3D not working with GeForce FX 5200

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I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux) and I am trying to play some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try to start something up, XP freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean that I can't do anything but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not even work, no response at all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card benchmarking tool that I can use to compare the performance of my video card(I use glxgears in linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,

Shane
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com

    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com


    "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux) and I am trying to play
    >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try to start something up, XP
    >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean that I can't do anything
    >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not even work, no response at
    >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card benchmarking tool that I
    >can use to compare the performance of my video card(I use glxgears in
    >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    >
    > Shane
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    I am using the once that came with the video card from the installation CD. I can be more specific after I get home tonight, but would it be worth upgrading to the latest and greatest from nvidia.com?

    "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:

    > Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com
    >
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    >
    > "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    > >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux) and I am trying to play
    > >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try to start something up, XP
    > >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean that I can't do anything
    > >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not even work, no response at
    > >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card benchmarking tool that I
    > >can use to compare the performance of my video card(I use glxgears in
    > >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    > >
    > > Shane
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Yes!
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9036F343-27FC-4CB1-8EFD-2BEA5356F73C@microsoft.com...
    >I am using the once that came with the video card from the installation CD.
    >I can be more specific after I get home tonight, but would it be worth
    >upgrading to the latest and greatest from nvidia.com?
    >
    > "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com
    >>
    >> --
    >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    >> www.coribright.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux) and I am trying to
    >> >play
    >> >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try to start something up,
    >> >XP
    >> >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean that I can't do
    >> >anything
    >> >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not even work, no response
    >> >at
    >> >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card benchmarking tool
    >> >that I
    >> >can use to compare the performance of my video card(I use glxgears in
    >> >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    >> >
    >> > Shane
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    I upgraded last night to the latest drivers from nvidia, and now it's even worse. The computer freezed for about 5 seconds, and then it REBOOTS. I have a copy of Windows 2000 Professional, should I just try that and give up on Windows XP Pro?

    "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:

    > Yes!
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:9036F343-27FC-4CB1-8EFD-2BEA5356F73C@microsoft.com...
    > >I am using the once that came with the video card from the installation CD.
    > >I can be more specific after I get home tonight, but would it be worth
    > >upgrading to the latest and greatest from nvidia.com?
    > >
    > > "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > >> www.coribright.com
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux) and I am trying to
    > >> >play
    > >> >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try to start something up,
    > >> >XP
    > >> >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean that I can't do
    > >> >anything
    > >> >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not even work, no response
    > >> >at
    > >> >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card benchmarking tool
    > >> >that I
    > >> >can use to compare the performance of my video card(I use glxgears in
    > >> >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    > >> >
    > >> > Shane
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Is this a totally clean install of Windows XP, like on a
    new system? If not then consider formatting and going
    with a clean install. That's usually the last thing you
    do, but since yer new to Windows I doubt you have a lot
    of data you wanna keep on your Windows machine. Also,
    make sure you not only have the latest nVidia drivers,
    but also the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard
    as well as DirectX 9.0b.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I upgraded last night to the latest drivers from nvidia,
    and now it's even worse. The computer freezed for about
    5 seconds, and then it REBOOTS. I have a copy of Windows
    2000 Professional, should I just try that and give up on
    Windows XP Pro?
    >
    >"Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> Yes!
    >> --
    >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
    Hardware)
    >> www.coribright.com
    >>
    >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >> news:9036F343-27FC-4CB1-8EFD-
    2BEA5356F73C@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am using the once that came with the video card
    from the installation CD.
    >> >I can be more specific after I get home tonight, but
    would it be worth
    >> >upgrading to the latest and greatest from nvidia.com?
    >> >
    >> > "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
    Hardware)
    >> >> www.coribright.com
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >> >> news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-
    EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux)
    and I am trying to
    >> >> >play
    >> >> >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try
    to start something up,
    >> >> >XP
    >> >> >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean
    that I can't do
    >> >> >anything
    >> >> >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not
    even work, no response
    >> >> >at
    >> >> >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card
    benchmarking tool
    >> >> >that I
    >> >> >can use to compare the performance of my video card
    (I use glxgears in
    >> >> >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Shane
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >.
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    This is a clean install of Windows XP. I partitioned 10GB of my harddrive and formatted it with the FAT32 Filesystem so that I can read and write to it through my linux installation. I do have the latest drivers from nvidia. The chipset driver update is a good suggestion, I will try that soon. Also, is DirectX 9.0b not a standard that comes with XP? In other words, do I need to download and install it, or does the XP installation do that for me? Thanks,

    Shane

    "Rob Hasselbach BCComputers" wrote:

