Question about Intel Motherboard
Had to upgrade to a new mother board , processor and ram kept old hard drive which was working fine.Did a repair and install. System now boots to desktop but only with background picture and nothing else.Did repair and install from original xp pro disk(no services packs) how do I get past this point to reinstall the service packs etc
I wouldn't know if this would help, but here it goes. Before the motherboard was replaced, you should have gone to Device Manager and uninstalled the devices related to that motherboard like the chipset and other onboard devices that came w/ the motherboard. If you want to clean it up, you can still do this: start>run>type: cmd and command prompt should pop up. In prompt, type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 then enter. Then, type this: "devmgmt.msc" w/o the quotes. Device manager should pop up. Go to the view tab and select "show hidden devices" and maximize the window. What you're going to do is uninstall any device(s) you know you don't have, or don't exist anymore. These devices show a faded icon representing the device, so what you do is go down the tree by clicking the + sign and uninstall the devices w/ the faded icons. Go through the whole thing, and keep in mind not to uninstall anything that says Microsoft on it. And if you're not sure, don't uninstall it. But i believe that most of the ones you see faded wil most likely be uninstalled. I wouldn't know about the part when you tried to repair it w/ th xp cd, but if by any chance you ever end up replacing the motherboard and keeping the HDD, before you change it and turn it off, make sure you uninstall the chipset drivers along w/ all related to that part before you put in the new one. Because when you woke it back up, the configuration were still registered on the HDD as the old one. Sowhen it loaded the neccesay drivers for the hardware, it had a conflict because of what registered versus what it detects. Hope you fix it.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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