Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I update video driver on slave hard drive?

Posted on 2008-10-01
6
Medium Priority
?
755 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Windows XP Pro with GEForce AGP video card.
I've just begun to experience a "loop" of my PC rebooting over and over again - it never reaches my login screen.  Does the same thing if I try to use Safe Mode.  Used my original XP cd to utilize Recovery mode to attempt "chkdsk /f /r"; but, that's when I receive the blue screen with bad_pool_caller message.  I'm a PC builder so I have a working system with the same motherboard (AOpen AX-533B).

Substituted RAM chip from working PC to faulty PC - wouldn't boot.  Substituted AGP video card from working PC to faulty PC - wouldn't boot.  Substituted hard drive from working PC to faulty PC - wouldn't boot.    BUT, when I substituted both video card AND hard drive from working PC to faulty PC, the system came up and ran correctly.

I decided to leave the "working" video card in the faulty PC and used the original hard drive from the faulty PC to try a boot - wouldn't boot.  So, I've decided that the driver for the video card installed on the original hard drive is corrupted.  Substituted hard drive from working PC (as Master) with faulty? hard drive (as Slave) in the faulty PC and the system boots to the desktop.

Slave (faulty?) hard drive is listed as E: drive and is fully accessible.  I've run chkdsk /f from the command prompt and it turned up no errors.  I feel I've got to remove the video driver from the Slave drive in order to make any progress.

Am I on the right track and, if so, how do I correct this problem.
0
Comment
Question by:baleman2
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 96

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
ID: 22620512
Why don't you just boot into VGA mode and replace/update the video driver?
0
 

Author Comment

by:baleman2
ID: 22622065
Pressing the F8 function key does not produce the full list of boot options that I ordinarily see - VGA mode is not in the abbreviated list that is shown.
0
 
LVL 93

Assisted Solution

by:nobus
nobus earned 1000 total points
ID: 22623045
>>  BUT, when I substituted both video card AND hard drive from working PC to faulty PC, the system came up and ran correctly.    <<    this can indicate you have 2 problems, not 1
can be a bad disk, or disk controller (= mobo)
you can try hooking the drive to the other IDE connector for testing
test your ram also with memtest86+ from www.memtest.org (but i suppose you have that already..)
and test the disk with  
    http://support.wdc.com/download/#diagutils      
to be sure about your basics...
0
NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

 

Accepted Solution

by:
baleman2 earned 0 total points
ID: 22623399
Have decided to NOT knock myself out over this even though (as a builder) I've experienced this exact situation more than a few times.  As always, I'm going to copy pertinent files to an external hard drive, format the original (faulty?) hard drive, install a fresh copy of Windows XP, and move on.  This is the easiest thing for me to do in terms of time and money.

Thanks for your suggestions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:baleman2
ID: 22741075
No Comment.
0
 

Author Comment

by:baleman2
ID: 22741080
No Comment
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

610 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question