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hardware upgrade?

By bbivolcic ·
I put a new motherboard, cpu, memory and vidio card. the sys turns on, the motherboard gose thru its check, every thing is there. the problem comes when it tries to start windows xp home. I get a real fast blue screen and the computer restarts. I put all the old stuff in and it boots up fine.
Do I have to reinstall windows?

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by eduardo (PT) In reply to hardware upgrade?

The real correct way, of doing an hardware upgrade while maintaning the windows installation, is to previously remove the drivers that match the hardware you are replacing.

If you haven't done so, windows is going to try to use the same drivers for a different hardware, and that obviously doesn't bring good results.

Have you removed the drivers before replacing the hardware? No?

Well, try to boot Windows in "Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)" and once there, login with your administrator account, install the drivers that match the new hardware, if installers do not work, try to use the "device manager" inside the "computer management console", after installing the new drivers, reboot the computer, and windows should be able to boot normally again, with no problems at all.

If you don't have that option available at the Windows boot, the only solution I remember at the moment, is for you to replace the hardware back to the old hardware, and do thing correctly has I mentioned at the begginning of this reply.

I hope this helps you.

PS- If you don't know how to reach the Windows boot menu, press the F8 key right at the moment your computer starts to boot Windows.

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One possibility

by eduardo (PT) In reply to hardware upgrade?

The real correct way, of doing an hardware upgrade while maintaning the Windows installation, is to previously remove the drivers that match the hardware you are replacing.

If you haven't done so, Windows is going to try to use the same drivers for a different hardware, and that obviously doesn't bring good results.

Have you removed the drivers before replacing the hardware? No?

Well, try to boot Windows in "Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)" and once there, login with your administrator account, install the drivers that match the new hardware (if installers do not work, try to use the "device manager" inside the "computer management console"), after installing the new drivers, reboot the computer, and Windows should be able to boot normally again, with no problems at all.

If you don't have that option available at the Windows boot, the only solution I remember at the moment, is for you to replace the hardware back to the old hardware, and do the thing correctly has I mentioned at the begginning of this reply.

I hope this helps you.

PS- If you don't know how to reach the Windows boot menu, press the F8 key right at the moment your computer stars to boot Windows.

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Firstly and most importantly did you have a Password

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to hardware upgrade?

On your Files and did you employ EFS on your DATA?

If the answer to either of these is Yes then remove the HDD from the New Hardware boot up the system on the Old Hardware and remove the Password and Encryption Service or at the very least Backup all of your data to another form of Media not connected with the HDD and without the Encryption.

You can then proceed to remove the drivers for the old hardware and after you have removed them all you should be able to install the necessary drivers onto that HDD from your OEM CD but if this doesn't work you can perform a Repair Install by following the directions here

http://tinyurl.com/g4bv8

Just make sure that you have everything backed up first because it will destroy any Password protection and Encryption Keys when you do this.

Also you'll be returned to the Original Configuration of the system without any of the Patches or Service Packs that have been applied since the system was originally made and you'll need to Reactivate the OS with M$. If you tell that that you are upgrading the system they will most likely want you to buy a new license for this machine as the original License that you had only applies to Original Hardware so M$ is quite well within their rights to insist that you buy a new version of Windows and any other M$ OEM Software that you have.

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