Kick your brain into 6th gear for this one
I'm about ready to go through the roof. I just recieved the ram yesterday, so of course I couldn't wait to get my new baby running.
First 5 minutes after install of xp; I'm unable to install the Nvidia drivers.
Tried the ones from the disk, no go, tried the new 71.xx, no go, tried the old 63.xx drivers, no go, and even the beta 77.xx, no, completley removing them in between installs
Ok, by now I'm mildly frusterated. They will install but when I go to restart I get a blank screen after the windows loading bar, and resets itself after a min or so. Then I get the F8 menu automatically so I go to Last known good configuration, but the drivers are gone (duh)
So I do a little research, and find that there was a new bios update for the venice core on the Abit. This sounded promising. After installing them correctly... twice, I got the same freaking thing, blank screen after the windows logo.
Next came the new nForce drivers from both nvidia.com and majorgeeks.com, guess what, same damn thing.
Okayyyy, this is lame. I then tried installing the monitor drivers to see if that would assist in any way. Aaaaaaaand no.
Tried everything above then with SP2 installed, still same thing.
I had to call it quits for the night before I broke something.
Today was a mix of everything mentioned above but in different orders.
Now, ready for the worst part? I yanked out an old PCI TNT Gfx card from the closet, and... no way, it worked with out monitor or VGA drivers. So I figured since windows got to install the drivers fully they might stay there. So I put the 6600 back in and it uninstalled them on me. holy %&*!
P.S I didn't mention that without gfx drivers installed I can still get to the desktop, but its software rendering. thats why I could install the drivers.
Have a stab at that one, I would be honored if you could clear this cloud.