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Reinstalling XP faulted after mb changed

By nachosanchezz
Mar 11, 2009
  1. Sorry for posting this is both mobo and OS sections, but I just want to make sure I get helpful responses.

    I changed my motherboard from a MSI P965 Neo to a Asus P5Q, before I found out something will have to be done about the OS. I booted the computer up, and it reached the log in screen, and neither the keyboard nor the mouse worked. I tried unplugging then replugging them, didn't work. Tried a few more times, still didn't work. Then after several times, Windows doesn't boot properly anymore. It freezes when it is loading in the black screen with the Windows logo and the loading bar.

    Then I realised I was suppose to reinstall Windows but I didn't want to loose all my data, and found out that I could just repair Windows. I booted into the Windows CD, chose the install XP option, then the repair XP option. When it was done it rebooted, and I ignore it when it prompted me to press any key to boot into the CD. It booted into Windows but at the black loading screen, after a while of loading, the screen flashes blue with lots of white writing for a fraction of a second, then the whole computer reboots.

    What should I do now if I don't want to loose my data on my hard drive??

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Just to clarify

    You got a BSOD when trying to Repair Windows, due to an installed driver conflict (or Malware infection). And now you need to run CheckDisk to get it to boot again (back to the BSOD error)

    Your best option would be to backup your data, by using a boot disk like UBCD
    Then install Windows clean

    :)
     
  3. nachosanchezz

    nachosanchezz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry if this sounds stupid, but what do I do after get a bootable UBCD disk, and boot into it?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'll just quote that UBCD link up there if you like (note: all the witing in blue in my posts are clickable)

    Note: I have created a better guide (including Windows re-install) here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123957.html
    .
     
  5. nachosanchezz

    nachosanchezz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there are a whole lot of functions in the UBCD, not sure which one I could use to copy my files onto a usb hdd...
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Actually I don't use it. I have my own personal boot disc. But there must be some type of Explorer or files and folders viewing area (like My Computer)

    Note: I have created a better guide (including Windows re-install) here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123957.html

    Note: This is the Ultimate BootCD for Windows (much easier to work with)
     
  7. nachosanchezz

    nachosanchezz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all your help, but in the end I just used a friend's computer and plugged by hard drive into his motherboard, and got all my data out, then reinstalled windows.

    But now I know about this UBCD thing!!;)
     
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