I am trying to install an Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card in an old XP machine.
Every time the computer boots up normally, it bluescreens, mentioning something about the driver being stuck in an infinite loop. I refuse to believe that it's a problem with the card itself, because I'm currently typing this from Safe Mode on the same computer. Yes, I know Safe Mode only loads the bare essentials, but this proves that it's the driver, yes?
Unfortunately, I tried installing the driver from safe mode (the latest one for this card directly from Nvidia's site), but I'm not sure if Safe Mode keeps these changes? Why else would the system not be taking the driver?
I did some searching, and it appears there are some people like me on Nvidia's forums, but no replies. Also, on Ubuntu Forums, what does this user mean?
"It works fine on windows (after applying a 3rd party patch to nv4_disp.dll to stop some infinite loop BSOD issue, up yours nvidia) but I see no difference on hardy."
EDIT: I just tried installing an older driver, the ForceWare 169 WHQL (169.21). It made things worse; now, the Blue Screen is unreadable (text is messed up).