So, I had a nasty virus/spyware/etc on my computer, SO I decided that the only way to get around that problem was to format the hard drive and do a fresh install of windows XP.
Alright, so that's not so bad, I've done this before, just step by step...pretty simple.
For some reason this time I can not get the video or chipset drivers installed properly.
The chipset driver I'm trying to install are on this page ( http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers...os=Windows%20XP )
The one labeled "D00618-001-001.exe - AMD CPU Chipset Driver 18.104.22.168"
I try to install it and the error my computer is giving me is... " Error The file C:\boot.ini could not be opened"
Okay..so then I tried to get the video driver for my system which is the Nvidia Geforce 6100///nForce410/430
SO, okay...I go to the nvidia website.. and download the driver.. okay, all is dandy so I do a reboot as instructed to do and on the reboot a black screen with a thin blue line is across the top of it.
The only way to get out of this is to do a hard reboot, as there are no options on the screen, reboot into safemode and to a system restore to before I installed the video drivers
so I'm stumped at what to do.
the main problems are bolded in black if you wish to skip over my ramblings.
Other notes of interest:
The OS previously on the system was XP media center edition.. and the OS I put on the system is XP Pro.
The screen is laggy, and glitchy.. which leads me to believe that obviously I needed the graphics drivers...or is that from something else?
Edited by volty, 18 October 2008 - 10:14 PM.