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I just upgraded to a Elitegroup A780GM-A motherboard, AMD 64 X2 cpu, and 4GB RAM kit. I kept my 250GB Seagate HDD that has XP Pro on it with all my important data. The problem is all devices show ok after POST Test, then the system will not boot. I clear the cmos, try again and get the message that the clock is not set and cmos settings are wrong. I hit F1 and run cmos setup, correct all items I see that may be wrong and try to boot.It gets stuck in the same loop again after the Windows XP logo screen flash. What should I check next.

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It is still trying to load the drivers for your old system board which apparently are not compatible with your new board. You need to boot from the XP CD and repair your existing Windows installation. It should redetect all components and install the proper drivers for the motherboard components.

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The easiest solution is to put in your windows XP disk, let the system boot from the CD-Rom, select Install, then select the Recovery option. This will force windows to fix teh HAL settings for your new hardware.

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Boot from XP CD
When prompted, select INSTALL
windows will search for previous installs then ask if you want to recover, or re-install...

Select RECOVER.. it will act like it is installing, but it is just re-writing the HAL files (HAL = Hardware Access Layer)

Once completed, your data and programs, and program settings should all still be intact..

Posted on May 30, 2009

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