Nvidia Video problem when installing XP via RIS
Posted on 2006-05-04
I am tring to deploy XP in my organisation using RIS and it has taken some time but I have got everything working - almost.
The kit :
Motherboard : Winfast 6100K8MB with Semperon 3ghz
Onboard Video - Nvidia C51G (GeForce 6100)
Network Card : Allied Telesyn 2916T Gigabit copper with PXE 2.1
The problem :
The installation goes smoothly - all OEM drivers have been included in the image and are detected, the graphics are detected during installation - in fact the screen resolution changes on the fly during installation to 1024x768 as specified in my sif file.
When the machine makes its final reboot however, the system comes up in 800x600 and there is an exclaimation mark in the device manager next to the vga adapter which suggests that the device driver should be re-installed.
If I then uninstall the driver and reinstall it from the video driver directory on the RIS server - it installs fine and everything is great.
I have tried 3 different versions of the driver
Nvidia 84.21 WHQL
Nvidia 84.56 WHQL ForceWare Ultra (guru3d)
Nvidia 81.10 (C51G driver shipped with motherboard)
every version does exactly the same thing.
My question is - what can I do to troubleshoot this problem ?