I built a new machine with winXP Pro and I cannot get any application that uses direct3d or opengl to function. Here's the basic hardware in the system:
Soyo Dragon P4X400 Lite Motherboard
2.4Gh 533Mh FSB P4
PC2700 K-byte 512megs DDR ram
Asus V9280/TD Ti4200 8x AGP
I've reinstalled the most recent drivers for everything: VIA 4in1, Asus graphics Drivers, Nvidia reference drivers, DirectX9a, and the mothberboard BIOS. No matter what I do, I can't get any games to run. Right when they hit a point where they run in opengl or dirct3d, the system completely locks up. During the dxdiag tests, directdraw runs fine, but the direct3d only runs successfully in DX7 interfaces. During the DX8 and 9 interfaces, I see a couple frames, then they freeze for about 15 seconds until the box for the next test pops up. The only game I currently have installed is half-life with a couple MODs, and as soon as I enter console it freezes.
These forums are great, I've solved a lot of problems I've had by searching here. Thanks, to all the people that help out on these boards. This is the first time I've actually had to post here since everything else is usually already answered.