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PC Freezes after loading agp440.sys file

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Strange Brew

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Had a problem with the PC freezing up - after a few seconds... thought it was something to do with Paging file size - with the NTFS HDD. Changed over the HDD to a FAT32 one, with XP Pro SP2 on it also.

Initailly, it got as far as the black background "Windows XP Pro" loading screen. The "activity" indicator bar stopped moving.

Then tried to reboot in "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" , and the system appeared to stop on-or after - the agp440.sys file loaded.

DEtails of PC:

It's a fairly old 2002 Intel Pentium 4 1.5Ghz processor...not over clocked or anything!
The motherboard has an Intel i845I chipset, and is manufactured by Chaintech.
The Award BIOS is dated june 18th, 2002 and had the ID: i845ITE8712-JA69VC0CC-00
It has 512mb memory
and almost 40GB freespace on a new -ish HDD

MSI brand video card, nVidea GEForce FX5200

Any ideas what to try next?

Edited by Strange Brew, 26 October 2006 - 02:33 AM.

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Retired Tech

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This issue may occur if Windows XP tries to use an incompatible motherboard chipset video driver during startup.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps to disable the Agp440.sys service.

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