I just install a p4m900m2 mother board and cpu. I use my old disk drive with xp operating system. It would not boot up. It comes to the screen where it ask you to chose safe mode or other modes but everytime you choose one it comes back to the same thing.
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Re: boot up problem
Did you go into your bios and reset with factory settings. Also did you try to boot up with the windows xp installation disk. Try that and let me know what happens. Are you sure the hard drive is ok too. let me know if you get it going if not get back here. I'll be in and out all day so when I get your message back I will get to you asap. Thanks hope that helps some. You get into your bios by pressing the delete Key or F2 key when your are starting up and your computers logo is on continue pressing until your bios screen comes on. Read your instructions and follow how to reset bios to factory settings... anymore ?s just ask
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If you are trying to install Windows XP then - The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive
You have given little information, but to me it sounds like your hard disk is failing. I would try to get the drive imaged to another one, and replace the drive before you completely lose all your data!
You forgot to sysprep the OS before removing the old board. Put the drive back on the old board and CPU and let it boot up. now sysprep the drive THEN re-install the new board and CPU To sysprep the drive, do the following:
>There is a SYSPREP tool on the XP CD.
>You may need to extract files from the Windows XP CD, files are located at CD:\SUPPORT\TOOLS\ in a cab file called DEPLOY.CAB. The files are Sysprep.exe and Setupcl.exe.
>With the old motherboard still intact:
>You run sysprep and "RESEAL" Windows XP.
>Then you put the new board in, and it re-activates Windows XP and populates the device manager list.
>You do need to re-activate with the same key-code, and if you exhaust that number of activations, it will prompt you to call Microsoft and you get a new release key at no cost from them over the phone.
The basic problem here is that when windows goes to initialize the old hard disk controller, it loses the hard disk because the controller isn't the same. It may also be crashing as it tries to initialize other hardware, but it needs that IDE or SATA (or SCSI) controller online even to get into safe mode!!
Good luck - sysprep works about 90% of the time, but if you run into problems, it can be a real bugger to untangle!
Since your system reboots even if you stay in the Bios setup the problem with your system might be because of heating up of the proceesor, which might be caused if the fan CPU fan is rotating slowly or is not rotating at all. If the fan is rotating slowly change the cpu fan and try to reinstall XP
did you go into the new bios and check to make sure you have the hard drive setting on auto, then check your boot order that the drive is first to boot., if that doesnt work create a floppy boot disk (google it) and see if you see the hard drive when you do that.