Help with motherboard installation

June 29, 2009 at 19:27:09
Specs: Windows XP, quad core 6600
Hello guys,

I don't have a great deal of computer knowledge so I am writing here for help on what is probably a very simple problem.

My old motherboard died so I purchased a new one from a local store and got them to install it.The guy mentioned to me about booting in safe mode and rolling back my drivers if i didn't want to format my computer. I was just hoping someone could tell me the process I need to go through when installing a new motherboard in an existing system to keep all of my data and make sure my system is running properly?

I know this is probably very simple and answered using the search function but i have an exam today so no time to search atm.

Thanks in advance =),


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June 29, 2009 at 20:05:05
You're going to have to do a "repair installation" of Windows, then install the motherboard chipset drivers & any other drivers related to the new motherboard (sound, network, video?). If you have a separate video card rather than onboard graphics, you may have to reinstall the video card drivers. After that's finished, you'll have to reinstall service pack 3 (if it's not included on your XP CD) & all Windows updates.

How to Perform a Repair Installation

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July 1, 2009 at 19:21:07
Ok, I tried to follow the repair installation of XP but throughout the process I got many notifications that files were missing and then came the blue screen of death telling me of a serious systems error.

Then I decided the only option was a fresh install of XP. I partitioned the hdd and set the installation in motion, however I also received another blue screen saying that a serious error had occurred and that the installation was not successful.

I have no idea what is wrong with my system =(. Could it mean that my hdd is corrupted and that I need a new one?

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Cam

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