June 30th, 2003, 03:11 AM
agp440.sys hanging on startup
I am having this same problem for the second time. When XP was first released I had this problem and wound up reformatting. I will be out of the works for a while. I am at work now on my laptop.
I was trying to capture some video from my VCR and my capture card hung. It wouldn't unlock no matter what I tried so I pressed and held the power button to shut it down. When it rebooted it hung on the WIndows XP boot screen.
I tried hitting F8 and booting to last known good configuration, I tried safemode, debugging mode, safemode with networking, safemode with command line, none of it worked. They all hang on that agp440.sys file :P
I checked this site:
I tried changing the BIOS settings as it suggested and nothing works.
I did swap video cards and the system boots fine so I know it is the video driver causing the issue. I will try a repair install, and if that don't work, I will do an install over the existing installation, back up my files and then back to a clean boot
Thank god, I was getting sick of not having troubles Gets boring when you don't have something to fix or repair.
Will let you know if it works.
Last edited by Big Booger; June 30th, 2003 at 03:13 AM.
June 30th, 2003, 07:46 AM
I had the same problem with agp440.sys on a system that I sold to a friend. Wound up being a HDD S.M.A.R.T. Problem, I had to RMA the HDD. The HDD was a Western Digital 100 Gig drive.
I could run anything I wanted by booting from the floppy with Win 98 boot disk. I trouble shot the problem for about 2 hours and then it started coming up with the S.M.A.R.T. error.
June 30th, 2003, 12:38 PM
The crucial point is, if I throw a new video card in, it works great. The card that is causing the problems, works flawlessly. I checked it out in another machine. I don't get this problem. Well I am currently trying everything I can before I do a repair install.
June 30th, 2003, 13:45 PM
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Seems to be a common problem as mentioned HERE
Solutions cover the gamut from re-installing the video card drivers to an EasyCD update patch for XP to renaming the file to .old and , again, re-installing the video drivers. There may be many other fixes in the thread.
June 30th, 2003, 14:08 PM
I will most likely try that first
then try to rename the agp440.sys
Hopefully it will work.
July 1st, 2003, 03:36 AM
Just by the by, what type of video card was it, and what version driver did you have installed??
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July 1st, 2003, 06:44 AM
Nvidia Geforce 4 TI4200
Driver version 44.03 from Nvidia.
Driver worked fine. I think it was because I shut it down while trying to capture video that caused it this time.
Still working to get it up..
July 1st, 2003, 10:16 AM
Have you tried using Driver Cleaner?
July 1st, 2003, 12:51 PM
running a repair install right now.
I just tried the repair, it failed. Now installing over the existing installation..
Last edited by Big Booger; July 1st, 2003 at 13:21 PM.