Computer Startup Problem

April 21, 2009 at 17:40:46
Specs: Windows XP, 633 / 512mb
I have been trying to upgrade a computer for a customer that had originally Windows ME on it...I took the hard drive out and put it in a different system...after putting the hard drive back in and starting it up it up again it gives blue screen of death really quickly and then rebootes with only four options, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking...another one I can't remember and to start it regularly ...then it just does the whole cycle all over can this be solved???


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April 21, 2009 at 18:02:34
I don't understand the background information ...
you put the hardrive into another computer it had "ME" on it ... did you attempt to run the O/S in the other system ? If so did it boot? Did you slave it to another O/S to back up data ? Did you attempt a clone of another xp image to this drive ?

The blue screen's are they before or after the new install or during?

What do the blue screen's say the issue is?

are there any compatibility issues (did you run the test on the cd)

are you doing a clean install or an upgrade ?

Where there any problem's on the old O/S ?

Blue screen's on a fresh install with a real MS disk are ALLWAYS hardware related !

Check that the ram is good the ide cables are tight everything is plugged in where it should be and that all the settings (master slave position on ide cable etc.)are as it was before .

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April 21, 2009 at 18:42:15
The operating system of Windows ME was fine before I

installed Windows XP except that there was a password

that nobody i did a clean install 1st

formatting the drive.

The blue screen of death was after the install.

The only problem I knew was the nobody knew the password

to get in.

I'm thinking it may be a memory issue...but when I

looked at the only memory stick that was in there it

didn't say how much memory it was PC133

compliant....since the blue screen of death which

displays way to fast to look at I installed two PC100

memory chips but still get the same error and reboot



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April 22, 2009 at 09:08:32
Now I have an additional problem after putting the memory sticks in the monitor doesn't show any was using a display ribbon that connects to the I took that off and tried a display adapter card ....still no display. So, I switched it back to use the display ribbon and took out the display adapter...for POST I get one long beep..then eight short beeps in rapid order...pause, two short short beep.....NOW WHAT???!

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