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New motherboard cannot re-install windows to my old Hard drive.

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June 5, 2012 7:08:37 AM

I installed new motherboard M5A97, with a new processor, DVD ROM, power supply and ram. Using my old hard drive I attempt to boot with windows disk with the intent to reformat my hard drive and re-install windows. This is what I get "This computer is already in the process of being upgrade to microsoft windows. what do you want to do? The options are " To continue the current upgrade, press ENTER. To cancel the current upgrade and install new version of Microsoft Windows, press F10, To Exit setup without installing Microsoft Windows, press F3. 2 options lead me to the bsod and one restarts the pc and puts me back to the same place. I put in a Vista disc to see what happens and it ask me to install as normal but I need xp to install and run for now. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated thank you.
June 5, 2012 7:10:47 AM

I also tried two different windows install disc and they both do the same thing.
a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 12:58:58 PM

I've never heard of such a thing, but I can make a suggestion. If the problem is that it sees the installation on the disk and misbehaves, get a friend to cut you a CD with a free disk management utility, such as EASEUS Partition Manager, and format the drive with that.

It is an odd problem; I would think that the installation would _always_ give you the option to do a clean install.
a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 5:13:12 PM

If you have SATA hard-drive, change drive type in the BIOS to ATA.
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