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"Genport I/O initialization failure" at startup

Posted on 2002-03-29
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Every time I start Win XP theres a error message saying "Genport I/O initialization failure". I had this problem when I installed Win XP the first time, but I managed to get it away. A few days ago I reinstalled Win XP, and now I get the error message again, but i can't get it away. I know I has something to do with my Voodoo2 card and my ethernet card, becouse when i remove one of those cards everything works. I have tried to install all kinds of drivers, including those I had when it work.

Anyone knows how to get rid of this problem?
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by:Gisslen
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My system:  :)
PII 450Mhz, 256MB RAM, 40GB, Voodoo2, Gigafast ethernet....
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Goto Device Manager and delete (or uninstall) the voodoo 2 card listing.

Also in Device Manager, goto System Resources and Delete Plug and Play (it will reinstall).

Then reboot your machine in Safe Mode (yes, you have to reboot in safe mode, hit F8 while rebooting will get you in safe mode.

Then goto Device Manager, look for Video Devices or Video Multimedia controller or something like that, you will see it. Then delete it.

I recommend downloading the drivers first and decompressing them, so when you start back up, you can use those files.

go to http://www.ntcompatible.com/3dfxfaq.shtml
to find Voodoo 2 Windows 2000/XP compatible drivers.
I only found this out after extensive searching, but nothing is impossible to find on the Internet!


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by:Gisslen
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How do I deletet plug and play. I only have PnP in "System Devices", can't find "system resources". I there I can't delete Pnp. I've tried to rightclick on it but there's no delete option, and i can't use the delete button...
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by:Gisslen
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I skiped the PnP part and just choosed "Cancel" when the "New hardware found" window poped up. And i just other drivers "v2-w2k-1.02.00-beta.zip" found at www.3dfx.com. Now it works again. Thanks for the help.
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Great...glad it worked out for you!
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