Not valid Boot device
Posted 17 March 2005 - 03:15 PM
Posted 17 March 2005 - 10:39 PM
Posted 19 March 2005 - 08:35 AM
Posted 19 March 2005 - 08:45 AM
While that sometimes worked, in windows 98/me, it will only work in windows xp in the rarest of circumstances--ie, when you have identical motherboards (and even then, you are most likely going to have to reactivate. Without getting into specifics, you are dealing with two completely different hardware abstraction layers...big problem. Your previous installation is looking for the other motherboard/hardware.
What is your goal here? Data preservation or avoiding program re-installing?
Do you have other computers present?
Do you still have the old motherboard?
Posted 21 March 2005 - 02:11 PM
I still have the old mobo.
I have another computer that works.
Posted 21 March 2005 - 02:21 PM
Anyway, I am not sure where you stopped your original install, but I think that is the way to go at this point.
Your hardware is different, so its unavoidable.
First try a repair installation using this thread as your guide,
If that does NOT work, your best bet is to follow the above guide, but at the third blue screen snapshot, choose INSTALL A FRESH COPY, but choose a different directory from the pre-existing install...for example, c:\winxp
You will need to reinstall programs, but this can be done while leaving your data relatively intact....
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