XP and DIY system
Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:55 PM
Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:53 PM
I took out the hard drive and put it in my "working" computer and loaded up Windows XP Home with no problems. Problem now is when I took out the hard drive and put it back in new computer I am getting an endless reboot as follows...
"We apologize for the incovenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally."
It then gives the following choices...
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start Windows Normally
No matter what choice I choose after a few seconds (before Windows gets a chance to load) the system reboots and I get the screen again.
I have tried hitting F8 to go into Safe Mode outside of the reboot loop screen but all it does is send me to a "Boot Menu" with a choice of selection of Boot First device... Floppy, HDD-0, CDROM, or LAN... No mention of a Safe Mode.
I have tried putting the HD back into my "working" computer and everything worked out fine, got into windows and all. I know this is a hardware issue, but I have pulled everything out shy of the motherboard itself and put it in my "working" computer and tested everything out and they work fine.
I have the following in the new computer.
Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:57 PM
MSI K7N2 motherboard
AIT Radeon 9500 graphics card
Maxtor 160GB 7200 RPM Ultra ATA/133
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