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#1 Avinitlarge

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:59 PM

I am having problem with 2 video cards. My computer is pretty old but it does what I want it to do. I have just bought Sims 3 but It isnt compatible with my video card, Something to do with Shader Model 2. I have 2 other video cards that I wanted to try and I belive at least one of them should be compatible.

When I try either of the replacement Video cards, The Bios loads up fine but as soon as windows starts to load, The screen freezes. There is a white block in the top LH corner and a red block with a letter C in it over to the RH side (See picture). I know the 2 cards are ok as I have had them working in another computer I have.

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The spec is

AMD Athlon XP2700+
3GB Ram
NVIDIA Ti 4400
MSI KT4AV-L 128mb
XP Pro SP3

The replacement cards are

Radeon 9550 256mb
Nvidia FX5700 256mb

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:52 AM

sounds like a driver issue, are you using the latest drivers?

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:56 AM

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Did you remove the Drivers for the old Video Card first?

If not, go into Control Panel/System/Device Manager and completely remove your Video Card, then shut down, remove it and replace the Video Card with another one. That should stop the Conficts.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 01:30 PM

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Did you remove the Drivers for the old Video Card first?

If not, go into Control Panel/System/Device Manager and completely remove your Video Card, then shut down, remove it and replace the Video Card with another one. That should stop the Conficts.

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I only went into add/remove programs and removed the Nvidia drivers. I presume it removed the Ti4400 drivers because when I refitted it, I had to reinstall the drivers manually

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:11 PM

I would then update windows, then try different driver variations with the video card. start with the latest and work your way back, and see if that makes a difference. if you still have the XP CD you could try booting up off the disc and try doing a repair install, or if you can get to msdos prompt and know your way around, you can run msconfig and see what that does. from your picture, it looks like its hanging at BTHidmgr.sys which appears to be something associated with blue tooth, from my research) so it is likely a driver compatibility issue with any blue tooth devices you have installed, if that helps, so if you do try uninstalling and reinstalling the blue tooth device drivers, if any.

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