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September 16, 2004 7:42:16 PM

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Hi:

Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.

Previous system state is perfectly ok after installing SP2 and other updates
and so on.

Thinking to add additional power to the system, so I sent it to change a new
motherboard, CPU, and DRAM.

Now the system is failed during Windows loading, and it kept coming back to
the same screen saying, the previous loading is unsuccessful and sorry for
the inconvenience...

I tried each option and none of them worked.

However, during the safe mode, I could just barely to catch a short message
(as it went by too fast) that is associated with something related to
"peripheral has been detected" then it went back to the reboot screen.

So my questions are:

(1) Does it sound like a hardware related problem? If I put everything back
to the original, will it resolve the problem?

(2) What if I wish to retain the new hardware configuration and avoid
reformat and re-install Windows and applications, what choices do I have?

I know that I can try KB307545 - How to recover from a corrupted registry
file..., and any other solutions?


Thanks in advance.




--
Business executive who believes technology but don't want to be messed
around.
Anonymous
September 16, 2004 11:27:52 PM

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"xfile" <cou-cou@remove.msn.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> Hi:
>
> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
>
> Previous system state is perfectly ok after installing SP2 and other
updates
> and so on.
>
> Thinking to add additional power to the system, so I sent it to change a
new
> motherboard, CPU, and DRAM.
>
> Now the system is failed during Windows loading, and it kept coming back
to
> the same screen saying, the previous loading is unsuccessful and sorry for
> the inconvenience...
>
> I tried each option and none of them worked.
>
> However, during the safe mode, I could just barely to catch a short
message
> (as it went by too fast) that is associated with something related to
> "peripheral has been detected" then it went back to the reboot screen.
>
> So my questions are:
>
> (1) Does it sound like a hardware related problem? If I put everything
back
> to the original, will it resolve the problem?
>
> (2) What if I wish to retain the new hardware configuration and avoid
> reformat and re-install Windows and applications, what choices do I have?
>
> I know that I can try KB307545 - How to recover from a corrupted registry
> file..., and any other solutions?
>
>
> Thanks in advance.

What you experience is normal. WinXP does not like to be transferred
to different hardware. Here are a few links that might help:

How to Move a Windows Installation to Different Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=K...;EN-US;Q249694

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q29217...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341
September 17, 2004 1:01:40 PM

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Hi:

Thanks for the advises from you all.

I am doing the repair installation already :-(

But I think I missed one step. There is an article says that I should not
choose Repair Installation, rather to choose installation to the same
directory, and then installation will detect the current Windows and asks me
if I wish to repair the current one and then do the repair installation from
there.

Anyway, what is done is done. Currently, it is not activated yet and the
desktop looks "familiar" as the old one, but there are many drivers conflict
and the onboard LAN is dead (which is why I did not activate yet).

What I will do is have the system checked by technician again (they only
know the cable and jumpers stuffs), and make sure the hardware is indeed in
good condition.

Upon the LAN is back, I will activate and put on SP2 and see what will
happen from there.

Funny thing is that it is the same for the Windows Server 2003. I upgraded
both systems in hope to boost up my home network environment to a really
powerful one. But I guess I would never have thought changing motherboard,
CPU and DRAM would be like this.

This is something I really hate Windows (although there are good things),
and that is a simple task can become so complicated and unnecessarily
resources wasting.

I guess it will take some time before I can enjoy my nice home network
again.

PS: I also found this site is informative and links to other useful
information about installation due to motherboard and other hardware
changes. Just to share:

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/


Again, thanks for your help. Will let you know the end results.



--
Business executive who believes technology but don't want to be messed
around.
"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com> wrote in message
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>
> "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.msn.com.invalid> wrote in message
> news:ubV8Q87mEHA.3100@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi:
>>
>> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
>>
>> Previous system state is perfectly ok after installing SP2 and other
> updates
>> and so on.
>>
>> Thinking to add additional power to the system, so I sent it to change a
> new
>> motherboard, CPU, and DRAM.
>>
>> Now the system is failed during Windows loading, and it kept coming back
> to
>> the same screen saying, the previous loading is unsuccessful and sorry
>> for
>> the inconvenience...
>>
>> I tried each option and none of them worked.
>>
>> However, during the safe mode, I could just barely to catch a short
> message
>> (as it went by too fast) that is associated with something related to
>> "peripheral has been detected" then it went back to the reboot screen.
>>
>> So my questions are:
>>
>> (1) Does it sound like a hardware related problem? If I put everything
> back
>> to the original, will it resolve the problem?
>>
>> (2) What if I wish to retain the new hardware configuration and avoid
>> reformat and re-install Windows and applications, what choices do I have?
>>
>> I know that I can try KB307545 - How to recover from a corrupted registry
>> file..., and any other solutions?
>>
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>
> What you experience is normal. WinXP does not like to be transferred
> to different hardware. Here are a few links that might help:
>
> How to Move a Windows Installation to Different Hardware
> http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=K...;EN-US;Q249694
>
> How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q29217...
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341
>
>
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September 17, 2004 10:43:38 PM

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

Hi:

After a costly $500 experiment for improving some unknown performance and
experienced a few days of nightmare, my desktop is finally back to the old
working stage.

Everything seems working fine, and my second installation of SP2 also went
through smoothly even without the two minor problems experienced on the
first time.

Windows XP, Office XP, Office 2003, and NIS 2004 all need a reactivation but
settings are remained.

Glad that all IE favorites are still there (don't know stored passwords yet)
and OE seems ok for stored emails, address book, and newsgroups are all
there.

Tested some applications including Ad-Aware and Search & Destroy, all
function well at this point and some more testing will be done :( 

Thanks for the help and advises from all of you.

Will work on the Windows Server 2003 on this weekend :( 

If Microsoft can make this - reinstallation even more friendly, it will not
cause such panic for us.

Thanks again.


--
Business executive who believes technology but don't want to be messed
around.
"xfile" <cou-cou@remove.msn.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> Hi:
>
> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
>
> Previous system state is perfectly ok after installing SP2 and other
> updates and so on.
>
> Thinking to add additional power to the system, so I sent it to change a
> new motherboard, CPU, and DRAM.
>
> Now the system is failed during Windows loading, and it kept coming back
> to the same screen saying, the previous loading is unsuccessful and sorry
> for the inconvenience...
>
> I tried each option and none of them worked.
>
> However, during the safe mode, I could just barely to catch a short
> message (as it went by too fast) that is associated with something related
> to "peripheral has been detected" then it went back to the reboot screen.
>
> So my questions are:
>
> (1) Does it sound like a hardware related problem? If I put everything
> back to the original, will it resolve the problem?
>
> (2) What if I wish to retain the new hardware configuration and avoid
> reformat and re-install Windows and applications, what choices do I have?
>
> I know that I can try KB307545 - How to recover from a corrupted registry
> file..., and any other solutions?
>
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
>
>
> --
> Business executive who believes technology but don't want to be messed
> around.
>
September 18, 2004 11:27:15 AM

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"xfile" <cou-cou@remove.msn.com.invalid> wrote in message
news:ubV8Q87mEHA.3100@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi:
>
> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
>
> Previous system state is perfectly ok after installing SP2 and other
> updates and so on.
>
> Thinking to add additional power to the system, so I sent it to
> change a new motherboard, CPU, and DRAM.
>
> Now the system is failed during Windows loading, and it kept coming
> back to the same screen saying, the previous loading is unsuccessful
> and sorry for the inconvenience...
>
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