Mad Dog" Geforce Raptor Ti 4200 AGP video card Trident Blade 3D PCI video card I HAVE to get this thing going again, I use my second monitor as much as my first...if anyone has a clue please HOLLER! Thanks much!