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CPU and MotherBoard Upgrade


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#1 JUICYboy

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:41 PM

Okay well I did a Cpu and motherBoard Upgrade on a dell.
So when I was done I turned it on and It said I had to reinstall Windows.

So I did but after I did it and restarted it for the 3 time it did that over again..(reinstall Windows) :thumbsup:

So my question is>does every computer manufacture react this way to upgrades?
I did a motherboard upgrade on a e-machine and it worked, but im afraid that it might happen to me
again if I do it on another computer how can I know>? :flowers:
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:21 PM

Were you trying to install an OEM Dell copy of the OS, or a retail version of the OS?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:22 AM

It was a retail Version of OS of XP

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

That should have installed without a hitch. Retail disc should be good to go.

Set board's BIOS to "Failsafe Default" and see if that makes any difference. Unplug anything not needed to boot/install.

I am fighting a WIN 7 install problem similar to yours this morning and I am not a happy camper.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:19 PM

Just to clarify...you were doing a clean install, no partitions on hard drive? Not trying to do an upgrade install?

I've noticed that XP sometimes balks at installing on leftover partitions...prefers to create/format/install.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:33 PM

No mr.hamluis

I was FIXING the XP that was already in the hard-drive because I had some important Info in there.

But When I did the REPAIR option with the Retail OEM XP cd's about the 3 time it stop booting into windows. :thumbsup:

So this problem maybe was triggered because I installed a Processor and a MotherBoard Using the same old Hard-drive with all the Info on it from
the previous configuration. :flowers:

Maybe I just need to RE-format the Drive, but I don't want to do that because I have 1000nds of picks and Vid. and Customer info. so that is why I want to
use the REPAIR option, but it only works for like 3 Boots after that it just gives me Screen of Death. :trumpet: :inlove:

Edited by JUICYboy, 03 March 2010 - 09:33 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:35 AM

OK, that's what I was afraid of :thumbsup:.

Worth reading, IMO: Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.htm

FWIW: I have MS OEM/System Builder disks and have done many a repair with same, so the mechanics of doing that should be no problem. The problem lies in the fact that you have changed the system configuration.

The fact Dell and other boxmakers may not necessarily employ standard partition structures (recovery partitions) may also be impacting, I don't know.

I would suggest moving any data files temporarily to some other media/system...and doing a clean install.

Louis




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