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Windows XP doesn't load after major hardware changes

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by styxxxone, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. styxxxone

    styxxxone Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2007
    I had an E-machine that I had Windows XP on (OEM CD direct from Microsoft). I took the hard drive, CD-Rom drive and DVD drive out and put them in a new Antec Sonata II case with a 450 watt PS, ASUS A8N5X motherboard, Athlon 64 3800+ CPU, PNY GeForce 6600 PCI-E graphics card and a Mitsumi 7in1 floppy. My problem is that after power on and making the neccessary BIO'S update and changes the next screen gives a choice of windows startups because of significant hardware changes (rememember I the old hard drives with windows is still there). If I choose "normal startup" mode I get a loop that reboots the computer and takes me back to the same screen. The same thing happens the second time I choose "normal startup" It loops again, but, this time it locks up my keyboard (unlocks if I turn the machine off and back on). Ditto on the choices for "Last known good configuration" and "Safe" mode. I have even tried reloading windows from my CD, but it locks up on the Black windows logo screen. Can anyone help me before I have to through good money after bad by calling Microsoft (microcrap).:confused: (n) :mad:
  2. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Sep 8, 2005
    If you have replaced the Motherboard unless it is exactly the same as the old one then you will have to re-install Windows other wise it won't work.
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