New Mobo, Windows XP wont start

By TeMOR ยท 19 replies
Mar 17, 2008
  1. well my prior asus mobo burnt out so I got me a new Foxconn one. I just installed it but the problem is that windows xp wont start. The comp gets the point where you get the windows xp sign and the green bar under it. It moves for about 3 seconds and the computer restarts again. What can I do to get Windows to start up?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Windows Repair (whenever you change the Motherboard processor bridge)
  3. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you sir
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Guru will do :)
  5. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well I have done the windows repair. What happens now is that the Windows XP loading screen stays on a bit longer but I still get the same end result. The Comp restarts. What can I do now?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Hmm I wonder if you have an overheating issue.
    Did you re-thermal paste the CPU ?

    It could also be a Trojan. Can you get to Safe mode ?

    Also your Bios, can you confirm the Optimize defaults are selected

    So it fully installed Windows and then won't logon, that could be that gina thing.
    I have to find the link (trojan issue) but confirm the above first (because we need safe mode at least!)


    Arr found it:
  7. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I dont think it would be a trojan because the reason my old mobo burnt out was because the electricity went out all of a sudden one day. Windows was working fine b4 that.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    ok and the answer to all the above

    Safe Mode?
    Trojan? (oh yeah covered!)

    Also I have to step out, will be back later (as most know I don't leave for too long :) )
  9. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    same thing happened in safe mode it restarted ... and the cpu is fine. It does go through the whole repair installation just fine
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    What about VGA mode (from the safe mode menu)

    This may be a driver issue, and can be either Video or sound card
    Actually remove (or disable in bios temporarily) any addon pci cards
    Also just boot up with Keyboard; Power; and monitor (plug the USB mouse in later)

    I'm thinking driver issue, and you?
  11. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well the video card is a pci x16 card. It could be it but thre no way to connect the monitor with out it
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    ok but you could still try vga mode

    You kno, you have this way of posting back without saying
    1. Tried that
    2. Tried that one too

    So I'll wait for the outcome of trying the others, and your response to that :)
  13. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm alright i tried VGA Mode from Safe Mode. Same thing it restarted. I have everything disconnected other than the keyboard, mouse (not usb) and monitor. By any chance would completely reinstalling XP would fix the problem?
  14. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    another thing that i found interesting that never happened to me was during the repair reinstall windows asked me for cd to install my ethernet driver. That was odd for me cuz it was the first time XP asked me for drivers while it was installing.
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Actually go to bios, and load defaults (or optimize, whatever it says)
    And then disable everything you can (except harddrive)
    See if it boots

    Re-install may be the way to go.

    But you should try chkdsk /r from the safe mode command prompt (or is that /f ? )

    Anyway Check Disk has fixed many of these issues

    I have Partition Magic bootable disk, and this type of fault, I would have checked (and safely repaired) with that too. I think gparted can do that (that's free)

    Check Disk time (either on the command prompt, or from the Windows CD Repair mode - both ways work)
  16. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    did the chkdsk n repaired what was wrong.... now windows xp wont load up at all .. so ima do the repair install of xp again for one last try to see if it works
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It sounds like the hard drive is bad. A low level format might fix this especially if the power failure that destroyed the motherboard, corrupted the file structure on the hard drive so badly that only an a 0's write or low level format might save the drive, not the data, if it is actually able to be saved
  18. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Hmmm I hope there wasn't data on that drive (I don't think I said backup first) Check Disk can wipe a faulty drive (that was going to fault anyway!)
    Just like defrag, or any other heavy drive usage program on a faulty disk
  19. TeMOR

    TeMOR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh well too late ... but actually all important documents,music, videos and pictures are in my other hd (the one without windows installed) so this hd has only windows and software for this reason, if windows messes up i do not lose my files :)
  20. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    you failed to reformat and reinstall windows from scratch, of course it won't work.
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