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STOP Error 0x000000B4 – The video driver failed to initialize

STOP error 0xB4 means that Windows was unable to enter graphics mode. Your video failed to initialize. This happens because of a conflict with the computer’s parallel port and your video card, if the parallel port I/O address is set to 03BC.

To fix this problem you need to change the parallel port I/O address from 03BC to 0378

  1. Restart your machine, and press F8 at the Starting Windows screen.
  2. Select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER
  3. Log on to your using the local administrator account.
  4. Click Start, Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  5. Double-click System.
  6. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  7. Click the plus “+” next to ports to expand the ports list.
  8. Select the printer port LPT1, and on the Action menu, click Properties.
  9. Click the Resources tab, and then clear the Use Automatic Settings check box .
  10. In the Settings Based On drop down menu, select a setting that uses an I/O address of 0378 instead of 03BC.
  11. Click OK, and then close Device Manager.
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