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    windows not start on new motherboad

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    by tvu4251 ·

    I upgraded my old desktop PC with a new motherboard, CPU and memory. Plugged in the old IDE HD and CD_ROM. Computer did not start. I tried booting from the Windows XP Pro CD. Windows setup ran through the initial checking computer configuration, loading drivers, then hung at “Setup is starting Windows”. I replaced the HD, the CD-ROM, even the power supply, nothing worked. Windows setup always hung at “Setup is starting Windows” (and various places before that).
    Any help to get my PC up and running will be very appreciated, including reformat HD and reinstall XP. thanks.

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    • #2922953

      Clarifications

      by tvu4251 ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      Clarifications

    • #2922913

      New BIOS possible…

      by f.ware ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      By chance, have you tried installing the new BIOS for the mb? (if any) if not, download the new/updated BIOS to a floppy, reinstall XP, when you see “Press F6 for third party drivers…” press F6 and follow instructions.

      Let me know your results Good Luck.

    • #2922905

      The slow down could be caused by not enough memory.

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      Try and up your memory to either 2gb (2 x 1gb modules) or 3gb (2 x 1gb and 2 x 512 modules).
      Make sure the memory is listed as the same speed and make.

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

      • #2922899

        Sorry I don’t buy that

        by tintoman ·

        In reply to The slow down could be caused by not enough memory.

        According to Microsoft the minimum required RAM to run windows XP is 32Mb – surely this machine has more than that!!!

        • #2922851

          If you read his/her original post…

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to Sorry I don’t buy that

          It states that it hangs. I had this problem myself until i put in more memory. Everybody’s system is different, but the person is looking to resolving the problem, not adding to it.

        • #2922815

          You’re hardly gonna upgrade to less memory.

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to If you read his/her original post…

          .

    • #2922902

      More information please…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      “I tried booting from the Windows XP Pro CD. Windows setup ran through the initial checking computer configuration, loading drivers, then hung at “Setup is starting Windows”.”

      Did it run through deleting and repartitioning the existing drive configuration, and if so did you reformat the partition/s you created in the process?

    • #2922901

      Yes I agree

      by tintoman ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      It does sound like your hard drive is not being detected by setup
      Start the machine and go to the cmos settings, there you will see if your hard drive is being detected, if not go to the integrated peripheral settings and make sure the on board IDE is set according to the type of drive you have (i.e SATA or PATA) and then boot again from the installation CD.
      Hopefully you will get the option to repair the windows installation and you wont lose any of your files

      • #2923364

        more info

        by tvu4251 ·

        In reply to Yes I agree

        thanks everyone for your ideas. Let me provide some info about my PC and what I have done so far:
        Config: new motherboard: ECS G31T-M (775 chipset) with Intel E8300 Core2 Duo and 2 GB of DDR2 memory, existing HDDs (one SATA and one IDE).
        Actions:
        – Turn on PC with above config,
        – hit F11 to check CMOS setup, everything looks OK, the HDDs and CD_ROM are shown in their proper places, SATA at 1st primary master, IDE at 3rd master, CD at 3rd slave.
        – Boot the PC from CD using a CD of full Windows XP Pro with SP2.
        – Windows Setup ran throught its initial steps of a)check PC hardware configuration, b)loading all drivers, then hung at the very next step c)Setup is starting Windows”. Did not get to “Hit R for repair” nor “Enter to install Windows”!!!!!

        Attemps to use one single HDD at a time no matter it was SATA or IDE, or reformat the HDD (is now empty with NTFS) still did not get throught step c).
        At present, my PC still hung at step c) of the Windows Setup.

    • #2922828

      Do you need SATA drivers?

      by nepenthe0 ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      This issue frequently appears on the Forum, because none of the Windows XP SP1 installation CDs had SATA drivers, and apparently early Windows XP SP2 installation CDs also lacked SATA drivers. Here are some resources you may wish to check out:

      http://tinyurl.com/3wz2lx
      http://tinyurl.com/3msyyl
      http://tinyurl.com/47l6rb
      http://tinyurl.com/5nlkwf
      http://tinyurl.com/667toc

      • #2922825

        If the OP needed SATA drivers…

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Do you need SATA drivers?

        s/he wouldn’t get to the point in installation at which the ‘Setup is starting Windows’ message appears.

      • #2922817

        SATA drivers for an old IDE hard drive ?? Eh ? …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to Do you need SATA drivers?

        “[i]..Plugged in the old IDE HD and CD_ROM[/i]”

        It tends to help if you read the thread from the START. 😉

    • #2922813

      I think a full spec of this machine is in order now …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      So that we’ve got a listing of everything on or connected to this mobo, make , model, and TYPE.

    • #2922760

      “One piece at a time…”

      by senrats ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      Unplug any unecessary devices abd try to boot (including memory). You night have to do a in place XP repair. I had to run an XP repair once when I replaced a Dell motherboard with another Dell motherboard (it was from Dell warranty and supposed to be the same motherboard, but it had a different chipset).

      Microsoft suggests:
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308041

      • #2922758

        It looks like you tried the XP repair already….

        by senrats ·

        In reply to “One piece at a time…”

        Well, maybe the MS link will help.

        Good Luck!

      • #2922756

        Good find, useful resource

        by nepenthe0 ·

        In reply to “One piece at a time…”

        Whether or not this provides a [i]fix[/i], you certainly deserve a [i]thumb[/i] for posting this resource. Thanks

        • #2922713

          That would explain how you got most of your Thumbs then!..

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Good find, useful resource

          Since it’s on the basis of [b]”Whether or not this provides a fix, you certainly deserve a thumb”[/b]

          ‘Nuff said.

    • #2923358

      here are more detailed info

      by tvu4251 ·

      In reply to windows not start on new motherboad

      thanks, everyone, for your ideas.
      Let me provide some info about my PC and what I have done so far:
      Config: new motherboard: ECS G31T-M (775 chipset) with Intel E8300 Core2 Duo and 2 GB of DDR2 memory, existing HDDs (one SATA and one IDE).
      Actions:
      – Turn on PC with above config,
      – hit F11 to check CMOS setup, everything looks OK, the HDDs and CD_ROM are shown in their proper places, SATA at 1st primary master, IDE at 3rd master, CD at 3rd slave.
      – Boot the PC from CD using a CD of full Windows XP Pro with SP2.
      – Windows Setup ran throught its initial steps of a)check PC hardware configuration, b)loading all drivers, then hung at the very next step c)Setup is starting Windows”. Did not get to “Hit R for repair” nor “Enter to install Windows”!!!!!

      Attemps to use one single HDD at a time no matter it was SATA or IDE, or reformat the HDD (is now empty with NTFS) still did not get throught step c).
      At present, my PC still hung at step c) of the Windows Setup.

      • #2922610

        Maybe going old school (DOS) might help….

        by karydavis ·

        In reply to here are more detailed info

        When I had issue similar to yours, I loaded an old Win98 start up disk, ran check disk, created a partition, etc.

        Once a FAT partition is created, see if the XP CD will recognize it and setup from there. The CD might be having issues on its own.

        I realize this solution may seem archaic, but sometimes the very basics can help determine a problem.

        Seems you’ve got nothing to lose at this point by trying…

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