Boot up issue

Taggert_LOA

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recently installed new mobo and processor and now my hdd won't boot up i keep getting a harware configuration error. I have Win Xp home installed on it. I tried a HD with Win 98 on it and it booted up no problem. I also tried booting from the Win XP Cd will only work if i disconnect the HD and then when i try to repair, i plug the HD back in and it says it didn't find the HD and i wind up back at square one. I have also tried all the boot options given at the error screen. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

dreamliner77

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#2
XP won't let you boot with such and extensive hardware change. To the OS it looks like it is now in another system. One of MS's ways of preventing piracy.
 
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Lee

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O.K. check cables and make sure you got right voltage running in. Boot with each new component, motherboard (duh of course) small amount of ram, add CD /dvd rom (what ever you got), floppy , ne other peripherals, boot each time you add one. Add HD connect cables correctly, make sure setting on drive are correct, like make sure it's a primary master, (make a boot disk from this iso and boot to cd rom drive and check for hd errors from it's diagnostic tools, here @ ftp://ftp.apl.washington.edu/archive/apps/ubcd221.zip ), other questions could ask, like is fan on properly over processor, you add grease, is it a configuration problem in cmos, like does it auto detect it as such? You have to be a doctor sometimes, keep trying different avenues, went through same ess ach I tee when I first built a PC;
If you have a blank hd try that. make sure all settings in bios are optimised setting first and run a check in hand book.

Just format hd if you must and start again.
 

Taggert_LOA

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well i held down f8 to select my boot device and it seems to be working. i'm now "reparing" the files. it just might work. i'll keep you guys posted.
 

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i would but it's the womans computer, i'm not in the mood to backup all her files and then transfer them back. too much of a pain the the booty for me. plus, i'd have to re- dumb it down for her so she won't crash it again.:). it's better for me that it stays the way it is.
 

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