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ASRock K7S41 Motherboard Problems


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Hello,
I recently bought this ASRock motherboard as part of a quick upgrade to my PC. A mate of mine sold me a 9800Pro cheap so i need a cheap 8x AGP motherboard to allow it to work properly (I'm a student so I can't afford a proper upgrade yet). Problem is I couldn't get it to boot to XP. All the checks seem to pass, then it hangs on "Searching for boot record on IDE-0... OK".

Any ideas on what it might be? ASRock still haven't emailed me back and I'd like an opinion - if it's just a faulty motherboard then I can send it back.

Cheers!
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so..you bought a new motherboard..and installed it..hooked up the old hd with the old install of xp on it and tried to run it? right?

you need to try a repair install of xp on the drive...hopefully you've only tried to boot it once...xp requires being installed on one hardware platform...so...trying to run it on a new platform means all the drivers and irq's are wrong....IF the repair option doesn't work...your only option is to do a fresh install of the os

Boot up with the XP CD in the drive and let Setup run. Go past the "C" and "R" repair options by presssing Enter just as if you're doing a clean install and you'll eventually get an option to "Repair an existing installation". That's the one you want. If it asks about formatting you've gone wrong, so start over.

You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.

How to Perform A Re-Install Of XP
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Thanks for the quick reply!

Erm, yeah, I tried to install a new motherboard with the existing O/S. Sounds slightly foolish when it's written down really.

I had wondered about that (honestly don't do much upgrading, don't trust PC components - prefer to just start afresh). Problem is my PC is a Compaq so I don't have an XP disc and I no longer have the original Compaq recovery disc. I could feasibly make my own but surely that would just have all the existing driver settings etc? Plus I'm having some problems that I think might be XP related (trying to get them checked in another forum). Without an XP disc I'm not really sure what I can do.
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yeaaahhh...pretty much hehee...it's always a good idea not to replace anything major without a disk in hand...
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Yeah I figured I'd do something stupid. :)
OK so without an XP disc is there ANYTHING I can do? :tazz:
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IF(get it...big if? anyone? eh..i tried)...you can put your drive back on your old mobo and get it to boot..you may be able to make the system recovery disk there....that may work...
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:tazz: I got it
I got the old pc bits back together no probs (it's what I'm using right now). I might well give that a go then. One more question - if I have a problem with my current copy of XP (which I know I do - all my media skips and jitters on all of my players) and it's something serious (i.e. with the registry), will the fact that I'm making a recovery disc with a faulty O/S mean that I get the same fault when I re-install?

It's probably a stupid question but I guess I gotta ask it!
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god i hope not...cuz that would suck hahahahah....in theory it shouldn't but i cannot gaurantee that it will not...sorry....
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No, that's cool. You've been unbelievably helpful dsenette, thanks a lot! :tazz:

Hopefully this time I can get it working!
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