After installing SP1 this week my old computer would freeze while "Starting Windows". Strange thing was that I could not restore it in any way, didn't have the option to start in safe mode, so I reinstalled Windows 7.
Then I installed updates including SP1 and everything was fine until I installed the video drivers
The drivers are the 96.85 forceware for Vista x86. I also tried the 175.19 for XP x86. I tried running the setup in compatibility mode and just extracting the drivers and installing them from device manager, getting always my system dead
I've been running Windows 7 fine with the FX 5200 with driver
96.85, having Aero support. Does anyone knows something else I can try?