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meltfast

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Sorry to bump this, but I just got nailed with this problem as well and like the others needs some help.

As with everyone else my PC halts on agp440.sys, though windows is on partition 1, so no weirdness there. The real problem for me is that I have no windows CD and thus one way to go to recovery console. If you're curious, it's because I have a student license of XP pro... I can install it, but I can't keep the CD. I've checked around and the offices are closed (end of the semester) and no one I know has a Windows CD on hand, it's like a bad joke or something. Anyway, I'm stuck trying to figure out a solution sans CD.

I've thought about slaving my HDD to another computer and then performing a little manual surgery, but I'm not sure exactly how or what to excise. The only thing I've really been able to come up with is to literally rename the apg440.sys file in system32/drivers, but I figure that'll probably create even more problems. I can't seem to find an option to disable it in registry either, though it would just affect the current windows not the one I've slaved, right?

Anyway, any thoughts on how to get around this PITA of a problem? I know, I know, annoying, but what can I do.
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gerryf

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http://www.thecomput...edic.com/rc.iso

Download the above iso and burn the image as a cd -- it is a bootable recovery console.

Drop into the recovery console as normal and disable the service as follows

At the prompt,
Type listsvc
<ENTER>

Make sure the Agp440 service is listed, and that the startup type is set to "Boot".

Press ESC.

Type
disable agp440
<ENTER>

You should get a message that the registry setting for this service was found, and that its current startup state is "service_disabled".

Type exit
<ENTER>

If you are prompted to start in Safe mode or Normal mode, start in Normal mode.


Log on to your computer.

Resistall your agp driver (this is a chipset driver , not VIDEO driver), then install your video driver
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