New m/b and cpu with xp pro

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flyboy320

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I have swapped out my old m/b and cpu (and kept my h/d cd writer, ect.). As expected, xp will not start in "normal" or "safe" mode, it gives "a serious error has occurred...." just after loading the drivers and hangs at a blue screen.

So I thought perhaps I could do a "restore" option from the cd during startup to try and get xp to boot. When I do this it asks for the admin password, but when I installed xp professional, I did so without any admin passwords. Is they anything I'm missing or could try?

I then was going to try and install xp from the cd overtop the old one, but was concerned if I do that option then all my files, programs, ect. on the h/d may be deleted. Is this the case, or will the installation on top of the old one keep all you files intact?
 
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did you try hitting enter without typing a password?

loading over will not delete data but will require you to reinstall all of your applications.

did you try a repair instead of a restore?....boot from the xp cd, hit enter, then F8 then choose (R) for repair and see if it fixes it.
 

flyboy320

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I did try hitting enter without any password, and the computer just restarted.

When you say

"loading over will not delete data but will require you to reinstall all of your applications. "

does that mean any programs like games, utilities, ect. will be deleted?

I believe that when I tried doing a repair it also asked for a admin password.
 
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