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Tried installing New Mobo and CPU...boot failure! Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chum, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. Chum

    Chum Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2000
    Starting Windows 98...

    Windows Protection Error.

    New mobo is Asus P4P800...W P4 2.60C And 2 sticks of DDR 3200 Memory (256 each).

    Could the DDR Memory be causing this...what can I do?

    This is the first time this OS (win98) ahs seen DDR Memory.

    I have put my old board/memory/and CPU back in to type this plead for help.
  2. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    You may be in for a reformat.
  3. alphanumeric


    Jul 12, 2003
    I agree, you may need to do a clean install. Windows is trying to load using the wrong drivers for your new hardware. It's always a good idea to do a clean install when you make big changes in hardware, especially your motherboard. You can get away with it sometimes if the chip-sets are close, but I wouldn't count on it.
  4. Rusty1952


    Mar 25, 2003
    Yes I agree... when u make that many hardware changes, you will be very likely to get configuration errors when tryin to use ur previous Windows installation from the same hard disk that was in the other pc. A reformat and fresh install will surely cure that mess.
  5. unixguy


    May 24, 2003
    If you have files that you need to keep or if you just don't want to reinstall all of your programs, you might try this first... With the new motherboard installed, try to boot in safe mode. If it will boot, then go to the device manager (rt-click on my computer, then click on properties, then click on the device manager tab). Then click on the [+] box by each of the installed device boards, such as VIDEO ADAPTER, SOUND CARD, NETWORK CARD, MODEM, etc. Then click on each device driver to highlight it, then click on REMOVE (at the bottom of the window). After all of those device drivers are removed, shut the system down and reboot in normal mode. If you are lucky, it will reinstall the PCI and other devices on the motherboard and then the installed card drivers to avoid conflicts. If it continues to try and boot in safe mode even after the device drivers are removed, try removing all of the cards (except the video card, of course) and boot. Then if it boots, try shutting down and installing the cards one at a time (reboot after each one) to see which one is causing the problem.

    If it will not boot in SAFE MODE with the new motherboard, reinstall the old one, boot it, remove all of the drivers (as above) then shut down and install the new motherboard and reboot.

    If you are not lucky, then OH WELL, time to reformat. I have done this numerous times and it works most of the time.
  6. Chum

    Chum Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2000
    It's up and running...after reformat and install of Win98SE...few problems...main one is I get an error message when the desktop
    opens (started after SBLive card install)

    Msgsrv.exe...invalid page fault or something. I click OK and it loads...help if you can!
  7. ilk


    Oct 19, 2000

    I've been fighting with the same problem , on the same system as yours, all day now. What i've been doing to bypass the configMG is booting into DOS, then doing a scanres /restore back to a prior registry. (This may only work if you were able to boot up at least once into Windows, after you installed the new mobo and memory)

    Notwithstanding, Windows is still intermittently booting up and not finding my video driver (Geforce4 nvidia).

    Once I stabilize things a bit I think I may have to break bown and do a clean install of WIN98SE also.

    I don't think the problem is the Mobo; I think it's windows losing all its links to drivers, as I've been reinstalling one device after another over the past few days.
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