yes, must be my hardware. i have a "rescue windows" on the 3. harddrive, it is a plain W2K installation plus SP4 and Hotfixes, no additional drivers or software installed, VGA mode.
and the same problem occurs. :sad: :sad:
really weird, there's no exotic or ancient hardware.
- MSI KT6 Delta FISR
- ATI All-In-Wonder Excalibur 9600pro
- AMD Athlon XP 2600+
- Adaptec 2940UW SCSI Controller
- Creative SB AUdigy 2ZS
- 1024MB Apacer DDR-DIMM
- 2 x 160GB HD WD1600JB
- 1 x 80GB HD IBM IC35L080
- Realtek RTL8139 Ethernet
not sure about chipset drivers. not th newest, but looking at the descriptions, nothing important new it seems.