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Won't boot with Asus P5QL-EM motherboard


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StevieDC

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I have just bought some new kit. Intel Quad cpu, P5QL-EM motherboard, Fatality DDR2 memory. I've put my IDE drive in and it won't boot. Safe mode reports getting to gagp30kx and then resets.
I've put the drive back in the old machine and it's still okay so it's something to do with the new kit.
Someone said it might be the heatsink not sitting properly on the CPU. Could that be it?
Any suggestions VERY gratefully received.
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Neil Jones

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Windows Repair:
http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

One cannot put a hard drive from another system into a completely different system and expect the Windows just to work. It will blue-screen and reset at you.
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Thanks Neil.

You're right. The link you supplied had great instructions for overcoming the problem by using the repair feature of XP. Unfortunately I bought an OEM version of the OS (trying to save a few quid) and now it's biting me in the arse by not allowing me to move to another motherboard/cpu. I don't think there is a way around that :)

Oh well. This might be the 'push' I need to buy Windows 7!

Thanks for your help.
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Still having problems with the new kit. I've tried setting up Windows from various different CD's (XP pro, XP Home and 2000). They all failed. Most of the time they couldn't find a whole load of files required.

I even tried Knoppix! I've got a Knoppix CD that boots fine on another PC when I tried it on this kit it couldn't find the Knoppix file system.

I think it might actually be a hardware problem.

I reckon it's one of these.
* I haven't put the cpu fan properly onto the cpu
* incompatible memory
* Power supply

Are any of those likely to cause the sort of errors I'm getting?
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Yep. Could be any of these, and a couple of other possibilities come to mind.

You should probably go to the System Building and Upgrading board. Post your topic with the exact specs of the new hardware and the exact issue you're having. Make the title your Mobo model.

The staff are fantastic. They'll sort it out. :)

Edited by n3ko, 16 September 2009 - 06:43 PM.

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Cheers N3ko,
I'll do that.
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