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Computer Will Not Go Into Windows After New Motherboard


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#1 Galaii

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:36 AM

Hi all

Just fitted a new motherboard into my pc, all the connections are in correctly to the manuals i have and to my own knowledge. The computer after it is turned on starts up and goes through the first steps of loading up until it should go to windows then it just restarts itself without warning. not sure if its a motherboard error or a human error.

I'm using windows xp home, the computer consists of an Asus A8R MVP motherboard, an AMD 4000+, and a X800 XT graphics card. the ram is corsair and is compatible too.

i just don't know what to do with it, hope you had any ideas on the matter ?????

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:43 AM

You don't have any other cards or devices plugged in? Have you double checked to insure the primary hard drive is on Primary/Master? Make sure your not on Secondary \Master or Slave. And check all jumper so that no two are jumpered alike.
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 10:48 AM

There are no other cards plugged, everythings where it should be and the hard drive is set to primary yet the problem still occurs.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:01 AM

Why did you replace the mobo? I wonder if this problem existing before, with the old mobo, and is not neccessarily related to the replacement piece of hardware.
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:05 AM

You could also have a bad power supply. Do you have an alternate power supply you can use to test?
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Posted 19 March 2006 - 11:06 AM

What version of Windows??
Do you have a retail version of Windows??
After changing major components in your computer Windows may require reactivation.

Windows Product Activation (WPA) on Windows XP
http://aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.htm

In order to do a reactivation a repair install will be required.
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Do you have a Factory installed OEM version of Windows??
If so then computer manufactures OEM versions are what is called BIOS Locked and are designed to only run on computer motherboards with the identical chipset & BIOS.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 12:15 PM

the old motherboard works fine its just old and i wanted a new processer.

i think river_rat may have this one, i bought my computer from tiny (r.i.p), i did not know however that the oem from the factory blocked the motherboard. but would this restart the computer before it manages to get into windows? and if so would reinstalling my own shop bought windows solve the problem?

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 12:25 PM

the old motherboard works fine its just old and i wanted a new processer.

i think river_rat may have this one, i bought my computer from tiny (r.i.p), i did not know however that the oem from the factory blocked the motherboard. but would this restart the computer before it manages to get into windows? and if so would reinstalling my own shop bought windows solve the problem?


As long as you are using a MS version of Windows then yes you can do a repair install & reactivate and all your data should be left intact. Follow the instructions on the Repair Install link I provided.

If you have a manufactures disk (HP, Compaq, eMachines) then the BIOS Lock will come into play. You will need to purchase a retail version.

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 12:56 PM

Did you reinstall Windows or just connect up the old hard drive?

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 02:50 PM

havnt done anything as yet, tnx for the reply river_rat

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 03:22 PM

havnt done anything as yet, tnx for the reply river_rat

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