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"The data is invalid" video card install on W2K!


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I know this error "An error occured during installation of this device. The data is invalid" has been talked about many times but the solutions are for Windows XP. It is mentioned that you can go into the registry and change the permissions but the way you do it in W2K must be very diffferent. I am trying to install a video card in an AGP slot and it is giving me all kinds of problems. I have used a driver utility and removed all old video drivers. I am at a loss as what I can do now. Please :whistling:
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Here was my solution after looking for over a week and finding it on another forum. I have Windows 2000, and every solution on the web, was if you had XP loaded on you system. If you are operating Windows 2000 go into your registery but using "regedt32" instead of "regedit" as is recommend for most solutions out on the web. "regedt32" will allow you to set the permissions you need to. I was able to fix my problem in 5 minutes once I found this out. I have been trying to install a video card for over a week. :whistling:

I had a problem installing a AGP video card. The computer detects it and finds the driver etc. but at the end of the installation it says: "An error occurred during the installation of the device - the data is invalid". I did some research into the problem and found out that it was to do with having to change the permissions in "regedt32" as appose to the normal "regedit" as I'm using Windows 2000. I followed the guide at http://www.staudio.d...datainvalid/#2k by editing the permissions in the PCI folder.

Good news is that I finally have my new card working :blink:
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