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    Help in booting win XP, won't even do it in safe mode

    So I changed out my video card from a 660ti (old) to an ancient GTS250, since I only keep this box for software that doesn;t need the GPU power, but must run XP. So in safe mode it looks like its booting,booted, but just a very light very small blue bar at the top of the screen. Doesn;t safe mode load NO drivers ?

    Any idea how to get it to boot ? repair install ?

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    Help in booting win XP, won't even do it in safe mode

    Repair install doesn;t do it either. I guess I have to put the 660ti back in

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    Help in booting win XP, won't even do it in safe mode

    Safe mode loads a very basic SVGA driver. I can't imagine anything could be incompatible with that.

    There might be remnants of the presumably newer 660 driver, that doesn't work correctly with the older 250. I'd put in the 660, then thoroughly clean out the driver (might have to use DDU), shutdown. Then put in the 250. See if that helps.

    Or you may have a bad card in the 250, but it seems unlikely since you're past the bios boot screen...

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    Help in booting win XP, won't even do it in safe mode

    If video does not an issue best thing to do is to get 8400GS.

    It is king=d of a general use Video card. Goes bellow $20 on ebay.

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