Originally Posted by Dishdog
to me this just sounds like a driver problem not hardware. go into control panel>go into the system icon> click on the hardware tab> click on device manager>go under display adapters>enter into your graphic card icon> go to the driver tab> and update your driver for you graphic card. it should solve your problem
And newguy3 before you asked about what is spamming. posting 5 times in a row would count as spamming. use the edit button.
I doubt this is a driver issue, since drivers load for graphics at stage 4 of 5 in XP... BUT! This could in fact be one of 5 problems.
A). You power supply is inadequate (how many Hard Drives do u have and disk drives?)
B). Your RAM is defective or on its way out
C). Same as above, except your graphics card
D). Your CMOS has refuted the video apater. Reset the CMOS by removing the battery on the motherboard for 30 secs with the PC UNPLUGGED.