New Motherboard XP won't boot

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  1. Fakesnake

    Fakesnake New Member

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    I replaced a motherboard on its way out. Now XP will not start. Is there a way to get around XP not booting up without losing all of my data.

    Any help would be appreciated. If you need more info let me know.

    I do not know enough about computers to do that. I have friends who help me out. They do not answer phones apparently though.

    Any other suggestions Chris?
     
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    Chris New Member

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    check your voltages (CPU and RAM) to make sure everything is within spec
     
  3. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    safe mode? then delete/uninstall all chipset drivers. Use driver cleaner or equiv.
     
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    It won't boot to safe mode either, just restarts and restarts. It wants to load the drivers but doesn't seem to go any further.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Did you replace the motherboard with the same model?

    If not, you might not be able to get it to boot up.

    And if so, the next best step would be to buy another drive.
    Disconnect the wires to the old drive, install the new drive and install windows on it.
    Then reconnect the wires to the old drive and drag and drop all of your precious data back onto the new drive. Then delete everything off of the old drive and use it for a backup drive.

    This drive is smoking fast, almost as fast as the Raptors in some benchmarks. And it's only $56 shipped for 160gb.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075&Tpk=wd1600AAJS
     
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    fixthe fernback New Member

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    Make sure the onboard SATA controllers are sent to IDE mode and not AHCI, unless you installed windows with AHCI mode enabled
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    very good point.
     

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