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MSI 785GT-E63 constant crash and reboot upon startup.

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April 30, 2010 2:55:53 AM

Hi, I just recently purchased a 785GT-E63 mobo with a Phenom II x4 965. I swapped my old mobo and cpu (nividia nForce mobo +Intel Core 2 duo) with those, and now I can't get into Windows. It posts ok, and then I see the WinXP logo, but it crashes and reboots just as it's about to show the desktop.

I don't think it's a hardware issue because I can boot up into Safe Mode just fine. It just won't finish booting into normal Windows mode. I've already tried a barebones boot (nothing but the hard drive connected + onboard video), and different sticks of RAM with no luck.

Any ideas?
April 30, 2010 8:08:37 AM

I disabled the automatic reboot upon error function, so now I can see the BSOD.

The error message is ...

STOP 0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0xB8298756,0xB84C342C,0xB84C3128)

Can anyone tell me what that means?
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April 30, 2010 9:11:04 AM

It sounds like you are having driver issues.

How about going into Safe Mode and removing all your old video drivers. Also you might want to remove any hardware listed in the Device Manager that has to do with your old MOBO.
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April 30, 2010 12:57:45 PM

If you expect that XP configured with Intel and nVidia drivers will work right on AMD hardware, then you are in trouble. I would try a repair install or better, a fresh XP reinstall
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May 1, 2010 4:08:27 AM


Fixed it. I simply had to edit a variable in the registry.
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May 2, 2010 8:45:24 PM

JDR1373 said:
Fixed it. I simply had to edit a variable in the registry.

Can you tell me where/what in the reg you tweaked? I a VERY similar situation (i.e. Intel --> AMD CPU/board).

Thanks.
Andrew
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May 3, 2010 9:57:49 PM


Try this...


Restart your computer in safe mode.

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

Locate and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Intelppm

In the right pane, right-click the Start entry, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type 4, and then click OK.

Exit Registry Editor.

Restart your computer.
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