I’m helping my nephew figure out what’s wrong with his computer.
OP System: XP
Chip: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
Motherboard: Abbit-IC7 (875 socket)
I was getting this message:
“CPU is unworkable or has been changed. Please recheck – CPU SOFT MENU”
…then I get the option to:
“Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP”
I pressed DEL…went to setup and changed the speed from “user defined” to “2800”.
It did take away the message and moved on to another screen but it stopped with the message:
“We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.”
And it goes on to give you the options:
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last known good Configuration………
Start Windows Normally
I’ve tried them all and I get the same result; it just restarts all over again or gets stuck trying to load the basic drivers.
He doesn't have the original OS CD's...