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Change Motherboard: Blue screen of death (BSOD)

By djnomad ·
With windows xp and 2000, i noticed that should a motherboard become damaged and replaced with a board of a different brand or specs the blue screen comes up at boot. Is there anyway to get it to still boot up windows and install the new drivers for the new motherboard instead of running windows repair or reinstalling windows? I remember it was possible with the ol' win98, just wonderin if it's possible with 2000 and xp.

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by JonathanPDX In reply to Change Motherboard: Blue ...

Before swapping out the current motherboard
Select the IDE ATA/ATAPI CONTROLLER in DEVICE MANAGER.
Select your current storage controller.
Right click on that controller, select UPDATE DRIVER.
Select INSTALL FROM A LIST OR SPECIFIC LOCATION.
Click DON'T SEARCH I WILL CHOOSE THE DRIVER TO INSTALL.
Select the STANDARD DUAL CHANNEL IDE CONTROLLER.
This prevents the INACCESSABLE BOOT DEVICE Blue Screen Of Death.

Boot the very first time into SAFE MODE with the new motherboard where XP can install the drivers it needs and at the same time you can install any new motherboard drivers from the provided CD.

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by willcomp In reply to Change Motherboard: Blue ...

I've found that the best approach for 2000 Pro and XP is to boot from an install CD and perform a repair installation. See links below for instructions.

XP

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

2000 Pro

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/windows2000/Repair/multipageindex.htm

The process is essentially the same for both OSes.

It is preferable to have an install CD with same SPs as installed on PC.

Dalton

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by wlbowers In reply to Change Motherboard: Blue ...

Read all about it from Microsoft. Why it happens and the easiest solution.

2k Knowledge Base Article Q292175
http://tinyurl.com/5za4v

XP Knowledge Base Article Q315341
http://tinyurl.com/2zgk

Lee

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