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Old 02-19-2005, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a barebones PC and would appreciate some help getting it to work with my hard drive and operating system configuration.

I put my old hard drives, dvd drives, video card, etc. in the new case. I'm running XP Pro, and when I start up the new computer with my old hard drive in it, I get a page saying Windows did not start normally and asking if I want to start in Safe Mode or use the Last Known Good Configuration. No matter which option I pick, I just get the same message over and over.

Is there anything I can do to get this to work? I know reinstalling Windows will probably do it, but that means having to reinstall most of my other software as well, which I'd prefer not to do.

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Did you get a new mobo also?
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Yes, I got a new motherboard, P4 processor, case, power supply and memory.

I've installed my 2 hard drives, 2 dvd drives, video card, WINPVR TV card and modem.

A few things that were on the old PC didn't get put on the new one: a PCI USB 2.0 expansion card, my Soundblaster Live sound card, an ethernet card, and a Promise controller card.
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So you are using a new mobo with new drivers plus your drivers from your old mobo. I would recommend doing a clean install of xp from proper stablility. You have drivers that are mixed, that might conflict with one another, etc. Unless someone else has another suggestion...
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aye sparky
warez is right, cuz once you have a new mobo, all ur old drivers aren't updated
so you have to install it from scratch
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You can get by if you are lucky, I did it with my g/f's pc, but afte a while it started acting up. But I would suggest a clean install myself.
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I've gone into the install screen for XP using the CD, then done a "repair." It didn't really work the first time (windows started but that's about it - I couldn't run any of the programs I tried) so I'm trying it again. If that doesn't work, I'll just reinstall XP.

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What do you mean it didnt really work? What did you try to do?
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