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Anonymous
June 5, 2004 1:03:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Changed MOBO from PC Chips M841LU to an ASUS A7V8X-X. PC
Chips board had onboard video, ASUS not. Added ATI Radeon
9200 SE video card, AGP 128 Mb 8X.
Used same components otherwise, now system will not load
Windows XP Home or let me run cd's for drivers for new
items.
BIOS does recognize everything- CD/RW, Hard Drive,Memory
etc.
Using same MOBO and components in second PC, started w/
clean hard drive though, have no problems.
Jumpers are in same place, BIOS settings are same.
Will get past BIOS load then flash screen that states
Invalid Boot INI.FILE, booting from C:/Windows file, then
goes to a screen that states Windows did not load
properly, shows to select start in safe mode, safe
network, safe with command prompt, last known good
congfiguration or start Windows normally. If I choose to
start normally PC will immediantly re-boot, if I choose
any of the others I get a screen of
MULTI/DISK/RDISK/PARTIONS/1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
\DRIVERS\SYSINDEX.sis (/= 0 ZERO)

I'm stumped.

OS: Windows XP Home
CPU: Athlon XP 1700+
RAM: 512 Mb PC2100 Kingston
MOBO: ASUS A7V8X-X
HD: Western Digital WD400BB
Video: PowerColor Radeon 9200 SE (ATI)
network Card: D-Link DFE-528TX
PS: 350 Watt Super Flower silent AMD approved
Modem: D-Link Dial up adapter
Anonymous
June 5, 2004 2:38:41 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Greetings --

Normally, and assuming a retail license (many OEM licenses are not
transferable to a new motherboard), unless the new motherboard is
virtually identical (same chipset, same IDE controllers, same BIOS
version, etc.) to the one on which the WinXP installation
was originally performed, you'll need to perform a repair (a.k.a.
in-place upgrade) installation, at the very least:

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=K...;EN-US;Q315341

As always when undertaking such a significant change, back up any
important data before starting.

This will also require re-activation, unless you have a Volume
Licensed version of WinXP Pro installed. If it's been more than 120
days since you last activated that specific Product Key, you'll most
likely be able to activate via the internet without problem. If it's
been less, you might have to make a 5 minute phone call.


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"leonidman" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1872301c44ab2$038776a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> Changed MOBO from PC Chips M841LU to an ASUS A7V8X-X. PC
> Chips board had onboard video, ASUS not. Added ATI Radeon
> 9200 SE video card, AGP 128 Mb 8X.
> Used same components otherwise, now system will not load
> Windows XP Home or let me run cd's for drivers for new
> items.
> BIOS does recognize everything- CD/RW, Hard Drive,Memory
> etc.
> Using same MOBO and components in second PC, started w/
> clean hard drive though, have no problems.
> Jumpers are in same place, BIOS settings are same.
> Will get past BIOS load then flash screen that states
> Invalid Boot INI.FILE, booting from C:/Windows file, then
> goes to a screen that states Windows did not load
> properly, shows to select start in safe mode, safe
> network, safe with command prompt, last known good
> congfiguration or start Windows normally. If I choose to
> start normally PC will immediantly re-boot, if I choose
> any of the others I get a screen of
> MULTI/DISK/RDISK/PARTIONS/1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
> \DRIVERS\SYSINDEX.sis (/= 0 ZERO)
>
> I'm stumped.
>
> OS: Windows XP Home
> CPU: Athlon XP 1700+
> RAM: 512 Mb PC2100 Kingston
> MOBO: ASUS A7V8X-X
> HD: Western Digital WD400BB
> Video: PowerColor Radeon 9200 SE (ATI)
> network Card: D-Link DFE-528TX
> PS: 350 Watt Super Flower silent AMD approved
> Modem: D-Link Dial up adapter
Anonymous
June 5, 2004 3:07:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

You need to reinstall XP so you have drivers for the new
mobo and components.
see
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341


