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Computer won't boot! Please help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thewake, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. thewake

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    Hi All,

    I have an old PC which had a broken CPU. I have transfered the HD to a new Tower which has it's own CPU, RAM, AGP Video card etc. However when I turn on the computer it does not boot up, I get the choice to start windows normally etc but whichever option I choose it still freezes. If I try safe mode it stops at gagp30kx.sys.

    I read around a bit and thought I should try booting from a CD, however when I use my windows XP CD (which is what is on the HD), it loads drivers then hangs indefinately at "Starting Windows". I have tried changing loads of settings around in BIOS, and I have tried different RAM sticks to see if one was faulty. The only things connected in the tower are the CD Drive, HD, and the AGP Graphics card, so I can't even unplug anything else to boot it up on a minimal set up.

    If anyone has any ideas as to how to boot up my computer I would appreciate it. Although ideally I would like to keep the contents of the HD, I would even accept a way to start from scratch, but I cannot get far enough in the windows setup to even install a fresh copy! Please help!!

    Thanks,

    Thewake
     
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