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Old 07-27-2006, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have plans to replace my MB, memory, CPU and video card but keep the current 2 hard drives, CD rom and CR rom rewriter. Will I have to get into bios? If so,,,,how is it done and can some one guide me through it. I have the Asus A7N8X MB and the manual that came with it, but doesn't tell you alot about bios. I have in my current system 2 hard drives. My master and then the slave. On the slave I have alot of pics I don't want to loose.
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You won't need to get* into the CMOS Setup once you install the new motherboard and other components but you will need to run a repair install of XP for your computer to boot into Windows.
* Unless you need to change the Boot order to boot of XP CD.

If you ever needed to enter the CMOS Setup you would either press F1, F2, Delete* or any other key just as you turn on the computer.

* Key to press is dependent on manufacture, those are most common however.
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How do I go about the repair install?
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After all the components are installed you Boot to your Windows XP Disc, Tell it to install, it will then detects a previous installation you then hit R which tells it to do a repair Installation.
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