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Installed a new motherboard but can't run the recovery discs

I have installed a new motherboard, have the original hard drive still in it. Bascily when I start the computer up it will load windows XP then will pop up with a box that says "windows needs to be validated do you want to validate windows now?" After clicking yes the computer will restart itself and continually does this.

I have changed the BOIS to load the CDRom first and put the 1st recovery disc in but when it boots up it just becomes and orange screen and says "This disc can only be used in an acer system E:/"

I have no idea what to do, any suggestions would be great.

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  • rbaxta Aug 09, 2008

    Thanks jackboy. Thats very helpfull info, I've been searching the net for ages trying to get exactly that. I will give all of those suggestions a go. I'm located in New Zealand but thanks for supplying a source as well. Appreciate that you took the time to help me out.



    Thanks again.

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Well in fact there is nothing to do but buy a new version of XP.
You see the version of XP built into the machine is an OEM version manufacturers use that recognises a particular Motherboard.
If a new motherboard is introduced the old operating system will 'Think' this new cant have this and wont work.

You would as you are on line contact Microsoft direct
And tell them the new mother board/ existing drive story and they will possibly send you a release key.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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    john ash Aug 09, 2008

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    With machines such as this motherboard are paired to Harddrives and one will not work without the other.
    Here is a possible way out.
    As you are using another machine to contact us.
    Removbe the hard drive and connect it to this machine.
    You will need a cable called IDE/USB connector
    As I do not know where you are located i you will have to find your own source.
    The current machine will rerad the drive as as a removeable one and you can transfer all the Data across to folder on the machine in use.
    I dont think you will get away with the operatinmg system - but you cold try- with the data saved there is nothing to lose

    If you are in the Uk then a source for the data cable colud be from here
    http://www.usbnow.co.uk/Adapters_&_C...


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