hang on the boot up grogress bar

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Hi,

Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.

Problem is system (XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all latest updates) now
hangs during the boot up at about 1/3 progress bar is showing (with the
Windows logo).

I can get into Safe Mode though.

When the problem started: Replaced a new mother board due the old one is
out. The new one is the same as the old one. After the board was replaced,
it was normal except onboard network card could not be identified.

And the BIOS was older than the one on the old board. I tried to update the
BIOS but the first time did not succeed, so I reboot the system and then
tried again. BIOS update was completed but now system would hang in the
middle of the boot when Windows logo is showing and the progress bar will go
for a while then stop.

So what kind of recovery option do I have? I have I386 filed in the C
drive, can I just use it to re-install it?

My last option is to format the drive and perform a clean installation.

Any help will be deeply appreciated.

PS: No error message.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Does your replacement Motherboard BIOS settings match the
    original one ? You mentioned your NIC wasn't enumerated, so
    I would think you've got on-board peripherals enabled/disabled
    that do not match the previous MB. I would probably enter
    BIOS setup and disable COM, Serial, Parallel, Sound, NIC
    and get the PC to boot. Go to Device Manager, Click View -
    tic/check "Show Hidden Devices". Go through each category
    except Sound and remove any Phantoms. Then re-enter BIOS
    setup and re-enable the peripherals you need one at a time.

    "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:%23$GTQydjFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
    >
    > Problem is system (XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all latest updates) now
    > hangs during the boot up at about 1/3 progress bar is showing (with the
    > Windows logo).
    >
    > I can get into Safe Mode though.
    >
    > When the problem started: Replaced a new mother board due the old one is
    > out. The new one is the same as the old one. After the board was
    > replaced, it was normal except onboard network card could not be
    > identified.
    >
    > And the BIOS was older than the one on the old board. I tried to update
    > the BIOS but the first time did not succeed, so I reboot the system and
    > then tried again. BIOS update was completed but now system would hang in
    > the middle of the boot when Windows logo is showing and the progress bar
    > will go for a while then stop.
    >
    > So what kind of recovery option do I have? I have I386 filed in the C
    > drive, can I just use it to re-install it?
    >
    > My last option is to format the drive and perform a clean installation.
    >
    > Any help will be deeply appreciated.
    >
    > PS: No error message.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I would jsut like to state that whenever you upgrade a major, vital
    component such as a mother board, the computer should be formatted and a
    fresh copy of windows installed.

    In addition to that, you may run into some issues with authenticating
    windows (you'll probably have to call in and speak to a tech to activate).

    When a vital component like a motherboard changes, Windows will get a little
    unstable since it would be totally unaware of the change until it is
    actually made.

    When i upgrade motherboards, I have tried doing it and just hoping windows
    makes a smooth transition, but it doesn't happen. Back up your data before
    the switch, and then once the new motherboard is installed, boot from the XP
    disk, format and reinstall.

    --
    Lawrence Wong
    Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
    [Microsoft Connect ID:# 1023766]
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    No need to format & reinstall fresh. Perhaps a Repair install
    would be in order, but globally stating a need for a format with
    a motherboard swap isn't correct. Also, a MB swap has two
    likely outcomes - it boots and re-enumerates or doesn't boot
    at all.
    "A little Unstable?" - how do you quantify stability. To me a
    PC's operation is either Stable or Unstable


    "Lawrence A. Wong [1023766]" <lawrence-wong@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
    news:O6HfSjfjFHA.3972@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >I would jsut like to state that whenever you upgrade a major, vital
    >component such as a mother board, the computer should be formatted and a
    >fresh copy of windows installed.
    >
    > In addition to that, you may run into some issues with authenticating
    > windows (you'll probably have to call in and speak to a tech to activate).
    >
    > When a vital component like a motherboard changes, Windows will get a
    > little unstable since it would be totally unaware of the change until it
    > is actually made.
    >
    > When i upgrade motherboards, I have tried doing it and just hoping windows
    > makes a smooth transition, but it doesn't happen. Back up your data before
    > the switch, and then once the new motherboard is installed, boot from the
    > XP disk, format and reinstall.
    >
    > --
    > Lawrence Wong
    > Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
    > All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
    > [Microsoft Connect ID:# 1023766]
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ok, I will try that now.

    Meaning to load "setup default" for the BIOS setting, right?

    PS: The BIOS version is now the same as the old one.


