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Dell Inspiron 6000 - Video Driver Failed to Initialize  - problem is with video card driver in XP

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Dell Inspiron 6000 - Video Driver Failed to Initialize  - problem is with video card driver in XP.
I read through the other EE solutions and this is a different scenario.

I know the problem is with the driver that XP loads up...this is not a hardware issue..there is no parallel port on this laptop..I cannot reassign I/O's in the Bios...

I did a parallel install of XP to folder c:\WinXPro and it load just fine when I select that version to load.

The question is, what can I copy from the working install over to the failed install that will let me get back to work with the original OS ?  XP has to be looking for the correct drivers in a folder some where...and if I could copy those drivers from the working to the failed..then I am hoping it will start up without the "Video Failed to Initialize" Blue Screen....

Thanks in advance...
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Boot up the working instance of XP. Open device manager and double-click on Display Adapter. Select the Driver Tab. Double-click on Driver Details.

You will see a list of all the drivers and files associated with the driver, along with their locations. Copy the list to notepad for reference.

One by one, or as many as a time as you like, copy them from the working system locations to the non-working system locations.

ie:

D:\Windows\system32\drivers\ati321xx.inf  (working XP system)

to

C:\Windows\systems32\drivers\ati321xx.inf (non-working XP system)

repeat for each file listed.

reboot
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