computer wont boot with new motherboard

November 11, 2011 at 06:03:00
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I recently purchased a new motherboard for my computer. Well its a 661 gx m7 by foxconn with a celeron 3.2ghz socket 775 cpu. I bought it used. I put it in my hp pavilion desk top. Its from 2005 with windows xp. I don't no the exact model but I can find it. But at any rate I hook everything up and when I turn the computer on the intel title screen comes up and a black screen displaying drives and stuff on it comes up and it detects the hdd but wont boot with it. But it will boot with a dell hdd but I don't have windows on that hdd I need it to boot with the hp hdd. How can I do that?

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#1
November 11, 2011 at 06:47:49
its simple the way i see it is that board u got simply does not meet the hp HDD requirements or the cables are not well connected. when the hp HDD is connected can u see it in bios? if not then there is a problem with board or with HDD.
the problem with the board would most probably be that it does not support the HDD

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#2
November 11, 2011 at 06:53:29
Yes you can see the hdd in bios. Is there any way to make it work or no?

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#3
November 11, 2011 at 08:06:12
"it comes up and it detects the hdd but wont boot with it."
are you attempting to bootfrom a HD that already had windows on it?

larry


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#4
November 11, 2011 at 09:29:20
Yes, it has windows xp.

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#5
November 11, 2011 at 10:22:42
so it has xp on it, installed while the old MB was hooked up?

larry


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#6
November 11, 2011 at 10:29:45
Yes. The dell one is the one that works but doesn't have windows activated. The original hp hdd has windows xp installed activated and working and worked on the old motherboard.

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#7
November 11, 2011 at 10:45:29
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

larry


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#8
November 11, 2011 at 11:06:15
Ok I have an idea of what I need to do, so I will try that and get back to you if I have problems. Thank you; I appreciate the help.

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#9
November 11, 2011 at 13:32:56
unless your new motherboard is almost identical to the old one the version of windows installed on the hard drive will not boot in the new hardware environment.
At a minimum it would be necessary to perform a Repair Installation of the operating system and since yours is in an OEM HP system it is doubtful a HP Install disk ( if you have one ) would work.

Bottom line, if your old motherboard died and you cannot or do not replace it with an identical HP replacement part the XP operating system licence died with the computer

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#10
November 11, 2011 at 17:41:26
if that happens

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larry


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#11
November 12, 2011 at 19:56:45
Clean install.

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