Ok, I got a new mobo and case and I wanted use old CPU and memory just so I could use the new stuff I got. I've got a NF7-S, 256mb Nanyo PC2700, Samsung 128mb PC2100, and Maxtor 80GB 7200rpm 8mb cache. I just took the hard drive out of my old computer which has Windows XP Home Ededition on it. I didn't restore it or anything, just stuck it straight in there. The Windows XP Restore disk I have came with my old Emachines computer. I was wondering if it wasn't working because there are drivers and stuff on there that won't work with my new computer? The problems that I'm expieriencing are..it seems I can start off fine, and I can get into BIOS fine, but when I start up it goes fine right up until the Windows loading screen. It's almost there and then a blue screen flashes and I think I can see something about hard drives and then the computer just restarts. I'm also getting a short and then long beep right when I startup the computer. Is this a RAM issue or hard drive issue?
It IS a Windows XP issue. And the worst part is, the restore CD that came with your computer might not work with the new board, looking for a BIOS tag from the original machine. The good news is, if that's the case, you can use anyone elses OEM system builder XP disk, as long as it's the same version (home most likely), to do a repair instalation. That might fix your problems.
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Xp Pro would be even better if you are buying a new OS, but you can't use your XP Home Key code with an XP Pro intall disc if that is what you are asking. You'll need XP Home OEM and the same version ( with SP1 or without SP1) to use your key code. So for your Key code, XP pro wouldn't work, Retail CD wouldn't work, Upgrade CD wouldn't work, and if you had to load SP1 by yourself ie, older Win XP install without SP1, than an OEM XP home CD with SP1 probably won't work.
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