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INSTALL OF XP PROBLEM


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I recently replaced the motherboard on my emachine t1842 with an exact emachine replacement.
I am having problems re-installing windows. WHen I try the setup... the "installing windows" on the initial blue screen (at the bottom) just hangs there and does not progress.
I have also tried using the emachine disks that came with the machine to provide a exact copy of the original system. with this the windows bootup hangs with the bars going across and just stops. My computer consultant thinks it may have been a problem with the new motherboard and the way I installed it. ANy thoughts. Many thanks
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what caused you to replace the motherboard...what symptoms arose that made you think this was needed? Did anything happen before the old motherboard went?
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Original MB completely died with failure to even turn on. Replacement appears to be working except cannot boot into windows or re-install it. I have also tried multiple installation disks and different hard drives.
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dirty cd, dirty cd-rom?

Bad replacement motherboard?

There does not seem to be any reason it will not work,

Remove all but the most necssary hardware--remove any add-on cards or additional devices (printer, joysticks, etc)
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