|Dear RMT2, well you surprise me, I have 20 years experience with computers and you certainly seem to know your stuff :)|
I have with help from others on here written some extensive automation scripts for my server PC, my server pc is now completely automated it does self repairs on network, hard disk, firewall inoperative situations now but we can only fix what we know HOW to fix can't we.
I did put my system specks on my other post until it was deleted :p
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz (12 x 200) 4000+
Motherboard Name ASRock 939A8X-M (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset ULi/ALi M1689, AMD Hammer
System Memory 2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
DIMM3: A-Data VDNGC1A16 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
DIMM4: A-Data VDNGC1A16 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
Operating in dual memory mode
BIOS Type AMI (03/20/06)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS (512 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS AGP
Monitor LG W2261 (Analog) [22" LCD] (2012182201)
Disk Drive HDS728080PLAT20 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Disk Drive STM3500418AS SCSI Disk Device (465 GB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:12x, DVD+RW:20x/8x, DVD-RW:20x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
I think thats enough information, however I have dual booting and now I cloned my XP onto a backup partition just in case I mess this one up I can copy the none corrupted one back onto this partition after changing the SID. I am doing this for debuging reasons, and to compare registry from clean system with this one.
Both are fresh installs and I choose not to boot into the primary XP from a cold boot until I find a solution to what is messing up my drivers. I am sure that when I boot my system after it has been turned off for about an hour it IS getting the 7600 GS information from a ROM or BIOS even though I flashed my bios with newest firmware it still happens. In my bios their is a setting for P2P single fifo, it is for BRIDGED MODE video cards, without this turned on I cannot boot up at all NO VIDEO what so ever. It could be that the single fifo P2P Bridging is the culprit but I will never know for sure because like I say it will not boot with this turned off / disabled.
As for Installing Windows 2000 it is not supported any more and upgrading does not work as I already tried it before.