Silly me thinking a simple video-driver upgrade wouldn't cause any problems. Install the driver, reboot, log back into Windows and continue working. "Aha," says fate as she cruely steps in to ruin my morning. Won't boot, go into safe mode. Booting into safe mode in Win2k on this machine takes four minutes. Remove the drivers, reboot. Still won't load. Back into safe mode. Try reinstalling the drivers as administrator, still no good. Go back and remove the drivers in safe mode. Try the official Dell drivers. Nope that doesn't work either. Try removing the device and have it redetect it. Nope that doesn't work either! Argh!
Good lord I must have rebooted this thing 40 damn times. I finally just gave up and pulled the video card out and now I'm using the onboard video instead of the TNT2 that was in there. Ticks me off that something as simple as a driver upgrade took so much time. It'd be one thing if I messed up, but I didn't. I fucking hate computers!