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Just installed P5G- motherboard, runing windows XP eror code purple wont run, any ideas

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    A recovery cd won't help if you changed out MBs. Have you installed a MB before? What specific error code number and what beep codes do you hear?

  • Mark Kessler May 11, 2010

    Do you have the recovery cd for your computer?

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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.

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The full thread can be read here:) Note how far it goes back!

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