thanks everybody for trying to help this old man out.
but i think its to late now , comp. will not boot up at all now , not even using xp cd.
i got me a omega driver (4,8) and installed it (instructions say that i do not have to take old drivers out) ,
when i clicked finish to restart this message came up (below)
the problem seems to be caused by file atizdvag
the device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. this usually indicates problem wiyh device itself or with device driver programing the hardware incorrectly.
technical information: 0x000000EA (0X8566221D8) , 0X855EA300 , 0X85cc44E8 , oX00000001
dumping physical memory , after the dump it didnt start back (like usual) it lost the signal and has not booted up since.
well fellers i am a real pc dummy on the tech stuff , but if any of you can give me some more ideas it sure would be appreciated.
cannt believe that this dadburn 9800xt (500.00) has wore out in less than 4 months.
tanks again folks
Aspire X-Superalien 500W
Asus P4c800E Deluxe
Intel P-4 800 3.0G 1mb cache
Crucial 4x 512MB DDR400
2x WD 80GB Sata 150 7200rpm 8M
Ati Radeon 9800XT 256MB
Windows XP , home sp2