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Installed new mother board. Computer won't boot up


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#1 Danford1

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

I have Windows XP Home. My mother board puked so I got a used good motherboard. It was tested and working when I got it. It is an ASUS A7V8X MX SE with AMD 2500 chip set.

I plugged in my floppy. cd roms and hard drive. I want to get the puter working properly before I install my video card and USB card.

When I start the computer it comes up with a screen thats says Windows did not start successfully and gives me options for safe modes or previous configuration. I tried all options. It doesn't work. It just tries to restart. I hear the hard drive crunch a few times then the same problem screen comes up.

I can start it and look at my bios screens. They look 'OK' to me, but I'm an amateur and I may not see the glaring problem.

What can I look for to correct this problem?
What other info do you need?
I'm using my old puter to type this. It is slow, but works...

I can be reached by cell phone.
I have both computers side by side so I can work on one and post on this one.

Please help !

Thanks.
Dan

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:56 PM

Is the replacement motherboard the exact same one as the bad one?
Might want to read this:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html
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