Uhhh.... I'm not going to quote what PedroDaGR8 just said, but it's not true! However thanks anyway PedroDaGR8!
Still a no-go sad.gif
Sheesh! I feel the same way you do. Heck, it's video card for heaven's sake! I hate to point this out, but you mentioned you updated the vid card bios... do you know for sure if it took?
I still have a hard time believing the card could just all of a sudden die. I mean, it can happen, but how likely is that when it was just working before you installed some 3rd party software. If you want to keep going, I have a few more suggestions.
This is the Nvidia Forceware
driver for your card. Unfortunately, Nvidia does not have much documentation on Forceware, and this driver is dated 2007. However, it may help as I seem to remember I had to use a Forceware driver on a client computer I did some time ago. I don't know if it will fix the problem you're having though.
The only other solution I can think of is that you start all over again from scratch... (yah, I know!)... however, this time do not install SP3. Go with what's on your XP install disk, install SP2 if it's a seperate file from the CD... Restart. Then install the Chipset driver you downloaed. Restart. Then the original Vid driver from the CD that came with the card.
I know it's a lot of work, but the vid card you have is not cheap. One other thing... does the card happen to still be under warranty?EDITED TO CORRECT LINK
... Originally posted wrong Vista Link... corrected for XP.
Edited by makai, 16 December 2008 - 07:04 PM.