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Well it seems my video will not work properly with windows XP. I have a GeForce 2 Ultra. I downloaded the 21.83 drivers for XP and still no luck. I tried playing a video just a few minutes ago and it made my computer restart, when it loaded it said my video card was responsible. Counterstrike will not work also. I can get into the menus and what not but when I go to join a game or start a game it goes blank and freezes. Can someone please help me. thank you.
 

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I told a friend about what you said, and he thinks that it could be the video card is sharing the same IRQ as the sound card. Because one time while playing a video it caused me problems and I think restarted itself. Can someone tell me how to change the IRQ it uses please? thank you, or if you think it's something else please tell.
 

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Is the video card AGP or PCI? If it is PCI I think the easiest way is to put it in a different PCI slot and let the computer pick a new one.
 

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It is an AGP video card
 

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Do you happen to have a PCI vid card laying around? (I am assuming you don't have onboard video if you have AGP) If that last article doesn't work you can try booting with a PCI vid card, the booting with the AGP vid card back in. Not sure if that works but it's just a suggestion if you still need help.
 

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I do have a PCI video card, but it's back at the house and I am at college. When I get home I will try it. Right now I am trying reinstalling Counterstrike. A knowledgable individual at college seems to think that will help. So if I can't seem to get it to work by the time I go home this coming weekend I will try it with my old Voodoo Banshee 16mb. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the advice everyone.
 

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Try this

go to start/run/type msinfo32 and press enter, left hand frame, choose hardware environment, expand it, choose irq's. Your irq usage list should show up in the right hand frame. Go to edit menu, choose select all, back to edit menu, choose copy, then paste the list back here. Curious to see what irq's are being used.

Yes msinfo32 does work in xp, tried it on my son's rig before posting.
 

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IRQ 0 System timer OK
IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard OK
IRQ 3 Communications Port (COM2) OK
IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
IRQ 5 VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller OK
IRQ 5 VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller OK
IRQ 6 Standard floppy disk controller OK
IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
IRQ 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System OK
IRQ 10 NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra OK
IRQ 11 Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4) OK
IRQ 11 HPT370 UDMA/ATA100 RAID Controller OK
IRQ 12 YAMAHA Native DS1 WDM Driver OK
IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
IRQ 14 Primary IDE Channel OK
IRQ 15 Secondary IDE Channel OK
 

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Well it's not the agp irq, that looks fine, only thing I would question is irq 11 with the ata controller and the nic.

Have you tried uninstalling the card with the add remove hardware option in control panel, rebooting, and reinstalling it.

You probably have directx diagnostic somewhere also, try running dxdiag from the run box, if it runs, what does it show under display as far as directdraw accel direct 3d accel agp texture acceleration
 

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Well I was just downloading the 78mb patch for Counterstrike to bring it up to Version 1.3. Well it was at like 93% when I ran DXdiag and my comp restarted on the DirectDraw Test. So I restarted my download and disabled DirectDraw, and maybe that will help. Do you think it's purely a DirectX problem and not my video card? When I run DXdiag, it says "DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (4.08.01.0810)" In case you wanted to know what version I was running.
 

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can I really reinstall DirectX? because I looked for DirectX and it said DX 8.1 comes with XP.
 

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I should mention that I haven't heard anyone say gforce cards and winxp have problems. My son was running a gforcegts2 non ultra in xp just fine, couple days ago we took that one out and installed a gforce3 ti200 with no problems at all. Dad got the hand me down :( replaced my aging DDR
 

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Yes I know, because a friend of mine is running a GeForce2 MX and XP and it runs just fine. That is why I was stumped when it came up and said my video card was the cause of the instability. Do you think it was just playing a joke and it's really directx related or something? I will try rebooting and running DXdiag with nothing else running, right after my download finishes.
 

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If it where me I would download and install a differnet set of drivers. My son is currently using 22.80's as am I. They have given neither of us any trouble.

You should be able to download from www.guru3d.com in the files or download section under nvidia
 

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I am thoroughly convinced that the culprit is Direct X. Under the display tab of DXdiag I fail both DirectDraw and Direct3d tests. I installed the 22.80 drivers even though it gave me some message about it not being digitally signed and how that could be a "bad" thing. hehe. Well anyway, anything I can do to fix this problem?
 
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