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Upgraded Mobo/CPU, POST ok, wont boot from cd

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April 3, 2010 5:26:07 PM

Hi, i hope this is the right section.
So i decided to upgrade my Mobo/processor to Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H and a phenom II x3 BE. Ram is new(2x2gb OCZ gold 800) everything else is reused and working ok.

So i hooked everything up last night and it POSTs fine. From what ive searched in order to save my old XP I have to change the boot order to CDrom then HD and do a "repair" with the installation CD. I did so and after it POSTs, the CD spins, does nothing, then it goes into the "Safe mode, last known good config, start normal" screen(im assuming 2nd boot HD). I choose any and the pc restarts itself. Rinse and repeat....
When i only connect the CD drive is says "boot disk failure, insert system disk and press enter"

Possibly important info: The installation CD im using is not from the original install, it is a different burned copy with a volume license, and working since i popped it in before the mobo switch. But that shouldnt matter right? because all install cds are the same, just keys are different.

Am i safe to assume hardware(memory, IDE cable, etc) is ok since it gets as far as it does? Do i just need to find the original install disc?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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a c 78 V Motherboard
April 3, 2010 6:20:09 PM

Sounds like the CD you are trying to use to install the OS is not a bootable CD, that it does not have the files to allow the system boot into OS setup.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
April 3, 2010 6:58:26 PM

All install CD's are not the same.

You do need to find the original disk.
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April 3, 2010 7:29:19 PM

Thanks guys, Ill try to get my hands on a bootable disk. That never occured to me, lol. Hope it works cuz im otherwise at a loss
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April 4, 2010 6:58:49 AM

thanks treefrog...bootable xp cd worked great!
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April 11, 2010 2:34:23 AM

Best answer selected by projectmu.
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a c 78 V Motherboard
April 12, 2010 12:26:09 AM

You are welcome. Glad you got it running.
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