Wont boot after mobo and processor change

By rahilb
Feb 10, 2006
  1. Okay. I had this **** dell 8200(intel P4) and i didnt want to spend 200 quid on 512 upgrade of rdram and i was sick of agp 4x so i got a new mainboard and amd 2500+ barton core(heard 'twas good for ocing). So when i connect my 2 old harddrives to the new pc. The bios loads fine. Then it says looking for boot records in ide0. It gets stuck there. So i change it to boot from my windows disc but when it boots, the screen just goes black and nothing happens. how do i fix it?
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you are using oem dell xp OS
    it will not load on another motherboard
    dell oem is looking for the dell bios
    even if you can get past the boot error it will not run
    if you are using retail xp
    you need to do fresh install and or load the board drivers
    conflict maybe with the old video drivers and new card

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