- Mar 26, 2004
I replaced the motherboard, power supply and RAM in a computer. (Power surge fried it)THe processor was ok and is on the new mobo.I have all the stuff off the harddrive after slaving it to another computer. It came with only the recovery discs, not a WinXP cd. It reloaded ok but Windows won't start. Will a reapir with an XP cd do the trick and will I have to beg MS for activation because of the mobo change? I hate to spend $130 for another copy of XP if I don't have to.