|well I don't think he's getting to see a POST at all. |
you were doing a bios update to a videocard you bought 3 weeks ago? that in itself sounds like something unreal. you're mentioning '9.1', which is the latest catalyst control center from ATI. so i guess you were upgrading ATI software, not updating a bios. from a bios update, problems can occur. but from a misinstalled driver? never, not to the extent you're showing. can you see the pc post? does it show anything at all before it gets to xp? like the processor and ram count, devices, can you get into bios? I doubt it.
I'm blaming hardware, even though you're only referring to a software update. you have failing hardware. can be your monitor, or your video card. borrow a video card and try it out.
I always say it's best to doublecheck.