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    Arrow Rebuilt older computer, very strange boot-up problem, help!

    Hello!

    I just purchased a new computer for my girlfriend, and having built 2 or 3 computers on my own, I decided to put it in her old case like she wanted and move over the good components.

    However, once I moved it over, all seemed OK. This motherboard came from a HP pre-built computer, and the only thing different about it is it uses her HD now, would that cause some problems?

    Whenever I boot up, POST checks out OK, and then when it blacks out for a second, right before you usually see the windows XP loading screen, I see a bluescreen error pop up for about 1 second, then the computer reboots back to bios and repeats.

    The ram is different in there now as well, but other than that it should pretty much be the same.

    Thanks!

    Edit: The motherboard is a ASUS A7N8X-LA.
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    Default Re: Rebuilt older computer, very strange boot-up problem, help!

    run memtest86on it; download it via google.
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    Default Re: Rebuilt older computer, very strange boot-up problem, help!

    Sounds like drivers issues with the chipset. You will most likely need to do a fresh install of Windows XP. Start out by doing a repair install and see if that works. If so, you can save yourself some trouble of backing everything up first.
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    Default Re: Rebuilt older computer, very strange boot-up problem, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by o0Brandnewcolony
    However, once I moved it over, all seemed OK. This motherboard came from a HP pre-built computer, and the only thing different about it is it uses her HD now, would that cause some problems?
    Edit: The motherboard is a ASUS A7N8X-LA.
    If you havn't done a fresh reinstall of XP with the new mainboard then that is the kind of behaviour anyone would expect (XP is trying to talk to a different mainboard to what is was originally setup to talk to).

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