troubleshooting Question

Video Driver Cannot Start

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I have an HP Pavillion 9895, Pentium 4, 1.7 Ghz with 640MB RDRAM running WinXP Pro with all service packs and updates.
The system was originally running WinME and I upgraded it.

A couple days ago the system had a crash related to a USB Pen Drive driver.  I have since fixed the issue with the USB drive and it no longer crashes but now the Video driver is giving me problems.

According to the specs I have an nVidia GeForce2 MX with 32MB SDRAM in a PCI slot.  The system boots fine but in the Device Manager it says "This Device Cannot Start".  The driver I am using is from NVIDIA dated 3/8/2002, version

If I unistall the driver, reboot, then reinstall the driver it acts like it is happy and working.  After I shut down the system and turn it back on, it gets the "This Device Cannot Start" error again.

The windows update site doesn't give any recommended updates for this driver.

I can use the system for normal applications, just not anything that requires DirectX, like 3D games and what not.  Even when the driver thinks it is installed correctly, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool doesn't detect Direct3D abilities.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

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