Windows XP Geforce 2 MX Video Issues

By msmith
Jul 6, 2005
  1. I recently installed Windows XP Professional on a old compusa computer (500mhz p3, 8gb hard drive, 128mb ram, geforce 2 mx 64mb). Even in the installer i was having some form of messed up lines and dots on parts of the screen at random. I managed to get two screenshots of this problem at its fullest. they can be found here: (the bottom of the screen is yellow i guess because i did a ASCII ftp transfer instead of binary but whatever)

    Heres a couple system errors I found:
    Generate Activation Context failed for C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Desktop\putty.exe. Reference error message: The operation completed successfully.
    (i doubt this is even related to the problem but i'm posting it for the sake of it being there.)
    The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk0\D.
    (This is in there A LOT, but D:\ is the master cdrom drive on the second ide chain.)
    A parity error was detected on \Device\Ide\IdePort0.
    (Probably related to the last error.)
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x100000ea (0xff9b6da8, 0xffb07b60, 0x809fc230, 0x00000001). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini070605-01.dmp.
    (I think this is the error from the only crash i experienced as a (what appears at least) direct result from the dots and lines in the above pictures.)

    Well hopefully someone has some ideas, i know windows xp is bad (big BSD and Linux guy here), but this is just stupid.. also one more thing to point out. It didn't happen on Windows 98 oddly.
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