    > Is this a totally clean install of Windows XP, like on a
    > new system? If not then consider formatting and going
    > with a clean install. That's usually the last thing you
    > do, but since yer new to Windows I doubt you have a lot
    > of data you wanna keep on your Windows machine. Also,
    > make sure you not only have the latest nVidia drivers,
    > but also the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard
    > as well as DirectX 9.0b.
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >I upgraded last night to the latest drivers from nvidia,
    > and now it's even worse. The computer freezed for about
    > 5 seconds, and then it REBOOTS. I have a copy of Windows
    > 2000 Professional, should I just try that and give up on
    > Windows XP Pro?
    > >
    > >"Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Yes!
    > >> --
    > >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
    > Hardware)
    > >> www.coribright.com
    > >>
    > >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in message
    > >> news:9036F343-27FC-4CB1-8EFD-
    > 2BEA5356F73C@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I am using the once that came with the video card
    > from the installation CD.
    > >> >I can be more specific after I get home tonight, but
    > would it be worth
    > >> >upgrading to the latest and greatest from nvidia.com?
    > >> >
    > >> > "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
    > Hardware)
    > >> >> www.coribright.com
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote in message
    > >> >> news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-
    > EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux)
    > and I am trying to
    > >> >> >play
    > >> >> >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try
    > to start something up,
    > >> >> >XP
    > >> >> >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean
    > that I can't do
    > >> >> >anything
    > >> >> >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not
    > even work, no response
    > >> >> >at
    > >> >> >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card
    > benchmarking tool
    > >> >> >that I
    > >> >> >can use to compare the performance of my video card
    > (I use glxgears in
    > >> >> >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Shane
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >.
    > >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    XP comes with DirectX9a

    9b is at: www.microsoft.com/directx
    9c will be included as part of SP2
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:940A2480-5D14-40A4-A806-7DEDBACF8AC1@microsoft.com...
    > This is a clean install of Windows XP. I partitioned 10GB of my harddrive
    > and formatted it with the FAT32 Filesystem so that I can read and write to
    > it through my linux installation. I do have the latest drivers from
    > nvidia. The chipset driver update is a good suggestion, I will try that
    > soon. Also, is DirectX 9.0b not a standard that comes with XP? In other
    > words, do I need to download and install it, or does the XP installation
    > do that for me? Thanks,
    >
    > Shane
    >
    > "Rob Hasselbach BCComputers" wrote:
    >
    >> Is this a totally clean install of Windows XP, like on a
    >> new system? If not then consider formatting and going
    >> with a clean install. That's usually the last thing you
    >> do, but since yer new to Windows I doubt you have a lot
    >> of data you wanna keep on your Windows machine. Also,
    >> make sure you not only have the latest nVidia drivers,
    >> but also the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard
    >> as well as DirectX 9.0b.
    >>
    >> >-----Original Message-----
    >> >I upgraded last night to the latest drivers from nvidia,
    >> and now it's even worse. The computer freezed for about
    >> 5 seconds, and then it REBOOTS. I have a copy of Windows
    >> 2000 Professional, should I just try that and give up on
    >> Windows XP Pro?
    >> >
    >> >"Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Yes!
    >> >> --
    >> >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
    >> Hardware)
    >> >> www.coribright.com
    >> >>
    >> >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >> wrote in message
    >> >> news:9036F343-27FC-4CB1-8EFD-
    >> 2BEA5356F73C@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I am using the once that came with the video card
    >> from the installation CD.
    >> >> >I can be more specific after I get home tonight, but
    >> would it be worth
    >> >> >upgrading to the latest and greatest from nvidia.com?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Which nVidia drivers are you using? www.nvidia.com
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging &
    >> Hardware)
    >> >> >> www.coribright.com
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "rookhappy" <rookhappy@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:96EE2188-3791-4B7F-B587-
    >> EC2A312CE87F@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >I am brand new to Windows and XP(use mostly linux)
    >> and I am trying to
    >> >> >> >play
    >> >> >> >some demos/games in XP and EVERY time that I try
    >> to start something up,
    >> >> >> >XP
    >> >> >> >freezes. And I don't mean a nice freeze, I mean
    >> that I can't do
    >> >> >> >anything
    >> >> >> >but power down and reboot. CTL-ALT-DEL does not
    >> even work, no response
    >> >> >> >at
    >> >> >> >all! Any ideas? Also, is there a free video card
    >> benchmarking tool
    >> >> >> >that I
    >> >> >> >can use to compare the performance of my video card
    >> (I use glxgears in
    >> >> >> >linux) and make sure that it is up to par? Thanks,
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Shane
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >.
    >> >
    >>
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