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Windows XP + nVidia nTune = DEATH!

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I'll never forgive myself for this, but being the curois idot that I am, I decided to download nVidia Corporation's nTune Overclocking Software utility. It basically overclocks your system for you. Yes, for you. You don't even need to go into BIOS, or restart your system (according to nvidia). Well I had to during the "Tune-up." The program essentially benchmarks your system, and overclocks it to values that it thinks your system will handle.

Well, I did a benchmark, and let the program auto-tune for me.
I ran the Auto-tune up thing, and my computer restarted itself hard-boot style twice...but that is fine since the start up screen tip says that it may restart or cause a hangup. So I didn't think it was a biggie.

Well, after it finally finished "Auto-tuning," I restarted my computer myself, which is what I always do after I install or do something that "big" to my system.

So, I restart it. Evrythihng is fine until it gets to the Windows boot-up screen. You know, the really ugly one that has the green or blue mooving square dots to indicate that it is loading?

Yeah, well, during that period while XP was loading, the computer just restarted, once again, hard-boot style.

So, I just let it keep going, and let it restart itself, to see if it can fix itself, which sometimes it actually does. But this time, it didn't. It kept going until it got to the XP boot-up screen, and crashed again. Resatrted itself... kept going like this for a few time. So, I finally shut off the thing and here I am now.

I know it's not a compatibility issue, since my processor and motherboard are supported, and I meet the minimum spec requirements.

Does anyone know of a solution? Or how to reverse/cancel/revert back to my old settings?

My computer can no longer reach my desktop, it continually crashes at the boot-up screen.

If you know anything, please post, you help is greatly appreciated.

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i suggest setting bios to defaults. Power down. Open the case and remove the battery or use the mobo jumper to do that. Your system owners manual should tell you how to change (remove) the battery or clear the bios. If this is a custom system, the mobo manual will tell you. If you don't have those, go to the manufacturer web site for instructions. Just make sure you follow sound anti static procedures while messing around inside of the computer (make sure you have a good ground, asd wrist strap or touch the metal case first!...failing to do so could cause major damage).
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