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12-06-05, 09:05 PM #1
ASRock 939 mobo system not booting into XP
I'm building a system and its not booting into Windows XP.
Here are the specs:
-ASRock 929 dual SATA board
-Antec 400W PSU
-Athlon 64 3200 Venice cpu
-6600 GT (128mb)
-Corsair Value Select 1GB (2x512mb) DDR400 RAM
What happens is its posting and getting to process of starting Windows and it restarts.
I suspected RAM at first, so I:
-Removed 1 stick
-Placed that stick of RAM in several slots, trying to boot each time
-Tried my backup Kingston value ram (DDR400) the same way, no luck
I tried booting into safe mode and it restarts when agp440.sys loading (I have selected PCIexpress in the BIOS).
The hard drive I'm using was in a different system and still has XP on it. Is it possible I need to reinstall XP to get the system to boot? Any other ideas?
Last edited by BPM; 12-06-05 at 09:13 PM.Lappy - Dell E1505 - 1.6ghz Intel Pro Duo
PC - Intel i7 920
- Gigabyte EX58 UD3R
- 3GB Corsair XMS triple channel
- PNY GTX 260 core 216
- Asus 23" widescreen LCD
- Dell 19" LCD
- BFG 550w PSU
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12-06-05, 10:07 PM #2
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Yes, you must reformat and reinstall Windows when you switch motherboards. Even if you were to get it to boot it would remain unstable.
12-06-05, 11:57 PM #3
rseven is right, you have to repair or reformat/reinstall windows whenever you change chipsets