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"leonidman" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:1872301c44ab2$038776a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
| Changed MOBO from PC Chips M841LU to an ASUS A7V8X-X. PC
| Chips board had onboard video, ASUS not. Added ATI Radeon
| 9200 SE video card, AGP 128 Mb 8X.
| Used same components otherwise, now system will not load
| Windows XP Home or let me run cd's for drivers for new
| items.
| BIOS does recognize everything- CD/RW, Hard Drive,Memory
| etc.
| Using same MOBO and components in second PC, started w/
| clean hard drive though, have no problems.
| Jumpers are in same place, BIOS settings are same.
| Will get past BIOS load then flash screen that states
| Invalid Boot INI.FILE, booting from C:/Windows file, then
| goes to a screen that states Windows did not load
| properly, shows to select start in safe mode, safe
| network, safe with command prompt, last known good
| congfiguration or start Windows normally. If I choose to
| start normally PC will immediantly re-boot, if I choose
| any of the others I get a screen of
| MULTI/DISK/RDISK/PARTIONS/1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
| \DRIVERS\SYSINDEX.sis (/= 0 ZERO)
|
| I'm stumped.
|
| OS: Windows XP Home
| CPU: Athlon XP 1700+
| RAM: 512 Mb PC2100 Kingston
| MOBO: ASUS A7V8X-X
| HD: Western Digital WD400BB
| Video: PowerColor Radeon 9200 SE (ATI)
| network Card: D-Link DFE-528TX
| PS: 350 Watt Super Flower silent AMD approved
| Modem: D-Link Dial up adapter
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Anonymous
June 5, 2004 3:22:32 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

leonidman wrote:
> Changed MOBO from PC Chips M841LU to an ASUS A7V8X-X. PC
> Chips board had onboard video, ASUS not. Added ATI Radeon
> 9200 SE video card, AGP 128 Mb 8X.
> Used same components otherwise, now system will not load
> Windows XP Home or let me run cd's for drivers for new
> items.
> BIOS does recognize everything- CD/RW, Hard Drive,Memory
> etc.
> Using same MOBO and components in second PC, started w/
> clean hard drive though, have no problems.
> Jumpers are in same place, BIOS settings are same.
> Will get past BIOS load then flash screen that states
> Invalid Boot INI.FILE, booting from C:/Windows file, then
> goes to a screen that states Windows did not load
> properly, shows to select start in safe mode, safe
> network, safe with command prompt, last known good
> congfiguration or start Windows normally. If I choose to
> start normally PC will immediantly re-boot, if I choose
> any of the others I get a screen of
> MULTI/DISK/RDISK/PARTIONS/1\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
> \DRIVERS\SYSINDEX.sis (/= 0 ZERO)
>
> I'm stumped.
>
> OS: Windows XP Home
> CPU: Athlon XP 1700+
> RAM: 512 Mb PC2100 Kingston
> MOBO: ASUS A7V8X-X
> HD: Western Digital WD400BB
> Video: PowerColor Radeon 9200 SE (ATI)
> network Card: D-Link DFE-528TX
> PS: 350 Watt Super Flower silent AMD approved
> Modem: D-Link Dial up adapter

Windows XP may not function with a different set of hardware - especially
one that controls so much - without a repair install being performed:

Perform a REPAIR install:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/tips/doug...
or
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/repaxp.htm
or
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315341

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June 5, 2004 9:41:04 AM

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Depending upon the changes that have been made to the system configuration, it may be that the steps described by the following process in Microsoft KB 307545 article will get Windows up and running without too much trouble.

However: if you have an OEM version of Windows, you'll need to buy a Retail Upgrade and start a fresh 'upgrade' installation over your original OEM installation.

Sorry 'bout that, but it's the way the licences are designed.
Anonymous
June 5, 2004 9:24:31 PM

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"BAR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

> However: if you have an OEM version of Windows, you'll
need to buy a Retail Upgrade
> and start a fresh 'upgrade' installation over your
original OEM installation.

Definitely not true. It depends on what sort of OEM version
you have and what the OEM says about the "originality" of
the equipment.

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