New Items, Computer Doesnt Work

By taisch ยท 8 replies
May 25, 2005
  1. New mobo, cpu, ram, graphics card. old HDD. wont get past the screen where you choose "Safe Mode, etc, Last good config, and start windows normally". tried putting windows cd in to do a repair install but it doesnt work. help
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "Doesn't work" means what? A huge dialog comes up saying "I won't work!"?

    You should have uninstalled all the drivers for your old devices before putting in the new ones. Now a repair install or putting back the old mobo are the only solutions unless you are willing to make a clean install.
  3. taisch

    taisch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didnt Think of That

    i didnt think of trying that
    ill give it a go and get back to you
    would i need to install the new drivers while i have the old one in too? or is that just silly?

  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I generally always go a complete reinstall after a motherboard replacement - in effect, a new mobo is a new machine, and it has to be treated as such. I think you will get far better performance from your hardware investiment if you reinstall.

    No, that's silly.
  5. taisch

    taisch TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Kool Ill give that a go.
    Very funny and thanks
  6. taisch

    taisch TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how exactly am i supposed to un install drivers?
    i cant find the mobo one
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    You cannot take an installation of Windows 2000 / XP and move it to another computer, nor change the core components of your computer and expect it to work unfortunately. Sometimes it will, most of the time it won't.. Even if you uninstall the drivers etc.

    The only real way to fix this issue is a Windows repair. instructions are here:

    You mentioned the repair doesn't work, could you explain what it does or doesn't do?
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Go to Device Manager. Uninstall all drivers pertaining to your motherboard. If you can't tell which ones they are then you are better off doing a repair or a clean install.

    As said before you will get a much faster computer if you format and reinstall. Repair install on another mobo will leave you with a very messy system.
  9. taisch

    taisch TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Ill give a whole complete format and install a go tonight.
    Thanks :bounce:
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...