Reinstalling XP, should I remove GFX card first?

  [DELETED] 13:08 12 Jan 2006
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I am reinstalling XP on to my desktop, I currently have a geforce fx5200 graphics card installed, will I need to take out the card prior to reinstalling XP because of the fact that I will no longer have the driver installed?

  [DELETED] 13:10 12 Jan 2006

No leave it in place, XP will install a basic video driver and use that until you get the NVidia ones.

  Devil Fish 13:10 12 Jan 2006

you can leave it in xp will run on vga which is a basic graphics mode until you install the relevant driver

  Stuartli 13:18 12 Jan 2006

Are you actually needing to reinstall XP for any reason rather than the option of an XP Repair, which will retain all your programs, applications, configuration etc?

  [DELETED] 13:36 12 Jan 2006

I seem to have a few problems with windows lately that I can't pin down, blue screen crashes and various other things. When I say re-install what I actually mean is use a restore option that will take the PC back to factory settings, a rather extreme spring clean that I am hoping will get my system back to peak performance.

  Stuartli 13:40 12 Jan 2006

Then probably all you require is a Repair of XP. There are numerous threads on this but, to save a bit of typing, go to:

click here

I've had XP Pro for about two years and have twice had to Repair it, once for similar reasons to yours and the other because I installed a new motherboard.

In between it has been as stable and smooth as anticipated.

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