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Need Help!! New Rebuild Blue Screens

By Scootter
Jan 19, 2007
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  1. Ok, My emachine quit, PSU, surprised right. Well I ripped it apart and bought everything new except the CPU and hard drives.

    Old Parts:
    2.62 Celeron
    40g WD hd
    40g Seagate hd
    Ejunk case

    New parts:

    Biostar P4M80M4
    128mg Gforce4 vid card--- shoulda got the 256 I know
    Soundblaster Audigy 6.1
    1g ram
    480watt PSU

    Ok got everything installed, I knew I would have problems trying to keep the OS the same without reloading, but hey sometimes it will work without to much trouble. I tryed to boot, got the cmos setup (to the best of my ability) it went to the screen to choose normal or safe mode, tried them all! it shows the windows startup screen and immediately blue screened.
    Tried changing things around for awhile and gave up on that. I then tried putting in my restore cd's to reload it as an emachine, it did go through the set up, loading the files. But when it says to remove the cd and reboot to finish the stupid thing still blue screens.

    Is there a hardware problem here? Or do I need a clean copy of XP?
    Never had one do this to me so I'm kinda at a loss here. Any help would be great.
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    You'll probably have to install a clean version of XP. Your old motherboard drivers are probably messing you up. I don't think the emachine XP disk will work as they most likely built the drivers into the XP install itself.
     
  3. Scootter

    Scootter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thats what I was afraid of, no biggie I have a copy of XP. I'll try that .
    Thanks for the reply.
     
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