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Chris Wells May 13, 2003, 06:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi, I've installed new some new Hardware and now XP won't boot.

Old set up

Asus A7V266 MB
Athlon 1.4G
2 x 256 pc2100 mem
Gforce 2 AGP card
plus the usuall HDD CD etc

I have changed to
Epox EP-8RGAN 333 MB
AMD XP 2600+ 333
2 x 512 pc2700 mem
onboard graphics
everything else is the same

Computer turns on ok, starts to load XP and then restarts with no error messages, this loops over and over, will this be XP activation problem (will I need to reinstall) or could this be a setup problem?

Also I can't see the info screen long enough on startup to verify that the processor has been detected at the right speed. I've tried pausing but it's too quick for me!

Any help appreciated

Chris.


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Wizard Prang May 13, 2003, 06:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Hardware
HINT: If you want it to pause on startup, type putting a blank floppy in the drive before booting it.

Prang

Who is... oh, never mind :)
Jake F May 14, 2003, 12:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: New Hardware
It is probably the motherboard, it wont reconize it because they read the hd differently, im guessing that you will have to reformat

Luke Mertens May 17, 2003, 02:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That's the same problem I had when I got my asus a7n8x board. The message that flashes too fast for you to see says something like "unreadable harddrive" and the only way I could fix it was by reformatting. I tried putting in my friends hard drive with windows 2000 on my board and it said the same thing, so the boards definately read from the hard drives differently or something.

Wildwood May 17, 2003, 04:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Unfortunately, whenever you change a motherboard you really should automatically reformat and reinstall a Windows OS. The old motherboard drivers can play he!! with the new board. I've had to go through that the hard way too bro.



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