Unfortunately, more problems have arisen, three in particular that are quite nasty. My new system is as follows:
Computer Manufacturer: ASUS
Computer Model: M2N-E
CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
CPU Family: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+
CPU Speed: 2009 MHz
Front-Side Bus Speed: 200 MHz
Now for the problems:
1. When the computer starts up, it takes about three minutes. This is not right at all, as it's about 100 times slower than my old computer. It lags slightly even when running, although it's noticably faster than the old computer at these times. I have no idea what's causing this.
2. No sound whatsoever. When I use WinAMP, I get some "Bad DirectSound Driver" error, and sometimes I get a "A device ID has been used that is out of range for your system" error. This makes no sense, as the sound is direct from the MB. The guy at the computer store said sound cards are pretty much obsolete these days, with MB sound being just as good in almost all cases, so I didn't waste money on an actual sound card. Unfortunately, I can't test this because the sound doesn't work at all! I tried installing the drivers from the CD, but then I get an error saying "HDA Audio bus driver is missing" or some nonsense, which is dumb because it should be there on the CD!
3. I tried going to Windows Update, but that crashes Internet Explorer EVERY SINGLE TIME.
In addition to this, under device manager, I have a device conflict (yellow exclamation point) next to "Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver". None of this makes any sense, as they were force to do a Windows Repair Install to get Windows XP to work on the new computer, so a repair install won't fix it. I will not mess with the BIOS again after frying my last computer trying to do so; besides, I doubt there is any radically updated BIOS for this recent a model of MB.
Anyway, there you have it. I have no clue how to fix any of this.