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Installed new motherboard... Windows XP wont boot


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metapaco

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I just had to replace my mobo due to some bad caps, the new board is comparable to the old (on-board graphics, sound most is the same). The new one does have a different chip set (nVidia) and after I installed and checked all my connections Windows stops and gives me a screen to run chkdsk /F and check for viruses. I guess my big problem is that my Compaq PC did not come with a System Restore Disk or Windows XP disk so I have no way to change or get anywhere...does anyone have any advice as what to try? Thanks
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Borrow an XP CD from somebody else. You only have two options at this point: Repair the existing installation or wipe it and put a new one on. You cannot just shut down XP on one motherboard, shove a new one in, power it up and expect it to work, it will fall over as its tailored to the old board. Therefore you need to repair/wipe it to get it to talk to the new board.
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Borrow an XP CD from somebody else. You only have two options at this point: Repair the existing installation or wipe it and put a new one on. You cannot just shut down XP on one motherboard, shove a new one in, power it up and expect it to work, it will fall over as its tailored to the old board. Therefore you need to repair/wipe it to get it to talk to the new board.

sometimes it will work, but when you make a major change between chipsets and brands it throw's it off.
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