I made a couple of apps work, so far, and I'm getting a new copy of XP (my old copy was too corrupted to read on my cdrom, much less run installation or repair). I have ATI graphics on my HP Pavilion. Yes, I've tried the updates and drivers that HP.com has archived for this old N3110. 2000 won't allow me to install even the "standard" drivers. Every time I try, I get the old "IBM blue screen", memory dump and reboot to the same problems. All of the settings are grayed out, and no matter what I install, the add-hardware wizard either can't find the drivers, or says there are no drivers for my hardware in the folder.
My device properties says my monitor is "vgasave", and after I tried uninstalling it, disabling it in "Services", I then tried booting to the OS repair console and manually disabling "vgasave", and then << ENABLE ATI_BOOT_START >> and got the IBM blues again.
I will be reinstalling my XP in a day or two, but that doesn't change the fact that I want to know how to fix this problem, as if I wasn't going to reinstall XP. I'm least familiar with windows 2000 pro, and it must show here. So does anybody have some light, so I can see what I'm doing here? I may just wait to install XP until I figure this out.
Anyone? suggestions, comments or expletives?