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nichtul

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I recently had the video card that came with my dell inspiron 530 go out on me and bought a geforce gt 220 to replace it. The new card won't boot into windows but will boot into safe mode. I called tech support for the card and they explained that it was because i needed to update my bios. I got on the dell support site, put in my case's number, and was quickly directed to a list of bios updates with the simple instructions of download, execute, and reboot. When i attempt to run any of the listed files i run into the error "Load Driver Failed!!" in a window calling itself Winflash. I can reboot just fine and still go into safe mode. The bios version at start up never changed either so i'm figuring that the program isn't even attempting to run. Any help would be much appreciated!

Running windows xp if that matters...
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You shouldn't need to update the BIOS, nor should you update the BIOS as it's not going to solve the problem.
What happens when you try to boot in normal mode? Blue screen? Black screen? XP Logo? Nothing at all?
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The system reboots as soon as windows tries to load normally unless i boot into safe mode. It doesn't even bring up the windows loading screen, it just gets to that point where it should bring it up and reboots instead.
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