motherboard, ram, cpu upgrade blue screen when booting

By madman_ncfc
Dec 21, 2005
  1. first things first hello everyone

    ok my problem started today when i recieved all that was needed to give my dads computer my old motherboard and processor

    after i had re-built the comuter in a new case with the new processor new ram and new motherboard i turned the computer on hoping for windows to boot normally however whenever windows starts i get a blue screen that falshes for less than half a second and the computer restarts

    i have tried putting the hard drive and CD drives back in the old case and then installing the drivers for the motherboard but that doesnt work however i can have the computer running that way i understand that i may need to repair windows but i dont know how to get passed the bit where it asks for a password

    any help would be much appreciated

    EDIT: in case it helps my prcessor is a 2800 athlon socket A and my motherboard is an MSI
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Try doing a Windows repair as per this thread HERE

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. madman_ncfc

    madman_ncfc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    would this loose everything if it were to go wrong?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Normally the process leaves all your files intact. However, it`s a good idea as with any major undertaking to back up your important data.

    I have run the repair process quite a few times without problems.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. madman_ncfc

    madman_ncfc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Cheers Howard
    I tried it yesterday and it worked perfectly
    The reason why it took meso long to do it is that i had to wait for my dad to back up his stuff
    Anyway Thank You!!!
    :D :grinthumb :grinthumb :grinthumb :D
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Glad your problem is solved.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
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