Re: XP machine won't boot outside of safe mode
vga mode in safe mode doesn't run the card with drivers, it is "bare minimum mode" so it will run if the card is defective in safe mode but as soon as you load up drivers and push the card to perform it will crash.
The whole "I booted back into safe mode with networking and tried to reinstall my ATI 7.1 catalyst drivers but it would not install them stating that it could not find a compatible driver for my adapter." issue tells me that the card is not being recognised, ergo it is faulty.
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