Replacing motherboard want operating system to work

By rodsay
Jan 29, 2008
  1. My motherboard went bad and I need to replace it.
    The question I want to ask and find out is how do I get
    the replacement to work with the current windows XP operating system
    that is already installed on the hard drive for this computer.
    These operating system looks for certain things to function and work.
    Now if you replace the motherboard and it has different hardware it may not work.
    It has to be looking for the same drivers and hardware and
    settings it used to boot before.
    There's a big list and I not sure what it's looking for or needs to work.
    But something in there need match or else it's not going to work.
    There could be some common things that I should look for in a replacement?
    Anyone know of a replacement that will work?
    Or common things that should be the same?
    emachine T2824 Motherboard d845epi/d845gvsr
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    By replacing the motherboard or more importantly the processor type
    You need to run a full Repair, before Windows loads for the first time.

    This will ensure all will work properly.
  4. PSComputerHelp

    PSComputerHelp TS Rookie

    Hi there, there is no 100% guarantee on the success rate that replacing it with the exact motherboard. My recommendation would be going to say Clubit dot com and purchasing an Asus or MSI motherboard mATX motherboard with new CPU & DDR2 memory. The mATX motherboard will fit in the emachine case. I have run across this several times with servicing emachine computers. The following below of which is inexpensive and will save you money.

    * Intel Celeron Dual-Core 1.60GHz
    * Asus P5GC-MX/1333 Micro ATX MB
    * Corsair 2GB DDR2 PC2-5300

    Since I live in California I would only be paying $164.32. Cost varies depending on how far north, east, south or west you are from california. If you need additional help, please feel free to contact me on AIM Messenger: PSComputerhelp
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