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Taisch

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Well, i upgraded my pc with a new motherboard, cpu, ram, graphics card. starts up utill i asks me to choose which type of windows, Run normally, safe mode, etc. i choose any type then it just starts again. Help appreciated.

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are you using the same hard drive, with the OS installed on it?
if so, you will want to do a repair install of windows. this will allow it to load the correct drivers for the new hardware you have installed- right now its trying to run with drivers for the old stuff.
after the repair install, add your mobo drivers- should have come on a disc with the mobo. if not, go the the website, and download the drivers for your exact model board.
this will install the correct drivers for any integrated components, such as sound, video, agp buss, etc.
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Awesome Ill give that a go. Thanks.
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so the new hardware doesnt work with windows, but i cant get past the page that says "Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc" and it wont load the Windows CD to re-install it. Help. Please.
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were you able to start up with the windows cd in, and have it do the repair install? or did it just go straight to boot like normal?

if its not booting from the CD, you will probably need to tweak the BIOS to allow it. let me know if this is correct, or if you need to know how to set that in BIOS.
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yea its not booting from cd. so how do tweak it?
its gets to the CMOS but i dont think i can get into the BIOS

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Edited by Taisch, 25 May 2005 - 05:14 PM.

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when you boot up, you press whatever key to get into BIOS. it tells you when its firt starting up. you will need to head to the boot order section, and place CD ahead of hard drive.
F10 to save and exit. have the disc in the CD drive, and it should boot to that.

when it starts up, it will copy some files, then give you a choice of what you want to do. choose repair installation.

after all that finishes, and you boot all the way into windows, you will want to install your mobo drivers, to activate any onboard peripherals, like sound, ethernet, etc.
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Kool thanks heaps
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no problem. let me know how it goes.
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i run the repair installation and it eventually ends me up in cmd. i dunno what to do there
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yea i figured it out thanks newhay
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