|Re: The agp440.sys problem.|
Installed XP Clean, without downloading the "updated" system files from MS. (Installed absolutely nothing else, just to prevent problems.) Couldn't get my video card (Hercules 3d Prophet Kyro II 64 MB.) to work at all, no matter how many new drivers I tried. It just didn't want to hear it.
Uninstalled, reformatted, reinstalled XP. I wasn't getting any "incompatibility" messages between XP and the hercules drivers, so I thought I was all set. Then this agp440.sys crap starts up. Couldn't boot, not even in safe mode.
Booted from a floppy, and renamed agp440.sys to agp440.old. Restarted fine, outside of an error message I get on boot. (But at least I get into the damned system now!). Video is absolute crap, though.
The hercules drivers are loaded, but I get a "This device cannot start (Code 10)" error message, because of the problems with agp440.sys, so I don't even know if my hercules drivers would even work yet!
Anyone out there find a definitive solution to this crap yet? I've flashed my bios, tweaked just about every bios setting available, set them back to default, reinstalled motherboard/chipset/video card/whatever else I could think of drivers until my eyes bled, disabled and reenabled the device. Nothing.
Intel doesn't have a solution I could find, neither does Microsoft or the Hercules website. However, if the X amount of forums I've seen regarding the problem are any indication, this is a major problem that's been around for a while, with no fix in sight.
On a clean install, if I use the setup disk files without updating them, I get no agp440 error, but I can't install my video drivers. If I update the setup files, I don't get an incompatibility message, but agp440.sys doesn't work, which makes me think it's a problem with the updated setup files. Then again, it's only a theory.