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After installing some new hardware I am having issues starting windows. I am trying to restore / re-install windows, but it is not recognizing the recovery disk / not booting from it. Instead it is taking directly to the "Windows did not start successfully" screen with the options:
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Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

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Start Windows Normally
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None of these options are working and the computer just restarts on and endless loop.

Edited by Aspiring Noob, 03 February 2009 - 09:10 PM.

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After installing some new hardware I am having issues starting windows. I am trying to restore / re-install windows, but it is not recognizing the recovery disk / not booting from it. Instead it is taking directly to the "Windows did not start successfully" screen with the options:
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Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Know Good Configuration

Start Windows Normally
______________________________

None of these options are working and the computer just restarts on and endless loop.

What kind of hardware did you install and how did you go about it?
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Did you check boot order in BIOS?
Is CD drive listed as the first booting device?
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Did you check boot order in BIOS?
Is CD drive listed as the first booting device?


It is not, I will make it so and see if that works, thanks.
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What kind of hardware did you install and how did you go about it?


Motherboard and video card.
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Did you check boot order in BIOS?
Is CD drive listed as the first booting device?


It is not, I will make it so and see if that works, thanks.


Well, it won't let me use the recovery disc now because it does not "support your computer model". I had planed for this possibility and purchased a copy of windows XP, but now the installation CD is not prompting it to restore / reinstall etc.
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if you have a SATA hard drive it's probably because of the difference in drivers. the one and only way to avoid format/reinstall is to put the old board in, boot up, change the drivers to default generic SATA, put the new board in and install the new drivers.

boot up like normal (without disk) when the computer starts to POST (this is when it's running the memory test, the same time you press button to enter into the BIOS) start hitting the F8 button, when a menu pops up, select "disable automatic restart on system failure" see if that stops it from rebooting and gives you an error screen with some info., write down exactly what it says and post it here

Edited by pr0n, 04 February 2009 - 03:31 PM.

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Since you have Windows CD, try repair: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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