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PC won't boot after new video card

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I bought a Geforce4 128mb video card to replace my Geforce2 64mb video card. The one thing that had me worred was the Geforce4 is a PCI were the Geforce2 is AGP. Right away after installing it I had troubles. When I tried to boot up it would get as far as the Windows loading screen then it would reboot and give me these options: Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Console, Last Known correct configuration (can't remember word for word), and Normal Mode. No matter what I picked it would reboot at Windows loading.

I finally decided to try a new hard drive and that went on pretty well. I got my card working by selecting PCI instead of AGP in the bios video section. The card was a complete dissapointment however, when I finally got a game up and running the FPS was less than 3 where my other one was usually around 13. I figure this has alot to do with it being PCI instead of AGP.

So I pulled the card, switched back to AGP in bios and it started doing a similar thing. This time during the Windows loading screen a blue screen appears and it says something to the effect of: If this is the first time seeing this screen reboot and try again, if you've seen it before try restoring your previous configuration. It also mentions something about disabling cash and shadowing in bios which I never saw anything like that in bios. When I reboot from this screen it gives me the Safe Mode,..., Normal Mode option screen again. I can boot into Windows this time using safe mode but the Last known good configuration and Normal Mode give me the blue screen.

I can boot up the computer in normal mode only if I put the PCI video card back in (but its not the one I'm using). I just tried reseting bios by unplugging and removing the battery for 15 minutes but it's still giving me that same blue screen. Any suggestions?

Blue Screen:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as cashing or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then selecet Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** stop: 0x000000A (0x5D910680,0x0000000Z,0x00000000,0x804D91F9)

Beginning dup of physical memory
Physcial memor dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for futher assistance.

Edited by da_stinger9, 21 February 2006 - 04:35 PM.

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Have you tried going into safe mode and uninstalling the drivers?

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 22 February 2006 - 06:37 AM.

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