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New Install of Win XP Pro-SP2 -- Help would be appreciated

Have rebuilt my desktop, new mobo, 160G HD, 1G Ram. Mobo is a fujitsu that is listed on the HCI, but needs external video card - using Geforce. Win XP-SP2 from Tiger/OEM version.
Did the install/format Hd, install finishes, restarts and does a particial boot -- Win XP main screen comes on, then screen flashes over to a poor quality XP main screen, and halts. Restart in Safe Mode, boot starts but when main screen should appear, horiz. lines and blue text type symbols, as if Geforce video card not being functional.
Any thoughts??

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What is an external video card?

In reply to: New Install of Win XP Pro-SP2 -- Help would be appreciated

I've seen such on laptops but never considered using them on a desktop.

-> How about the common overlooked drivers such as motherboard and SATA drivers. These are not on the XP CD and widely documented as needed during the install. I see no reference to these in your post.


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Thanks for the reply

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The Fujitsu mobo does not have a video output embedded, so an external card is required. Have had no problem with an install of Win2000, went in and came up without an issue (wanted to see if was me or something else). I have run a disk scubber to return the hd to a "blank condition." Did try another WinXP install, same issue.
On the video card: GeForce 4, MX440 8X, with 64MB -- worked well in the last build that I did. Just was not expecting what's occuring now.

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So you have the normal PCI, AGP or PCIE video card.

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Returning to WinXP from Vista

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Hi Bob,
I tried to return to WinXp from vista and I get C:/windows.
I need to know what command to add after C:/windows to accomplish this.
When I typed in some of the commands listed in help, I get bad commands response.
Can you help me?
Thank you.

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So Shreck2, how does this relate to the video card issue?

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If this isn't Shreck2, please don't drop new discussions in old threads. Create a new discussion just for you.


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