Yes, I had to repair Windows XP 3 times because each new driver just killed the OS. Now I have to do a fresh Windows install because I um, accidentally deletes System32 lol :D I looked all over the internet for 5 hours regarding the issues I was getting and to no avail.
NOTE: (WindowsXP is 32-it).
I just about ready to give up on this, I've contacted the seller and requested a refund. I would put the card in my main gaming rig but I fear the same would occur so I'm not taking those chances. Please help, anything would be useful to me. Ask any question I will try to answer it as detailed as possible!
I don't know how, but apperently I was dl drivers to Intel CPU IGD instead of the GPU. I went into bios and changed the 3D Accelerator to PCI instead of IGD and the drivers work perfectly now and no Windows XP corruption :) After 9 hours I'm relieved an annoyed at how simple the solution was lol. The older drivers found from Nvidia's site was from 2013 and I managed to find some from 2008 on Dell.com. I''ll wait a bit and see how these 2013 drivers work and if it fails 2008 it is.
That's so far very odd issue you got. I think you should have disabled Intel iGPU for older motherboard with Win XP as I remembered it caused some issues if you had iGPU enabled together with installed discrete GPU. And driver deleting system32? How did that even happen? I find it very odd. Latest nvidia driver is year 2014. Also what kinda PC is it? Is it not possible to get at least Windows 7 32bit? Just asking.
Nah, the drivers didn't delete the OS, it was me. I was trying to restore Windows XP to a more stable time. I was reading instructions and must have missed a line and typed in the wrong thing: "C:\WINDOWS>del system32/config\system", yeah I know...