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Win XP M/Board Change

Blue screen flashes and machine reboots after I have installed a new motherboard?

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Check to make sure the power supply is connected securely to the motherboard and all of the peripheral devices. Sounds like a possible power issue. If you have a power supply from another computer, try swapping the two and see if the same problem occurs.

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Problem on Dell OptiPlex 780 Desktop


You are going to need to start your computer in safe mode and find the XP drivers that will work for your motherboard manually from the web (Assuming that there are any created for XP for that board)..

That blue screen you keep getting is because you don't have the correct driver loaded for something on the motherboard that it needs to boot correctly and your XP install couldn't find it on the web to install automatically.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking".

Now start looking for your drivers here:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/optiplex-780

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Dell Optiplex 745 having all kinds of problems getting blue screens, but I can reboot and it works fine. I installed a new hard drive on this computer. I am not able to install the update for windows xp...


Hello,

The main failure on the Optiplex 745 units are capacitors on the motherboard. When they fail you can get all sorts of strange problems - no boot, blue screen issues, no video or distorted video. Open your machine up and look for bulging capacitors on the board. Here is a link to a guide showing what to look for on the motherboard to determine if your problem is capacitor related or not.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/dell-optiplex-745-repair/

If you do find bulging capacitors on the motherboard then more than likely that will be your problem. You can replace the capacitors and your board will be as good as new.

I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.

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Can't install win xp, blue screen


Maybe you need motherboard drivers to be installed first?
Try
http://www.getpcmemory.com/drivers/download-dell-optiplex-745-desktop-pc-windows-xp-vista-drivers/

I cannot tell you what this company is like but thought it may be at least useful for you.

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S3842 uk FREEZES ON BOOT every time have to switch off. on 3rd or 4th attempt works fine. any new software that requires reboot - it does this without a problem. started 2 months ago with original Vista...


Upgrades are usually troublesome as they leave bits of the old OS in odd places. It is best to do a clean install.
Choose your OS, either Vista or Win7. XP will not work!
Always download the latest drivers for the OS you are using from hp.com or it will keep hanging and be unreliable.
Hope this helps.

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I installed a win 7 beta version on my pc..and when i wanted to revert it into vista again it won't install anymore to any os except win 7. When i tried to install vista it cannot detect my HDD, and when i...


To make sure you install back again your Windows Vista and Windows XP is this.
First:
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  2. Boot priority the CD/DVD Rom to run your Bootable CD/DVD.
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Check your BIOS. If it rebooted chances are it might work if you change the way the BIOS sees and boots the devices. Try rebooting without the flash drive in. What happens?

Please remember to rate my solution!

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Do you see the Hard Disk Light ON during the time your computer is frozen? If that is the case there maybe an issue with the Hard Disk Controller.

When you installed a new version of Windows XP, did you format your entire Hard disk? (Just to make sure that your computer doesn't have a viral infection?)

Also, is it that the computer freezes when you press Alt+Enter ...or is it like the computer freezes after you press the Windows Key and then Alt+Enter?

Have you tried the Alt+Tab Combination?

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