video locks up


J

Jeff

I have a HP Pavilion a264w PC, that runs Windows XP Media Center. Recently,
I have been having problems with the video (on board Nvidia GeForce4 MX)
locking up the computer. If I go into Safe Mode, everything works fine. If
I boot into Normal Mode, it locks up everytime. There is no new software
installed that I can think of off the top of my head. I tried a System
Restore, but it still locks up. I have reinstalled the original video driver
that came with the system, and that did not help. I also went to the HP and
Nvidia websites and downloaded/installed their latest video drivers, and that
did not help either. I even went into msconfig and disabled all startup
items and non-microsoft services. It is still locking up in Normal mode. I
put a cheap PCI video card in the system and shut the onboard video off in
BIOS and everything works fine. If I go back to the onboard video, it locks
back up again. What more can I do to find out what is causing the issue w/
my video? Thanks for any ideas!

Jeff
 
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B

Byte

Stick with the cheap video card and disable the onboard card.
The onboard card is obvious out of date, needs drivers update
or on its last leg.
 

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