hi, i 've recently reformatted my laptop and reinstalled xp pro after some virus troubles. i'm currently in the process of installing all the lost drivers and windows security updates but everytime i install service pack 2 it goes wrong. SP2 installs fine and then the computer restarts as normal, but then once the windows loading screen is reached i will suddenly get a blue screen of death with the following technical codes
0x00000000, 0x8054DA70, 0xA2000000, 0x8c010400
at first i thought it might be due to outdated drivers on my video card or having only directx 8. but even after installing the best driver i could find and installing directx9c it still happens. after starting in safe mode and running dxdiag it seems as though my directmusic and direct 3D programs no longer work. Also my drivers that were previously installed seem to have turned themselves off (AIDA32 says they have stopped) so maybe this is why windows can't start?
I am running an old alienware 51m laptop (from 2002), with an ati mobility radeon 9000 graphics card, mobile intel pentium 4HT processor, intel sheeks (SHE845M0.86C.0013.D.0210010941) motherboard (intel Brookdale i845E chipset)
Also i was wondering if my BIOS being out of date could cause complications but as yet i haven't found a driver specific to my motherboard
Thanks for any help
On a less urgent note i've also been testing out 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04 versions of ubuntu to see if i could boot directly from the cd and use that for a while instead, but all of these have the same problem in that they reach the ubuntu loading screen and then the computer collapses in a heap (wubi also didn't work and as yet i'm not ready to re-partition the drive to install it fully). perhaps these problems are linked?