    "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    news:uevIo6djFHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Does your replacement Motherboard BIOS settings match the
    > original one ? You mentioned your NIC wasn't enumerated, so
    > I would think you've got on-board peripherals enabled/disabled
    > that do not match the previous MB. I would probably enter
    > BIOS setup and disable COM, Serial, Parallel, Sound, NIC
    > and get the PC to boot. Go to Device Manager, Click View -
    > tic/check "Show Hidden Devices". Go through each category
    > except Sound and remove any Phantoms. Then re-enter BIOS
    > setup and re-enable the peripherals you need one at a time.
    >
    > "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23$GTQydjFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
    >>
    >> Problem is system (XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all latest updates) now
    >> hangs during the boot up at about 1/3 progress bar is showing (with the
    >> Windows logo).
    >>
    >> I can get into Safe Mode though.
    >>
    >> When the problem started: Replaced a new mother board due the old one is
    >> out. The new one is the same as the old one. After the board was
    >> replaced, it was normal except onboard network card could not be
    >> identified.
    >>
    >> And the BIOS was older than the one on the old board. I tried to update
    >> the BIOS but the first time did not succeed, so I reboot the system and
    >> then tried again. BIOS update was completed but now system would hang in
    >> the middle of the boot when Windows logo is showing and the progress bar
    >> will go for a while then stop.
    >>
    >> So what kind of recovery option do I have? I have I386 filed in the C
    >> drive, can I just use it to re-install it?
    >>
    >> My last option is to format the drive and perform a clean installation.
    >>
    >> Any help will be deeply appreciated.
    >>
    >> PS: No error message.
    >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    It depends, if your previous BIOS had customizations made to it
    then "Default" values on the new MB won't match. Defaults turn
    on most all the on-board peripherals. If that's the case, then your
    existing XP instance won't necessarily have drivers for all those at
    startup and could account for the "Freeze" as XP tries to initialize
    the peripherals.
    BIOS configurations vary, but most times the Peripheral setups
    will be in a recognizable category (Advanced, Peripheral Devices).

    "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:u3Ji3FejFHA.2920@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Ok, I will try that now.
    >
    > Meaning to load "setup default" for the BIOS setting, right?
    >
    > PS: The BIOS version is now the same as the old one.
    >
    >
    > "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    > news:uevIo6djFHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Does your replacement Motherboard BIOS settings match the
    >> original one ? You mentioned your NIC wasn't enumerated, so
    >> I would think you've got on-board peripherals enabled/disabled
    >> that do not match the previous MB. I would probably enter
    >> BIOS setup and disable COM, Serial, Parallel, Sound, NIC
    >> and get the PC to boot. Go to Device Manager, Click View -
    >> tic/check "Show Hidden Devices". Go through each category
    >> except Sound and remove any Phantoms. Then re-enter BIOS
    >> setup and re-enable the peripherals you need one at a time.
    >>
    >> "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23$GTQydjFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
    >>>
    >>> Problem is system (XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all latest updates)
    >>> now hangs during the boot up at about 1/3 progress bar is showing (with
    >>> the Windows logo).
    >>>
    >>> I can get into Safe Mode though.
    >>>
    >>> When the problem started: Replaced a new mother board due the old one is
    >>> out. The new one is the same as the old one. After the board was
    >>> replaced, it was normal except onboard network card could not be
    >>> identified.
    >>>
    >>> And the BIOS was older than the one on the old board. I tried to update
    >>> the BIOS but the first time did not succeed, so I reboot the system and
    >>> then tried again. BIOS update was completed but now system would hang
    >>> in the middle of the boot when Windows logo is showing and the progress
    >>> bar will go for a while then stop.
    >>>
    >>> So what kind of recovery option do I have? I have I386 filed in the C
    >>> drive, can I just use it to re-install it?
    >>>
    >>> My last option is to format the drive and perform a clean installation.
    >>>
    >>> Any help will be deeply appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> PS: No error message.
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Ok, wouldn't work.

    Can I use Repair installation and can repair installation has to use CD? I
    do have files in C but have to get back to home to get the CD.

    So the question is, can I use I386 folder to do the repair installation and
    would repair installation solves the problem?

