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Old 10-06-2005, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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System:
Epox 8rda3+
athlon 2500 barton
512 ddr
80 gig WD SATA
Radeon 8500

The problem started when I replaced the Radeon with a Geforce FX 5200 128mb video card. The computer would freeze when XP would normally be loading up. Sometimes it will hang on a black screen, sometimes it will go to a blue screen that says "BAD-POOL_CALLER".

I have replaced the original card and tried booting from an XP cd. When it says "Boot from CD ..." it just hangs.

When I try to go into safemode it stops on a black screen with a command line that reads "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\syste m32\ntoskrnl.exe"

I have tried different xp disks and also tried a NTLDR Fix boot disk, but I can't get anything to boot. I have reset the bios many times, and my boot sequence is set to CDROM then SCSI\SATA.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you install the Nvidia drivers ?

You need to put your ATI back in there and load that up (diskless).
Then: Completely delete all of the ATI related drivers, shut it down and install the Nvidia Card and bring it up in Safe Mode w/Networking and install the drivers that way.


ATI and Nvidia drivers HATE eachother... huge problems with the switching of these 2 cards.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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does it have onboard video?
Good Idea Juice.

Boot it up with the onboard video and take care of ALL the ATI and Nvidia video drivers on your machine.
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Windows will not even boot up.

There is no on board video.
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Any ideas?
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Will it post ? or is it just dead now ?
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It posts - It boots up, loads the SATA drivers, then when XP should load up it hangs. In the original post I described the messages I get loading windows normally and in safemode. I have also tried to reload the last known configuration but it just freezes.
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Sounds like it is having trouble passing the system off to the ntldr. Try resetting the CMOS to clear up any nonsense that it may be causing. Worth a shot at this point. Just pull your batter out for about 15 min and reconfigure your devices in the BIOS.
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