New System...

By cechevarria ·
I recently did a computer upgrade. I purchased the following: Intel Core 2 Duo e6600, Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 2.0, Corsair XMS2 1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) memory (2gigs total), PnY 7300GT PCI-E. The only thing not new is the HD, 80gig maxtor. The system will start up normally, post but then gets stuck in a restart loop. I run WinXP Pro SP2. It boots, posts, but after intial post, I get a screen for like 1 sec stating error, then it restarts. I do not get the XP startup at all. Any ideas what is going on? When I put the (OLD) system back, it starts up just fine, no errors. Totally confused here

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How are

by Dumphrey In reply to New System...

you switching systems? Just switching hard disks? Was the XP Pro a clean install on that machine? What is the old system that works? Can you start the XP Pro in safe mode (f8 on boot)?

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If you did not do a clean install

by Jesus_C In reply to New System...

after the rebuild then that is you problem.Too much of a hardware change for the system to handel

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by Mr.Wiz In reply to If you did not do a clean ...

You probably don't have the drivers for the new hardware on the old drive. A clean install would probably be the best, less chance for problems. If not, try F8 and see if you can load the drivers for the new stuff in safe mode.

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by cechevarria In reply to Agree

okay, ya the only thing that was not NEW is the HD. I will try it out tonight thanx yall.

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