New Nvidia Drivers cause hanging when win2k boots... why?
Posted on 2003-11-26
I guess I'll start by listing my specs:
Asus P4PE Motherboard Bios revision 1006
Pentium 4 2.4ghz Processor
1Gig DDR Ram.
PNY Verto Geforce 3 Ti200 graphics card. (AGP / 64MB video mem)
Windows 2000 (all updates installed/ directx 9.0b)
The problem I am having occurs when I install any of the newer Nvidia drivers higher than 44.03. Everytime I install these newer drivers, when i reboot, the computer flys through the post like normal... The black screen that says "starting windows 2000" with the gray progress bar executes normally, but then when it gets to the loading screen that is white with the small blue progress bar, the bar fills slowly and once it is completly full the computer hangs. If I leave it alone for about 8 minutes or so it eventually loads to where i can log in. Once I log in, the normal startup period wehre all my programs are loading is takes much longer than normal. once that is all done the computer runs fairly normally except if i click properties on my desktop and then click display properties > advanced it takes about 3 minuetes before the graphics card settings pop up. And the graphics card performs much more poorly in games than with the old drivers.
When i installed these new drivers I was carefull to uninstall the old drivers first, reboot, then install the new drivers.
I looked in my Bios for settings related to AGP and I found the appeture size which was set to 64mb. The only other setting i found is UC or USWC i don't know which this should be set to, or if it would make a difference.
If someone could help I would really appreciate it.