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I can't get past the window's welcome screen

Every time I turn my computer on I can't get past the window's xp welcome screen. My old motherboard broke so I'm using my brother's. I'm using my hard drive, cpu, graphics card (mine is ATI his was nvidia), power supply, and cd rom. I know I need to get a new driver for the graphics card but I don't think that's why I can't get past the welcome screen. The only thing I can access is the bios setup. The cpu is an AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+ and I don't know anything about setting the frequencies or voltages or w/e or how to find them. Help please!

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It maybe a case that you will need to do a reinstall on it but not 100% sure you should go to the microsoft website in he xp area

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