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By FrankR ·
I have a Windows 2000 server. I get a blue screen on boot with the error "Stop 0x000000B4 The video driver failed to initialize" I have tried booting in safe mode and still continue to get this problem. I have replaced the VGA adapter and still havethe same problem. I have Oracle loaded on this server and it does not have a backup device installed yet. Is there anyway to recover / repair this server keeping all my settings intact. I have disables the LPT port. Due to remote location and skillsa reinstall of Oracle is not possible.

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by dmiles In reply to Display failure

Boot into safe mode and see if you have any IRQ conflicts,while in safe mode delete all instances of the install if they are duplicated and then porceed to reinstall with a updated driver from the manufacturer,also another option would be to replacethe adapter card

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Display failure

Have you tried to get the HDD out and put it in another machine, but not as primary, and do the tape backup like that? That would circumvent the problem of NTFS 5, and that would allow a backup of Oracle. Then try replacing the VGA drivers.

Oh yeah, an afterthought - to make a bootdisk for NT/2k/XP format a disk and copy

NTDLR
NTDECTECT.COM
BOOT.INI (REmeber, you need to make sure that this is correct and modify for the server)
BOOTSECT.DOS
NTBOOTDD.SYS

And for RISC

OSLOADER.EXE
HAL.DLL

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to Display failure

SYMPTOMS
After you install Windows 2000, the following error message may be displayed when you start your computer:

Stop 0x000000B4 The video driver failed to initialize


CAUSE
This problem occurs because of a conflict with the parallelport and the video card, if the parallel port I/O address is set to 03BC.


RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, change the parallel port I/O address from 03BC to 0378 using one of the following methods:

Start your computer, and press F8 at the Starting Windows screen.


Select Safe Mode , and then press the ENTER key.


When prompted, log on to your computer using the local administrator account.


Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Control Panel .


Double-click System .


Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager .


Click the plus "+" next to ports to expand the ports list.


Select the printer port LPT1, and on the Action menu, click Properties .


Click the Resourcestab, and then clear the Use Automatic Settings check box .


In the Settings Based On drop down menu, select a setting that uses an I/O address of 0378 instead of 03BC.


Click OK , and then close Device Manager.


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Change the I/O port resource setting for the parallel port in the BIOS for your computer. For information on how to change BIOS settings, please refer to the hardware documentation included by your computer manufacturer.

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