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XP Pro SP3 new motherboard

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rainforest123, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. rainforest123

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    I have to rebuild a computer because the motherboard died.
    old / present = ASUS K8V MX
    new = ASUS M2N MX SE
    New CPU & Ram

    In the past, when I have switched motherboards, I have been greeted with a BSOD.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316401
    When you start your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer after you replace the motherboard on the computer, you may receive a Stop error message that is similar to the following:
    STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    I understand "in place upgrade", but I do not understand "as the same size".
    Method 1: Perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP
    If the old IDE controller and the new IDE controller detected your hard disk as the same size, perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP.

    Method 2 is re-format, re-install.

    I am aware that I will have to re-activate Windows XP.

    Are you aware of other solutions?

    Thanks.

    RF123
     
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