Video driver failed to initialize STOP ERROR
Posted on 2008-10-01
I have a Windows XP Home computer that is failing to start with a STOP ERROR 0x000000B4 The Video Driver Failed to Initialize. During start up, the Windows XP splash screen appears, then disappears, then the blue stop error screen flashes by in a split second and the machine restarts. I had to watch it restart about 2 dozen times to get the stop error.
It will not boot into Safe Mode, Last Known Good, VGA or Command Prompt. I attempted a Repair Install, but when the setup program reboots, the machine goes back into a restart loop.
The machine has an on board video card. When the local computer store opens in about 45 minutes I plan to purchase a PCI video card to see if in fact that is the problem. I just wanted to check in here and see what else I should be checking in the mean time, to try to avoid a complete re-install.