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Solved: Problems with new motherboard

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  1. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    I just installed a new motherboard in my system, (I had formatted and installed xp pro already). When it goes to boot I get blue screen that says

    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time recieving this message, reboot..."

    It also gives some things to try, like checking for viruses and configuring hard drive controllers. What should I do?

    Any help is most appreciated.
     
  2. norton850

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    Did your hard drive already have XP on it when you put it in with the new motherboard?
     
  3. Skivvywaver

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    Is your ram one stick or two? You might want to try it one stick at a time and see what happens if it is more than one. You could also download microsofts memory tester and run it.

    http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp


    If this is not an exact replacement motherboard you should be prepared to reinstall windows. That could be an issue also.
     
  4. oneSorcerer

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    Yeah, I formatted, reinstalled XP, switched out the mobos.

    I'm only using one stick of memory, and I'm more than prepared to reinstall windows.

    Thanks for the quick replies
     
  5. Skivvywaver

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    Run the memory tester. If it passes on one pass on default settings, reinstall windows. Your HDD and windows are expecting to see certain hardware. If it isn't seen it can cause the crash.
     
  6. oneSorcerer

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    Thanks again for the response.

    But Windows won't boot, I can't download/install/run anything... I get the error right when the Windows logo should pop up.

    I'm on my neighbors computer atm.
     
  7. barfly

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    xp doesn't like hardware changes, I think you may have to reformat/reinstall.
     
  8. oneSorcerer

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    Thanks, I'll try that and get back to ya'll.
     
  9. Skivvywaver

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    The memory tester doesn't run in windows. It runs from a floppy before anything else boots. If you try installing windows on bad ram it isn't going to work out for you.

    Chances are that a reinstall will fix it, but if windows won't install you are back to wondering if the memory is OK. It takes 5 minutes to do a quick check which is why I recommended it.
     
  10. Skivvywaver

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    /\ An hour ago. I think you could have run the memtest and had windows reinstalled by now if you had tried what I asked you to try.:confused:
     
  11. oneSorcerer

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    Problem solved. Memory checked out OK, and reinstalling windows did the trick. Lots of thanks, sorry I took so long to get back here.
     
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