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Normally Windows XP will not boot if you switch out motherboards, not unless it has the exact same chips as the old one.
If you have your Windows XP install cd, you can try a repair install.
When the installer asks you if you want to do a new install, or run the repair console, hit new install. It will search for your old windows install and ask if you want to repair it.
Doing so will leave your applications and user accounts on your computer, and reinstall only Windows system files. It may ask you to put in your key code.
Posted on May 10, 2008
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This is a trap door setup by HP to ensure you only use their hardware (i.e. motherboard) with their software. Here's what to do: after the system recovery is done, boot up a stand-alone CD (e.g. BART, UBCD4Win) that allows you to edit a file. Ensure you can see hidden files and go into
Either delete or remark-out the line that calls the run.py script.
Save the updated .bat file and reboot. You should now be able to continue the XP setup.
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