Hard Drives & Viruses

Gentelmen I need help!!!! I have a System with a 8knxp mother board ,a P4 3.2, 1024 mem & a WD 740 Rapture I don't know if it is a virus or what. but it boots then when it starts to load Win XP it shuts off and starts to reboot. I can get to the BIOS but not to windows.I switched Hard drives and every thing works good. If it is a virus how do I get rid of it. I have Norton Anti Virus on the system. Thank you for any help
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  1. It sounds like you paired a pre-loaded hard drive with a new board. If that's the case, you need to re-instal XP. A repair installation will usually fix it.

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  2. Repair "usually" fixing it 23% of the time, re-install fixing it 100% of time. You do the math on how much time you wish to spend.

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  3. It's always worked for me in that situation. The only times I've been forced to do a complete new install were when the original installs were actually corrupted, and I've never had an install corrupted by changing boards.

    Changing boards has always resulted in a misconfiguration issue for me, without corrupted files. Solution was re-configuration. Easy method of re-configuration was always the repair install.

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  4. dude, repair install IS a complete delete_old/copy_new files, basically it is a REINSTALL of windows, but with keeping the old configuration of programs.

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  5. I realize that most of the files are rewritten, but not all of them. Get this, one time I had XP crash while Paint was open, and I could never get Paint to work, ever again, after that point, until I formatted the drive! I tried every method known to man to replace/overwrite Paint, but it was stubborn.

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  6. You had X*$*P crash??? LOL, how can this be??? XP crash while using Paint??? bwahahahahaha, I thought XP was suppose to be 'more' stable in Paint than previous releases.

    I think I'll skip installing XP for a little longer, caz I am still using Paint couple times a year and just can't afford windows crashing that often ;)

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  7. Shhhh, dude, if you start waves MS might remove Paint from Longhorn!

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  8. oops, I hope I dindet do it.

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