    Many thanks.
    "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    news:eszdiLejFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > It depends, if your previous BIOS had customizations made to it
    > then "Default" values on the new MB won't match. Defaults turn
    > on most all the on-board peripherals. If that's the case, then your
    > existing XP instance won't necessarily have drivers for all those at
    > startup and could account for the "Freeze" as XP tries to initialize
    > the peripherals.
    > BIOS configurations vary, but most times the Peripheral setups
    > will be in a recognizable category (Advanced, Peripheral Devices).
    >
    > "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:u3Ji3FejFHA.2920@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Ok, I will try that now.
    >>
    >> Meaning to load "setup default" for the BIOS setting, right?
    >>
    >> PS: The BIOS version is now the same as the old one.
    >>
    >>
    >> "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uevIo6djFHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>> Does your replacement Motherboard BIOS settings match the
    >>> original one ? You mentioned your NIC wasn't enumerated, so
    >>> I would think you've got on-board peripherals enabled/disabled
    >>> that do not match the previous MB. I would probably enter
    >>> BIOS setup and disable COM, Serial, Parallel, Sound, NIC
    >>> and get the PC to boot. Go to Device Manager, Click View -
    >>> tic/check "Show Hidden Devices". Go through each category
    >>> except Sound and remove any Phantoms. Then re-enter BIOS
    >>> setup and re-enable the peripherals you need one at a time.
    >>>
    >>> "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:%23$GTQydjFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
    >>>>
    >>>> Problem is system (XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all latest updates)
    >>>> now hangs during the boot up at about 1/3 progress bar is showing (with
    >>>> the Windows logo).
    >>>>
    >>>> I can get into Safe Mode though.
    >>>>
    >>>> When the problem started: Replaced a new mother board due the old one
    >>>> is out. The new one is the same as the old one. After the board was
    >>>> replaced, it was normal except onboard network card could not be
    >>>> identified.
    >>>>
    >>>> And the BIOS was older than the one on the old board. I tried to
    >>>> update the BIOS but the first time did not succeed, so I reboot the
    >>>> system and then tried again. BIOS update was completed but now system
    >>>> would hang in the middle of the boot when Windows logo is showing and
    >>>> the progress bar will go for a while then stop.
    >>>>
    >>>> So what kind of recovery option do I have? I have I386 filed in the C
    >>>> drive, can I just use it to re-install it?
    >>>>
    >>>> My last option is to format the drive and perform a clean installation.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any help will be deeply appreciated.
    >>>>
    >>>> PS: No error message.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Yes, A repair install strips out the Device Tree and does a new
    enumeration. The i386 should provide the ability, but you would
    need to "Boot" to the installation & the 6-Disk set of XP Boot
    floppies might be the only way to start the process. To check
    that the i386 on your drive is correct, check it for these files:
    WinNT.Exe
    WinNT32.Exe
    These are the XP installer modules. You boot the 6 floppies &
    then the install process will prompt you for the CD or disk folder
    where the installer software (i386) is located. You would point
    the installer to your i386 folder.

    XP Home Floppy Boot Disks:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=E8FE6868-6E4F-471C-B455-BD5AFEE126D8
    XP Professional Floppy Boot Disks:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55820EDB-5039-4955-BCB7-4FED408EA73F


    "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:OqEJxPejFHA.2792@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Ok, wouldn't work.
    >
    > Can I use Repair installation and can repair installation has to use CD?
    > I do have files in C but have to get back to home to get the CD.
    >
    > So the question is, can I use I386 folder to do the repair installation
    > and would repair installation solves the problem?
    >
    > Many thanks.
    > "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    > news:eszdiLejFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> It depends, if your previous BIOS had customizations made to it
    >> then "Default" values on the new MB won't match. Defaults turn
    >> on most all the on-board peripherals. If that's the case, then your
    >> existing XP instance won't necessarily have drivers for all those at
    >> startup and could account for the "Freeze" as XP tries to initialize
    >> the peripherals.
    >> BIOS configurations vary, but most times the Peripheral setups
    >> will be in a recognizable category (Advanced, Peripheral Devices).
    >>
    >> "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    >> news:u3Ji3FejFHA.2920@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>> Ok, I will try that now.
    >>>
    >>> Meaning to load "setup default" for the BIOS setting, right?
    >>>
    >>> PS: The BIOS version is now the same as the old one.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "R. McCarty" <PcEngWork-NoSpam_@mindspring.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uevIo6djFHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Does your replacement Motherboard BIOS settings match the
    >>>> original one ? You mentioned your NIC wasn't enumerated, so
    >>>> I would think you've got on-board peripherals enabled/disabled
    >>>> that do not match the previous MB. I would probably enter
    >>>> BIOS setup and disable COM, Serial, Parallel, Sound, NIC
    >>>> and get the PC to boot. Go to Device Manager, Click View -
    >>>> tic/check "Show Hidden Devices". Go through each category
    >>>> except Sound and remove any Phantoms. Then re-enter BIOS
    >>>> setup and re-enable the peripherals you need one at a time.
    >>>>
    >>>> "xfile" <cou-cou@remove.nospam.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%23$GTQydjFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Appreciate if anyone can help me on this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Problem is system (XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and all latest updates)
    >>>>> now hangs during the boot up at about 1/3 progress bar is showing
    >>>>> (with the Windows logo).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I can get into Safe Mode though.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> When the problem started: Replaced a new mother board due the old one
    >>>>> is out. The new one is the same as the old one. After the board was
    >>>>> replaced, it was normal except onboard network card could not be
    >>>>> identified.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And the BIOS was older than the one on the old board. I tried to
    >>>>> update the BIOS but the first time did not succeed, so I reboot the
    >>>>> system and then tried again. BIOS update was completed but now system
    >>>>> would hang in the middle of the boot when Windows logo is showing and
    >>>>> the progress bar will go for a while then stop.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> So what kind of recovery option do I have? I have I386 filed in the C
    >>>>> drive, can I just use it to re-install it?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> My last option is to format the drive and perform a clean
    >>>>> installation.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any help will be deeply appreciated.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> PS: No error message.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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