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Possible operating system and motherboard incompatability

I have created a PC with a GA-945P-S3 Gigabyte motherboard and installed an XPHome operating system from an HP install disk. It has been a couple of years now and we have never been able to install Microsoft's SP2 or SP3 (and have had difficulty with SP1). Attempting to install thes security packs has crashed the PC more than once. Could it be that there is an incompatablity issue between the HP XPHome OS and the Gigabyte mother board that is causing this problem (not having an HP supplied motherboard)?

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Not a good combination to install HP drivers on a Gigabyte motherboard. Look in your Devices (right click "my computer", manage, devices, and see if everything is working. Probably not. You need a new install of XP from a genuine Microsoft CD.

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Probably, I would either buy and XP disc, or download one off the internet using utorrent, then isohunt.com. And having just SP1 leaves you open to worms, viruses, trojans, and etc. Also make sure your BIOS is up to date too.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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