I recently Upgraded my whole computer. Everyting went fine UNTIL i did 2 things.
1. Installed New DDR memory ( I use PC3200 400Mgz Mem)
2. Installed a nEw ATI 9800 PRO video card.
I installed the new card first and played BF1942 for an hour. It worked GREAT. But when i installed the extra mem chip i could not boot up and I had to restart the computer multiple times. By the time i found out that i installed the incorrect memory i had corrupted my Windows/system file and it was not bootable. I am NOT good in dos useing the recovery console so i decided to rebuild windows. This is when all hell broke loose. I got the "Blue Screen of Death" 2 times. the first told me to make sure and DISABLE video caching so that told me is it the video card? right? then second blue screen said "Bad_IRQ_*******) I forgot the rest of the message
My question is....what is giving me the blue screen memory? New video card? is windows Xp having trouble installing with teh video card? should i put my old nvidia card in and then when xp is insalled take my old card out and install the new? Please help me on this becasue I am reay to return the parts and buy a STORE BUILT PC. Also...has resetting the computer so much Messed my hard drive up?Here are my specs:
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated....
Asus a7v600 MB
AMD XP 2600+
512 (1 GIG NOW) of PC3200 400Mgz
Maxor 40gig Ultra DMA 133
ATI 9800 PRO 128
creative 5.1 SC