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Hi, I hope this is in the right forum. I just replaced a motherboard in an XP home (e-machines) machine. I turned on the machine. After about a minute, the screen displayed the Windows XP "New Installation" message - welcoming me to Windows XP, etc. I went through the screens, entered the XP home key, and finished. The machine restarted, and sat at the Windows XP loading screen for about 7 minutes, then restarted again (BIOS listing then Windows XP load screen). This does not change. I get the same result if I go into safe mode. I tried going into the recovery console, but I do not have the original XP home disk. I made a set of XP home boot disks to get into RC. ChkDsk shoes no errors. I am not sure now what to do. Thanks for any help.
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Any ideas?
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go.

Boot it up and go into BIOS and there sould be a option about auto restart. Disable it.

Reboot.

Post me any error megs.
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Hi Listerofsmeg, and thanks for responding. I looked in the bios, it is an American Megatrends v02.58. The only setting I see for errors is in the boot section, there is a line "Wait for "F1" if error", it is set to enabled.
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