Booting Problem

omg its nlm

lvl 17 Hax
10 Jan 2004
I just hooked up my new system and when I power it on it starts up fine some times and goes through the post test and then turns off. It varries to how far a long it gets before it wants to shut off. I have never got the OS to boot. You have any sugestions?

Asus P4PE-X
P4 2.6
256mb ddr pc2700
2 hard drives (not sure of the specs)
GeForce 4 64mb
450 power supply
yup XP, hard drive was from my old computer. Just took it out and hooked it up. Could that be a problem?
Yeah now that I think of it, I do. Is that strange for the power just to turn off?

Thanks for your help! :D
NO you must repair windows b4 someone talks you into a reformat, load the CD, ignore the 1st option to repair via recovery console and continue for a new install, when XP see's theres already an installation there it will ask if you want to repair it, click yes.

this is by design, so you mush have swopped onto a diffrent chipset to cause the problem, its more of a safty feature so theres not lots of chipset drivers floating about.
Alright Gonzo when I go home I will take your advice. Thanks for all the help, I thought That I would have to go get a new mobo. Good thing it did not turn out that way. :D
Both the above are right.

IF you are using a new MB with the same chipset manufacturers a repair install will work and save you a mess of work. I have done this successfully many times using all VIA MB.

If you are changing chipset manufacturers (say VIA to Nvidia) a reformat is the only reasonable approach. It might be possible to successfully uninstall all chipset drivers before migrating the HD and then squeking by with a repair install. BUT this is a very labor and risk intensive approach. You are now past the point where the original drive can be assumed to still have it's windows install intact (you've booted multiple times in an incompatible hardware environment). Re-install, unless you have a disk image to copy over and experiment with.

I have migrated VIA to SIS and VIA to Nvidia recently and both were such a mess I chose to reformat in both cases after wasting many hours.

Time saving hint. Install windows with a new user name. When you are done your old my_documents will be intact and you can just copy most of the folders over to the new my_documents directory and then delete the old user account.

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
Xie wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.

Forum statistics

Latest member