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boots to windows logo

by jmmtnman / August 31, 2010 2:34 AM PDT

I am running the asus m4a89gtd pro motherboard with the AMD phenom II. I just got all new parts except for the hard drives for my setup. Upon boot it will load untill it shows the windows logo then reboots. I have 5 drives, 2 raided (just removed the raid card and 2 drives and transferred them to my new system.) and 3 independent drives. all drives are recognized and i can select from the boot screen witch i want to boot from. one of my drives has unbuntu and is loading correctly. The drive with Windows xp i know work because i just took it out of my last system and put it in to the new setup. when the grub loads it shows the drive in question on on / dev/ sdat1. i moved the drive to sata 1 port and still nothing?? Any ideas?

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Try Safe Mode XP boot
by WildClay / August 31, 2010 7:32 AM PDT
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It is possible that XP in the new environment has some conflict with this hardware, I assume there are differences in the hardware... Safe Boot might get past enough to allow it to come up, then you can see what is going on.

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You will probably
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 31, 2010 8:38 PM PDT
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need to re-install XP onto the new system, whichever drive(s) you intend to use it from.

Transferring XP from one system to a completely different system rarely works, as Motherboard/chipset and other hardware drivers are going to be different.

Add to that, if the old XP was installed on an OEM system then the OS is tied to that system and cannot be moved, unless the new system is identical.


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