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CPU upgrade problem

I have a Aopen AX77-8XN mobo and I upgraded my cpu from an XP1800 to an X220. Now my computer won't boot past the windows set up screen? I know I have the latest bios... does anybody have any solutions?

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Hello Roger, both of my drives are Western Digital. My primary being the 160 GB (which has windows installed on it) and my secondary being the 80GB.

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Hello Roger, I was running Vista I've done a clean install and gone back to XP (good excuse to finally get it done.

System Specs:
1 gig of ram running at 333mhz
ATI Saphire X1550
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
2 Hard drives one is 160 gig the other 80
Lastest Bios

I reset the bios by removing the battery, I also tried shorting the jumper which also didn't work.

When I had vista installed, my computer kept going to the screen where I had the option of choosing safe mode or start windows normally. I also restarted my computer making my DVD drive the first boot device I couldn't get the repair option screen. Once I put my old CPU back in everything worked fine.

With my old CPU in, I formatted my drive... (with my XP disc) once again making the DVD rom the first boot device. Once I got the windows is starting screen, my computer would just freeze.

Once again I installed my old CPU and my computer booted and windows XP wants to install fine.

Can you guys shed any light?

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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Hi there

what are your pc specs , like ram ect. So we can find out what is wrong. please check your cpu settings and reset the pc bios to see if that hasnt solved the problem



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    What kind of hard disk is your primary and seconday master or slave. I just want to know which hard disk is the OS installed on because it maybe a failing drive.




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