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New Mobo Windows Wont Start


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#1 ph7ryan

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 01:56 PM

so i just installed a new d845HV, and it wont load windows xp home sp2...it gets to just before where the windows logo would be and the blue thing would cycle through that bar thing...anyways, it comes up with the whole windows couldn't start, and it gives you all the choices and counts down from 30..you know the drill...

I have a feeling -now i am just spitballin here- that it has to do with something with the drivers for the new motherboard, because I didn't do anything with them yet....it should come on a cd, but i bought this used, and have nothing...

I know it has to do something with the mobo, considering that I put the older one back in and windows boots....

any thoughts be free to post them

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:09 PM

When you replace a mainboard on a Windows PC, you need to reactivate Windows.

Damn Microsoft......

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

So you mean like reinstall it...would I be able to do that on another hard drive or would i have to back my other one up first, becuase I do have some files that I want to keep...backing up won't be a problem...just put the other mobo in really quick and put my external up to it, and copy it usb 2.0...7 gigs will only take maybe an hour....

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 08:45 PM

Just to verify what you are doing. You installed a new motherboard. Are you using the original hard drive with the OS already on it? If that is the case, you will have nothing but headaches
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#5 ph7ryan

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:21 AM

nope, I'm am replying from the new mobo with all of my settings and files and programs still exactly the same...Thanks for your help guys...

what I did:
-Put the Windows installer disk
-Pressed like enter or whatever is to install Windows Xp
-It scanned for previous windows, and It said that "a previously installed windows Xp is damaged, press "r" to repair it, and i did, and it just reinstalled windows by replacing the previous files that depended on the mobo...It kept the settings files apparently, because it even kept my custom avatar thing for my username...

Anyways thanks for the help from everybody...




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