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zalek
04-06-2009, 12:38 AM
Desperatly trying to find advice.
I had a new motherboard arriving today (after my old one died while my gf tried to push a sound card in while the computer was on).

I have connected everything nicely and all I get is that few seconds after Windows starts to boot it restarts (on few occassions I did get to see the windows logo for half a sec). While trying different tricks with booting from CD (standard win xp CD) I'm even getting blue screens. So I cannot even install a new OS!

Now, I have stripped the system down (graphic card and HDD left only) and started to boot from CD with just one HDD connected at a time (3 in total I have). When going into recovery and running chkdsk command, sooner or later I'm getting blue screen (that's to say I can run chkdsk few times with results saying no problems and then at some point the blue screen appears). This situation repeats for every HDD I have.

I had by now checked HDDs on another PC and they are all fine. From the old system I kept CPU (AMD XP 2000+), RAM (2 - one 256 MB and one 1GB - tried all the combination, running each one separately and so on but the same problems persisted) and obviously PSU. Would anyone know if those kind of things that happen with my computer could be likely to damaged any of those components and whether the symptoms my PC has could possibly be traced to be most likely any of the old components? I hope to check RAM later tomorrow but access to another PC is not easy.

Tootech
04-06-2009, 07:22 AM
Hi,

Is the replacement board identical to the old one?

Can you post the make/model number of the original board, and the replacement board if it is different.

Also, is your computer a branded model, eg Dell or HP, or a built up one. Do you have the Windows CD, or Recovery CD - if you do, what is written on it?

Thanks.

zalek
04-06-2009, 09:32 AM
Hi,

Is the replacement board identical to the old one?

Can you post the make/model number of the original board, and the replacement board if it is different.

Also, is your computer a branded model, eg Dell or HP, or a built up one. Do you have the Windows CD, or Recovery CD - if you do, what is written on it?

Thanks.
The replacement is different. The old one was ASRock on K7T chipset and the new one is Asus with nforce chipset.
The computer was build by me from the scratch few years ago. I never buy branded stuff.
and the CD is a standard Win XP instalation CD. If I boot PC from the CD, it goes all the way up to the point where I can start installing a new OS or go to the console. Whichever I go I get blue screen sooner or later.

Tootech
04-06-2009, 12:24 PM
I may have misread your post, did you try to and fire up the exisiting Windows installation on a new board, and get a BSOD - thats how I read it.

Sometimes it works out, others it doesn't. In your case I'd guess not, especially as the old chipset were not uninstalled first.


after my old one died while my gf tried to push a sound card in while the computer was on

Two possibilities spring to mind, first when the board died, it caused a hard drive fault, or there is a memory fault.

I'd run Memtest first to make sure all is ok with the memory, then check the drive. Most of the drive manufacturers have a bootable CD ISO available for download, if you need more help with that post your hard drive make/model.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool (http://www.memtest.org/#downiso)

Download the precompiled bootable ISO (zip) unzip it and burn to CD.