Install problem with Windows XP Pro

By USNDave
Jan 28, 2013
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  1. Rebuilt my computer, new motherboard, processor, HD, and memory. I have a valid version of Windows XP Professional for Refurbished PC's with COA. When I installed everything was fine until it wanted to reboot computer to start windows. Then nothing happened. No windows start up. I check with windows compatibility to confirm all my components were windows compatible. I've done the install twice still nothing. I've even disconnected all the other components. Any ideas?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    BIOS/EFI set to look to the hard drive to boot?
  3. USNDave

    USNDave Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Tried that in every configuration I can think of. Thanks
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,294   +44

    Have you supplied XP drivers for your new motherboard during installation, because failure to restart from HDD after the first stage of XP installation is very commonly down to having incorrect drivers. For some years it was SATA drivers that are missing as all modern PC's need them (and more recently other types of HD as well), yet XP only ever had IDE drivers.


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