Alright, I've just re-installed a clean sheet of WIn2K and DX8.1, same thing, running version 30.82 of the Detonators.

Same result trying to load Half Life: monitor cycles once, blacks out, and goes into power-save mode. System hangs. I've disabled power management in the BIOS, but disabling
"ACPI Aware O/S" causes Windows 2000 to not load, and reboots the comp before it even loads the kernal at the Windows 2000 splash screen.

I'm going to go back to the 21.83 Detonators that came with the GeForce 2 Ti. I'll keep you all informed.

Anyone that has a reason as to why, HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLP!

Begging you guys here... I mean I studied this **** O/S for almost two years, certified on it to boot, and I'm still stumped!

Thanks again for the help and suggestions guys! Keep em coming!