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By hiteshdhokia ·
i have recently changed my motherboard to exactly the same one because the graphics contoller had gone. Now, the new motherboards boots up with the post boot beep but as windows is starting it crashes and restarts and keeps doing the same thing again and again. The hard disk is a maxtor 200 GB SATA but not as a RAID set up. The motherboard in question is: Gigabyte 8KNXP 478 Socket. I have tried tweeking the bios settings but to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Hitesh

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by XT John In reply to Windows not booting

I assume your running Windows XP. Any luck starting in Safe Mode? There may be just enough of a difference between the mother boards thats causing a BSOD. You may want to disconnect as much of your peripherals to the motherboard, and bring it up one at a time till you find the culprit.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Windows not booting

Try to boot from the original windows CD and run the repair. If stil not working, you must reinstall the windows.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Windows not booting

I see that you mention a POST beep error code. My suggestion is to look up the error codes for your MB, and see where the problem lies.

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by VirginiaBeachBum In reply to Windows not booting

As previous poster said, try booting from the Cd. could be your HAL is screwed up with the new motherboard since i "assume" you just replaced the motherboard and nothing else. even though it's the same motherboard, it could have changed just enough so that your old windows HAL does not recognize it. Doing a repair "may" help, or you could go into recovery console and copy over a new HAL from the windows CD, thereby replacing the old one.

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by VirginiaBeachBum In reply to Windows not booting

As previous poster said, try booting from the Cd. could be your HAL is screwed up with the new motherboard since i "assume" you just replaced the motherboard and nothing else. even though it's the same motherboard, it could have changed just enough so that your old windows HAL does not recognize it. Doing a repair "may" help, or you could go into recovery console and copy over a new HAL from the windows CD, thereby replacing the old one.

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