I currently have a Asus K8V Motherboard computer that is socket 754 with AMD 64 +3000 CPU with 1.5GB Ram (lets say this is Computer 1). The entire computer was custom built (several years back) and recently I decided to try and upgrade it. Socket 754 being retired, I tried to find a CPU to upgrade it with... I ordered a new CPU but it happened to be AM2 (it was originally marketed as 754), but before myself realizing it was AM2, I already took out the CPU. The thing is though, the original CPU actually was ripped out with the Heatsink (pretty much melted on there). I tried all my methods to try and take that CPU off the heatsink but it just wouldn't budge. Therefore i had to order ANOTHER Socket 754 CPU and another heatsink. While waiting for delivery, I needed a computer. So I took my other custom built computer (Gigabyte motherboard socket 939 AMD 64, Computer 2) and tried to attach the hard drive there (as master and only one). Computer 2 had a faulty videocard (it was burnt out... the entire videocard fan just came off) so that computer didn't work. I waited until I got my new CPU back and I reinstalled everything including the original Hard drive I was trying to use on Computer 2.
This is where my problem happens...
I tried to load up Windows XP Home service Pack 3 (OEM) (it was installed before everything like this happened) (after all, all the parts are the same except a new CPU (which should technically be the same... i mean they're both AMD 64)) and after five times that little loading bar goes, it just stops moving. So I tried going in via Safe mode. It starts out by listing all the drivers but then it just hangs on gagp30kx.sys. Being myself, and needing this computer up ASAP, I booted up an old version of Ubuntu (7.04), Live CD of course, in order to try and find a solution on the internet.
I went to several other tutorials which all ended up not working (including Microsoft's "How to recover from a corrupted Registry that prevents Windows XP from starting").
Then, I came across this thread on this forum:
Following the steps, I put in two different disks of Windows XP Service Pack 2 CDs to "repair" the entry. Everytime I repair, it hangs on "Please Wait..." or "Allocating blah blah memory" part. I tried booting in VGA mode, with no success (it does the same thing as the rest, just stop after five intervals of the blue sinister bar stopping) and I tried to boot from every single possible way:
All of them failed and with no success, I followed the post. I also tried downloading the recovery console and burning it to a CD but that also failed (same thing happened with Windows XP CDs), I tried to rename the file itself (from gagp30kx.sys to gagp30kx.bak using Ubuntu's Terminal) but that didn't work (apparently I don't have permission... I also ran sudo command). I attached an external Hard drive to back everything up so I can just start with a fresh Windows install. Unfortunately, anything that I move, thats bigger than 50mb, somehow crashes Ubuntu (who knew). Ive tried both procedures in Ubuntu 7 and 9. Frustrated by now, I just got a second Hard Drive and tried attaching it as a slave to my main Hard drive and vice versa so I could move the files I need between itself through Ubuntu (Don't worry... I made sure the manual pins connection was correct on the back of each hard drive... or atleast I think I did it right..). For some reason booting would stop around the Flash screen (I did a few of those "pins" connection but it really didn't help at all). Frustrated even more, I removed my main hard drive and attached my other hard drive (not the USB hard drive but just a normal hard drive) and tried to install Windows on it. Well, Windows install hanged after I passed the "press enter" part. It hung at "Please Wait...". Just Great... right?
I can't get to recovery console, I can't get to command prompt, I can't access Windows, I can't access my files... Not the best situation for a person like myself to be in (especially when I need this computer up and running asap).
So... This seems like a big problem, and whoever is willing to tackle it would be greatly appreciated
For the time being, i'll be using Ubuntu Live CD to access the internet and to keep a tab on this post.
Oh... and I atleast consider myself somewhat computer literate... Built 4 computers from scratch and already worked on theses computers for a long time... So feel free to go into technical terms
Edited by StarD, 04 May 2009 - 08:52 PM.