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Motherboard general question

by phil66 / May 18, 2009 7:10 AM PDT

Is it possible that a motherboard would not accept the installation of Windows.

But it would accept Linux in different varieties of distro's.

If so can you visibly tell where the problem exist.

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You are seeing this today!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2009 7:24 AM PDT

I see this today with old versions of Windows. Let's just say that XP and older versions of Windows are too hard to install for most owners.

What to do? Insist the machine's maker supply you with a ready to use PC with the version or Windows, Linux or DOS you want.
Bob

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Yep
by phil66 / May 18, 2009 7:46 AM PDT

Took pc to shop to have windows xp sp2 reinstalled

Tech replying he has tested everything accept motherboard all hardware okay. Yet not able to install windows.

He says possibly a motherboard problem. Why motherboard when other o.s's are installing and operating as designed?? Was my question.

He says it could be section of motherboard that works with windows.

If he changes motherboard will this solve the problem??

Could it be a controller problem either missing or corrupt.

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I agree.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2009 9:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Yep

Windows XP Sp2 may or may not be installable on today's machines.

Even the SATA connected drives are having me tell many to forget the old Windows versions. Try this -> Go get yourself the Windows 7 RC which is FREE!!! and try that.
Bob

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