View Full Version : PC hangs / reboots after nVidia driver install (XP) - 6200agp

03-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Hi all,

So I've taken an old PC and chucked XP back on it. Previously running Ubuntu 7.10 without issues.

I've installed the chipset drivers and everything, problem is regardless of which version (I even got an old 94.X version) of the nVidia drivers I use, be it latest, Beta, a month or two old, or super-old, the drivers install happily but when I reboot the PC following the installation it logs in, then hangs after about 4-5 seconds.
Reboot into safe mode, remove the driver, and its all good as gold again (But without decent video drivers).

Any ideas why? It's worked previously with XP just fine ...?



Speedy Gonzales
03-07-2009, 07:50 PM
Whats the brand/model of the system / mobo?

03-07-2009, 08:01 PM
Gigabyte GA-KVM800M

03-07-2009, 08:21 PM
It *was* dual-booting for a bit, up until about 6 months ago, and it had no worries ... Im kinda stumped :-/

03-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Sure you got that model correct ?? GA-KVM800M or is it GA-K8VM800M This board (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=1810) If it is that board, did you install the onboard Graphics as well ??

03-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Sorry, Typo, yes its the K8VM800M

The OnBoard VGA was disabled in the BIOS, windows didnt know it was there until just now I pulled out the AGP Card, enabled it in the BIOS, installed the OnBoard VGA Drivers and yeah *that* works just fine... :(

03-07-2009, 09:49 PM
Hmmmm- OK so it works fine in Ubuntu, but not windows ??

Out of interest, what Service Pack is the XP ?

03-07-2009, 10:37 PM
It *used* to work in both XP, as well as Ubuntu. It was my old gaming rig...

WinXP Pro, SP3 (slipstreamed).

04-07-2009, 08:33 AM
So maybe the card itself now has a problem........

04-07-2009, 09:32 AM
Reckon its possibly just developed a fault? I haven't booted XP on that for ~6 months but it was fine in Ubuntu. The card works fine until I install any official nVidia drivers :-/

Should try and find the other one that I bought at the same time, identical make / model...

04-07-2009, 09:39 AM
Dare I say it but you could try older drivers, something in the 60 or 70 series.

I don't upgrade the drivers on my AGP6600gt for fear they might break it!

04-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Did you install the VIA service pack and other drivers?

04-07-2009, 12:32 PM
I tried 90.X drivers and no joy, but I'm sure I've used something newer than that before.

Via service pack? I downloaded the 4-in-1 that just happened to be on the same page as wainuitech linked to earlier ...

04-07-2009, 01:13 PM
Try the card in another PC?