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Have 845G motherboard which will not allow windows xp pro Sp2 to instal past boot screen. also will not boot boot past screen from installed os.

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  • gavinjohn Sep 13, 2009

    thank you. the board was sold to me as a Wiretek but their website does not recognise it at all and we are unable to locate the actual manufacturer- the board was sold as a Wiretek 845G but the manual is a 845GV.the drive used is not sata but is ide - would that make any difference and do you have any further comments.

    Thanks

    Gavin

  • gavinjohn Sep 13, 2009

    Thank you once again. I did not know that I could not do a clean install without losing my current data as the install instructions virtually say that this can be done. What I will do now is get another hard drive and do a clean install and keep the current drive as a slave thus ensuring that I keep what is on it. Your experience and help is much appreciated.

    Gavin

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845G is kind of a generic intel chipset to give you a better answer I would need the manufacturer and the model number. But I have come accross some issue with Sata drivers on some boards that need to be installed before you install windows. How is this done? Well first you would need the driver and make a driver floppy (This is the hard part trust me all pc techs have horror stories about hard to find drivers). Then when you first run the install for xp and you get that blue dos-ish screen you will nottce the "Press F12 to install raid or third party driver" Press F12 it will ask you to insert your floppy and once you choose the right driver you are ready to install. Some Dell systems and Acers use restore CDs just to get around annoyances like this.
Hope this helps

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  • Mark Gergel Sep 13, 2009

    Well I think I found the board here.

    http://www.expresspcparts.com.au/Items/M...)

    You are right there is no SATA and it is so basic I do not know why you can not install XP. Hmmm

    Are you building a computer yoursef or are you replacing a motherboard that went bad on you?

    Well I will assume you are using a Microsoft XP cd to do the install and not a restore cd that came with your old motherboard. When you boot off the CD are you deleting the old partition to install the OS fresh or are you just selecting C:?

    When you replace the motherboard you need to install the OS fresh that means deleting the C: paritition (by pressing "D") and creating a new one. I like to use the NTFS file system with the Quick option.

    Also if the install sees that XP is already installed it will try to do a repair. This will not work you will need to choose no and install fresh.

    There is a Microsoft KB article on how to do a clean install. But I know that reading Microsoft KB articles are either too much info or not enuf. So I found this site with pictures and everything.

    http://www.buildeasypc.com/sw/windows_xp...

    Again we want a clean install all your old os and data must go away.

    Let me know if this helps.

    Thanks

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