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Put in new Asus motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by citi718, Nov 23, 2004.

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  1. citi718

    citi718 Thread Starter

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    Put in new Asus motherboard with Athlon Xp 1800 processor. The hard drive I have was already loaded with Windows XP and worked perfectly with old motherboard and processor. The new system will not recognize the hard drive. It will see it in cmos but will not allow access to it. Even if I try to boot from Windows XP cd it will go only as far as it begins to copy to hard drive and then it freezes up. When I try to boot from the hard drive the system tries and then simply reboots, comes up to the screen where it wants you to choose whether to start windows normally or safe mode. Whatever option is chosen it tries and then automatically reboots back to the same screen. What am I missing?

    (HW)System Type: Desktop / Tower

    Operating System: Windows XP

    Processor Type: AMD

    Ammount of RAM: 512 MB

    Hard Drive Capacity: 20 GB

    Video Card Manufacturer: ATI

    Internet Connection Speed: 56k

    Monitor Size: 19"

    Printer Manufacturer: Cannon

    Printer Type: Ink Jet

    CD-ROM: 32x

    Scanner

    Network Card: 10/100 Mbps
     
  2. norton850

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    The hard drive had XP on it. Did you reformat it and are trying to reinstall XP or are you just putting the drive in with the new board and booting up?
     
  3. citi718

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    The new system will not recognize the hard drive.It will see it in cmos but will not allow access to it. No I don't reformat it and I am just putting the drive in with the new board and booting up.
     
  4. norton850

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    In general you can't successfully change MB and use a HD with a previously installed WindowsXP. But it sounds like with the setup CD you can't even get to the recovery console. Is that correct?
     
  5. citi718

    citi718 Thread Starter

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    That is correct I can't get to the reconvery console.
     
  6. Rockn

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    Is your BIOS set to boot from the CD?
     
  7. citi718

    citi718 Thread Starter

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    Yes My Bios Set To Boot From The Cd
     
  8. norton850

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    Some other things to consider at this point -- Problems with the actual setup CD or the cd drive. RAM? (new or from the old board?)
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Try disconnecting extra hardware, i.e. scanner, network card (if it's add in), etc.
     
  10. crjdriver

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    Post exact system specs ie mb Asus AV8X, ram Crucial PC2700, etc.

    As posted above, it would be better to do the install with minimal components connected.
     
  11. ratchet

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    You might trying booting with from a floopy with your Hard Dirves manufacturers installation or diagnostic software.

    Similar to;
    Maxtor

    It's a little late but have a look;
    Here's what Alex Ethridge posted
    http://forums.techguy.org/t236239.html
     
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