|I recently updated my system with a new motherboard/CPU. I have a non oem purchased|
copy of xp pro.
I recently tried to install xp on a new drive. The istallation went well except it would only boot into safe mode.
If I try to do windows normally. It turns off my monitor and locks up.
I have not been able to load the driver disk
that came with my motherboard in safe mode.
it gives me a error.
Could someone tell me specific things to try.
I am lost. I have it configured with two things. Another hard drive with cd/writer. Both orginal to the system. I also turned off the hard drive and reinstalled. No change
I have tried repair and a delete partition with a fresh install twice. I even zeroed out the drive.
Now I do a format thru xp pro rather then formating with Western digital software. Would that make any difference?
It has not asked me to reactivate windows.
Just the key code. Now my understanding that a non oem copy the rules of oem machines do not apply.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank You