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Royal sys Blue screen

By ahiat77t ·
I have swapped hard drives from one system to another, different processor, but same board. and bios. I don't know why his keeps coming up, I have deleted some raid drivers ( i'am gussing that is why i get a ( mfc ????? Error) the dialog box says windows will stop the program and notify of a solution.

Is this normal when one upgrades the processor on a motherboard, because I have a amd barton 2.0ghz coming in and don't want to have this hassle

In order to just be able get back to normal I boot in safe mode then do a system restore and all is well.
What is my system doing that this just happens automatically after I have to do a restart My last resort is to re-install windows again, but I have lost the original product key and microsoft is saying that this disk is running on too many computers, and I am getting tired of having to explain to them. I insert the upgrade disk and it asks for the original product key form the first system.

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Can't Follow

by willcomp In reply to Royal sys Blue screen

I can't understand exactly what's happening. Try to explain in a logical progression with details on BSOD.

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Try some comma and full-stop insertions ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Royal sys Blue screen

I'm having difficulty keeping track if which word belongs to which sentence.

Also try to mention which flavour of Windows.

Oh, and what the error is.

That would help. :)

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Not sure that I understand what you are saying but

by OH Smeg In reply to Royal sys Blue screen

In answer to your 1 question of

Is this normal when one upgrades the processor on a motherboard,

No it's not

However I'm not sure about the RAID Drivers here as the OS is normally on the RAID.

About th Product Key for Windows this depends on which version of Windows you are actually running as to what happens here. But if it has WGA as part of the OS then it is quite possible that the Product Key has been reused several times in excess of M$ Default Limit. Particularly if you have reinstalled a few times or Reactivated because of new/changes to Hardware.

Col

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Is this what you need :)

by Jacky Howe In reply to Royal sys Blue screen

What I think that you are saying is that you have an XP Upgrade. You have lost the product key from the Operating System that you used to perform the upgrade.
You don't need the product key, you only need the Original Operating System CD. Do the initial install by Booting from the Upgrade CD. You may have to enter your BIOS to tell the PC to Boot from CD.
During the install it will ask for the Original CD, Insert it and when it's happy it will ask you to put the XP CD back in and continue with the install.

There is a 120 day period before you can reactivate. That is why you are getting the error saying that this disk is running on too many computers.

A couple of tips and take your time, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Get a copy of Acronis and create a Recovery Partition on your Hard Drive. Then you can experiment with different sofware.

Delete the Primary Partition on the Hard Drive and recreate it.

How to partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program
Important If you follow these steps on a hard disk that is not empty, all the data on that hard disk is permanently deleted. We recommend that you back up your hard disk before you follow these steps.

To partition and format your hard disk by using the Windows XP Setup program:
1. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.

Note To start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM (or from the startup disk), your computer must be configured to start from the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive. In some cases, you may have to modify your computer's BIOS settings to set this configuration. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive, the DVD-ROM drive, or the floppy disk drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact the computer manufacturer.
2. If you are starting the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do this.

Note If your hard disk controller requires a third-party original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver, press F6 to specify the driver.

For more information about how to use F6 to supply a third-party OEM device driver while the Windows Setup program is running, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314859 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859/) Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Windows XP Setup
If you are starting from the Windows XP Setup disks, insert each of the additional disks when you are prompted, and then press ENTER to continue after you insert each disk.
3. At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.
4.
Note If you are using the Setup disks (6 bootable disks), the setup will prompt you to instert the Windows XP CD.
5. Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.
6. If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it. To bypass the repair, press ESC.
7. All the existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk. Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition. Press D to delete an existing partition, or press C to create a new partition by using unpartitioned space. If you press D to delete an existing partition, you must then press L (or press ENTER, and then press L if it is the System partition) to confirm that you want to delete the partition. Repeat this step for each of the existing partitions that you want to use for the new partition. When all the partitions are deleted, select the remaining unpartitioned space, and then press C to create the new partition.

Note If you want to create a partition where one or more partitions already exist, you must first delete the existing partition or partitions, and then create the new partition.
8. Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.
9. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create additional partitions if you want them.
10. If you want to install Windows XP, use the ARROW keys to select the partition where you want to install Windows XP, and then press ENTER. If you do not want to format the partition and install Windows XP, press F3 two times to quit the Windows Setup program, and then do not follow the remaining steps. In this case, you must use a different utility to format the partition.
11. Select the format option that you want to use for the partition, and then press ENTER. You have the following options: ? Format the partition by using the NTFS file system (Quick)
? Format the partition by using the FAT file system (Quick)
? Format the partition by using the NTFS file system
? Format the partition by using the FAT file system
? Leave the current file system intact (no changes)
The option to leave the current file system intact is not available if the selected partition is a new partition. The FAT file system option is not available if the selected partition is more than 32 gigabytes (GB). If the partition is larger than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT32 file system (you must press ENTER to confirm). If the partition is smaller than 2 GB, the Windows Setup program uses the FAT16 file system.

Note If you deleted and created a new System partition, but you are installing Windows XP on a different partition, you will be prompted to select a file system for both the System and startup partitions.
12. After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue. After the Windows Setup program is completed, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.

For additional information about how to use the Windows XP Disk Management tools to partition and format your hard disk, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
309000 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/) How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP

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How boring Bluey,

by ComputerCookie In reply to Is this what you need :)

"Is this what you need", I thought you were going to post a link to a sex site.

Maybe that's what I need, I'll send you a link to a good one if I can find one.

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What ! half these Old Timers here :)

by Jacky Howe In reply to How boring Bluey,

are already on Viagra. Just imagine the mess. :)

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Not to mention ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to What ! half these Old Tim ...

The resulting damage to laptops !!

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I dug alittle deeper

by ahiat77t In reply to Royal sys Blue screen

I think the problem was with the Nvidia Pci root hub driver. I disabled it in safe mode and re-booted and all is well. I was upgrading from xp to vista ultimate sig edition. I guess I had a conflict with too many drivers trying to load. the onboard and the one that I installed on the board. Sorry for the confusion I have apparently caused by some of the replies that I have gotten.
Thanks for the other tips I will try those on the other machine that I keep getting the same message with.

One other question, the mother board is a gigabyte 7400 pro v2 with sata 0-1 raid controller on board. Can I install a pci raid control card and run a cable from the SATA-0 to the SATA 1 on the Pci control card and configure the control card not in a raid but as a JBOD then do the same on the the SATA-1 to another pci control card and then set the on board raid controller in a mirrored configuration. Or would the the two controllers not be able to "talk" to each other?

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