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Old 12-06-05, 08:05 PM Thread Starter   #1

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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?

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Old 12-06-05, 09:07 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.
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Old 12-06-05, 10:57 PM   #3
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rseven is right, you have to repair or reformat/reinstall windows whenever you change chipsets
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