Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:55 pm Post subject: Re: Bad Moterherboard, replaced w/ new motherboard Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)
Actually it does not have to be an EXACT replacement, as long as it has the
same or very similar chipset, a repair install won't be necessary, but in
this case it sounds like one is required.
"Richard in AZ" wrote in message
> "bossman3979" wrote in message
> >> After replacing XP will not boot , keeps restarting.. can not get into
>> windows to reactivate.
> Did you do a Repair Installation yet?
> With a new motherboard, unless is was an exact replacement (model and
> brand), you have to do a Repair Installation.
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:36 pm Post subject: Re: Bad Moterherboard, replaced w/ new motherboard Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)
> After replacing XP will not boot , keeps restarting.. can not get into
> windows to reactivate.
Normally, and assuming a retail license (many factory-installed OEM
installations are BIOS-locked to a specific chipset and therefore *not*
transferable to a new motherboard - check yours before starting), unless
the new motherboard is virtually identical (same chipset, same IDE
controllers, same BIOS version, etc.) to the one on which the WinXP
installation was originally performed, you'll need to perform a repair
(a.k.a. in-place upgrade) installation, at the very least:
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with WinXP Installed
The "why" is quite simple, really, and has nothing to do with
licensing issues, per se; it's a purely technical matter, at this point.
You've pulled the proverbial hardware rug out from under the OS. (If
you don't like -- or get -- the rug analogy, think of it as picking up a
Cape Cod style home and then setting it down onto a Ranch style
foundation. It just isn't going to fit.) WinXP, like Win2K before it,
is not nearly as "promiscuous" as Win9x when it comes to accepting any
old hardware configuration you throw at it. On installation it
"tailors" itself to the specific hardware found. This is one of the
reasons that the entire WinNT/2K/XP OS family is so much more stable
than the Win9x group.
As always when undertaking such a significant change, back up any
important data before starting.
This will also probably require re-activation, unless you have a
Volume Licensed version of WinXP Pro installed. If it's been more than
120 days since you last activated that specific Product Key, you'll most
likely be able to activate via the Internet without problem. If it's
been less, you might have to make a 5 minute phone call.
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Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:55 pm Post subject: Re: Bad Motherboard, replaced w/ new one Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)
I have the same problem. Replaced motherboard, RAM & CPU, before even booting
the PC I tried to do a repair with my Windows disk (legit), it gets stuck in
a cycle of rebooting after the "removing temp files used" part of the repair.