okay, i bought a ati hd 2600xt agp card for my old dimension 4600, and i tried to boot it up. the bios and post screen load, the windows xp screen loads, and that's it. it gets stuck between the loading screen and the login screen.. i need help!
i tried to boot into safe mode, and it still froze before the login screen. so i changed hard drives with another i have lying around, which didn't have the drivers pre-installed. this one could make it to the desktop, but the computer constantly locks up every few minutes, and it won't let me install drivers, without freezing. could the card be shorting out, or have something else wrong with it?
i have the hotfix driver, but i can't get to the desktop to install it
then, i reinstalled the os, to xp service pack 1
the desktop now works fine, but i need to update in order to install the driver.
when i upgrade to sp3 so i can update, the desktop stops working again!