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    Default Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    Or it may not be. I honestly can't tell what the problem is. The specs are as follows:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
    CPU: Intel i7 920
    RAM: 6GB G.Skill DDR3 @1333 MHz
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 7200rpm 500GB


    It gets to the point where it starts booting XP (the logo appears more slowly than usual), but after a little while it quickly flashes a blue screen and restarts. I swapped the hard drive with another one from a working computer. It crashed faster, but the blue screen didn't automatically go away. It gave the most vague error message it could manage, and it contained the error code:
    ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBACC3524,0xc00000000,0x00000000)
    After that, it restarted. Safe mode gave no error, just restarted. The hard drive from the broken computer also caused the working computer to not be able to boot (same way with a blue screen), but when I switched the hard drives back, the working computer worked fine.

    I took out the RAM and used only 1 for each of the 3 sticks I have, but that didn't change anything. The only other things I can think of is there is something wrong with the CPU, or something wrong with the mobo, but I don't know how to test further. I don't have another i7 to replace the current one with. Can anyone help?

    I built the computer myself, but I couldn't say if anything else is acting unusually because I'm not the one who uses it.

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    is it a hard drive with xp on it from another pc? or have you done a fresh install of xp?
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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    Which mode are the working and working cmputers use for sata, AHCI/IDE?
    With the new drive this happen during installation or you had XP on the HD installed before or from another computer?

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    It's just another hard drive with XP. It says IDE, and Raid/AHCI mode is disabled.

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    You can't just migrate XP installation between different hardware, unless maybe chipset drivers are compatible (say P/Q/G/4x series) maybe not even then.
    There's a procedure how to do it on microsoft site, and the best way to go is to re-install it alltogether.

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    You can't just migrate XP installation between different hardware, unless maybe chipset drivers are compatible (say P/Q/G/4x series) maybe not even then.
    There's a procedure how to do it on microsoft site, and the best way to go is to re-install it alltogether.
    Oh, I didn't know XP checked for that. So what would be the best thing to do? The computer is primarily a gaming rig that my brother uses, so there isn't a lot of important stuff on it. There are some documents on it that he might want to save though. I could get them off the drive. Would it be a good idea to do that and then just reinstall XP, or try to reinstall?

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    Yes reinstalling is the best I think.
    I have no idea of the minimal srvice pack installation disk needed for your MB or any special steps that are required, you'd have to wait for a comment from someone who has the same board.

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    I have the installation disc that was used last time, so it should be OK. I didn't do the install though, so I'm not sure.

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    Default Re: Windows XP not booting, may be motherboard.

    if it was a pc bought from the store the xp serial(cd key) will be on the side of the pc,just do a clean install as you cant swap an os from one pc to another,it wont work you have to re-install it
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    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
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    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
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