Winxp instal problem

I have an old computer that I'm giving to a friend. I wanted it to be clean so I formated the drive and installed winxp pro. specs Mother board ecs k7s5a amd athlon 1700+ video geforce 5200fx
After installing windows I try to install the video driver. But after the computer restarts it says it can't use the driver because it is a different operating system. I got the driver from nvidea web site and triple checked it. It is the windows xp driver. The same driver worked before reformatting. Also windows doesn't seem to be right. Key things are missing in the control panel. Windows firewall is one. I've never run into anything like this before and suggestions would be very helpful.
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  1. OK I downloaded an older driver version and it worked great. Who knows why.
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