Unable to boot successfully mobo upgrade

Biostar / Mcp6p m2+
May 5, 2009 at 21:33:45
Specs: Windows Xp Pro sp3, 4gb
My delema is my current system has
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
1.91 GHZ on
Biostar M7NCG 400 mobo

I moved my hard drive into a new system that has
AMD AM2 X2 4400
2.30 GHZ on
Biostar MCP6P M2+

It never boots successful on new hardware.

I have run:
- the KB953356 hotfix
- amdcpusetup.exe
-amd optimizer

all done in the old system and then swapped
hard drive into the new system.
Just reboots over and over.

I don't know how to get the new system booted up where I can
then update the bios and chipsets.
I keep swapping back and forth between old and new trying different
things but system will not boot it just starts the reboot cycle over and
over.
Does anyone have any suggesstions?

Thanks

Manny


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#1
May 5, 2009 at 22:01:44
Make sure if the old computer was using AHCI, so is the new computer. If AHCI was disabled, make sure it isn't enabled on the new mobo.

If that fails, you can try doing a repair install which will keep your files.

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#2
May 6, 2009 at 04:20:04
This is an illegal operation and is not supported by this site. You can not legally move windows operating system from one computer to the next...it is called piracy.

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#3
May 6, 2009 at 05:07:55
>> You can not legally move windows operating system from one computer to the next. <<

Well actually you can if you have a retail version of Windows XP and cease using it on the old hardware. You just cant use it on both at the same time.

Even then you will need to do a repair install in order to install the correct hardware drivers for the new hardware.

Stuart


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#4
May 6, 2009 at 05:12:43
Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview....
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve...
Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/m...
Repair Install to SET XP to New Motherboard
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/m...

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Before you move the HDD - uninstall as many drivers as you can in Device manager, especially chipset, ethernet (LAN), video and sound.
When that's done - shut the computer down (do NOT restart) and move the HDD.
Now Windows should start with the new motherboard.


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#5
May 6, 2009 at 05:17:29
Thanks for responding I ill check the settings in the bios.

All I'am trying to do is take MY purchased Windows Xp copy and move it to new hardware that will work faster. What is illegal about doing that?

The hard drive that has my files and data will only be in ONE system at a time.

All I 'am trying to do is get the thing working on new hardware.

Manny


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#6
May 6, 2009 at 05:23:36
To add to response 3, you may have to contact MS and do a phone reactiviation of XP because of the new hardware.

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#7
May 6, 2009 at 20:34:41
I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this topic.

I was finally able to get my new setup running and wanted to post the resolution for others who may run into the same difficulties.

There are times where slip streaming may not suit your application so to ensure that you get past the continual boot problem go ahead and do a fresh (clean) install using your original install disk and yes it may be a bit more time spent but this will cure the reboot problem this way.

Secondly once your system is up and running probably on Win xp sp1 go ahead and install as many drivers as you can at this point using the cd that came with the mobo so that you will have internet access lan connection.

Next I installed service pack 2 which did not take that long and then before installing service pack 3 ( Be advised you will have to install a hotfix - KB953356 x86 - in preparation before installing service pack 3 (For AMD Processor).

If you don't install the hotfix your reboot problem will resurface.

Ok onto service pack 3, install it and once finished you should run your drivers cd installation once more to complete your system's driver update.

This worked for me and the new setup is rocking on.

Thanks so much everyone.

Manny


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#8
May 6, 2009 at 22:17:58
Wait, so your resolution was to just re-install XP?

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#9
May 7, 2009 at 04:40:29
Hi RT well it was two fold, I wanted to get my info and data on the current hd onto the new system mobo and processor and hard drive setup due to space problems.

So I went the clean install route to make certain of a clean start and then retired the old drive and os.

That way everything would be legal and above board, reactivation and reinstalling programs. And like I said in the earlier post it may not have been timely but altimately it was effective for me.

Manny


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