So I sold my buddy my perfectly working BFG6800OC card in preperation for my new SLI rig I am assembling later this week. I won't go into extreme detail but he messed up installing the drivers and Windows XP would only boot into Safe Mode after that.
Now he had me wipe the computer and this is where we ran into a new problem.
When I install the chipset (nforce 3 from nvidia's website) drivers I reboot, I then proceed to install the 6800 drivers (from nvidia's website). The screen goes black with a cursor in the top left that sits there flashing for a few moments then explodes to fill the screen with many white cursors. The computer reboots after a few more moments and to my dismay Windows boot process halts at a black screen.
I am proceeding to try another XP CD that is less gritty but I wanted to see if I am wasting my time and there is a faster solution to this problem.