Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:01 AM
Hello...I recently replaced the motherboard and CPU (ECS MB and Intel Dual Core 2.8 GHz E6300 processor) on my old homebrew XP machine (which was a 1.7 GHz Celeron, 32-bit platform) and now Windows XP will not boot, and I get the famous:
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully...etc..."
And this is followed with cycling reboots - I can't even boot into safe mode.
In an attempt to narrow down the problem, I booted from my original MB and CPU (with the same HD) and am able to boot into Windows XP in normal mode. I have thought that this has something to do with my new motherboard's ability to boot an old ATA 133 hard drive in the proper mode (I have fiddled with the settings in BIOS), or the fact that XP doesn't recognize some of the ancillary chipsets in my new MB. But with my successful boot with my old setup, I don't think my HD is the problem.
Any insight would be appreciated.