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Xp Can't Boot Normally After Cpu Upgrade


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#1 Illuminaughty

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

PC: HP a1100y
OS: XP sp2

Upgraded Celeron D to Pentium 4

After CPU the processor was installed I attempted to boot normally and the 1st time it worked - but Windows said "you may need to restart your computer for hardware to perform properly [paraphrasing]" so I restart...

Now when I select "Windows XP Professional" attempt to boot normally it just restarts the PC. It also does this in SAFE (and SAFE with Cmd, Ntwrk Prompt, etc.)

It just so happens that I use an app called TuneUp Utilities and there's an option during startup for "Windows XP Professional (TuneUp Backup)" which I tried when all else failed (Last Known Good, etc) and it boots just fine.

My question is: How can I repair XP so I can boot normally? I've tried checking the disk(s) but not much help, and while there's a lot of folks offering different solutions (repair install, or god forbid- fresh install) I thought that my ability to boot through TuneUp might offer a clue as to what's ailing me.

Thanks for any help
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 06:51 PM

A repair install will fix the issues. It will leave your program and files intact. But, it will revert you back to the updates that are on the repair disk - so be prepared to spend some time reinstalling the updates.

Most likely this is an issue with your registry not correctly recognizing the new processor - the repair install will rewrite the registry sections for your hardware devices and should fix it.

Read this if you have Internet Explorer 7 installed: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964
Then read this for the repair install procedure: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

You'll need a copy of the Factory recovery disks to do this (or a copy of the appropriate version of XP).
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:22 PM

Attempting fixboot/fixmbr real quick to see if it does an good, I'm thinking the damage might not be as bad as I originally thought -

If I perform System Restore I'm able to boot into XP normally - until Windows installs the new drivers for the CPU - then when I reboot I'm back to square one.

If this works I'll post back :thumbsup: if it doesn't I'll perform repair-install and follow up anyways...thanks
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

Whew, long night... :flowers:

Well, The RC didn't fix anything (fixboot/fixmbr)...nor did the repair install of XP :trumpet: . After executing the repair install, Windows says it's saving all of my data and such, reboots, and the endless reboot festival resumes...and of course now my TU Backup is long gone so I have no (working) OS to boot into.

Thank god for Acronis - at least I got back to where I was before the attempts.

I have to reformat and reinstall everything now don't I? It's okay, just tell me... :thumbsup:
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