New Mobo won't boot XP Pro Corp.

By Extreme
Sep 9, 2005
  1. I just purchased a new Abit NF7-S V2.0 and I can't get XP Pro Corp to boot. It seems to like to stop as soon as the little bar goes across the screen. It turns into a blank screen and nothing else happens even after reinstall of windows. Could this just be a setting in the BIOS or what?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You can NOT just swap mobos and boot up again.
    Each mobo has it's own drivers for different hardware, and they are NOT compatible.
    You need to install XP from scratch, then install the drivers from the new mobo-CD.
  3. Extreme

    Extreme TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    As I stated above it wouldn't boot even after a fresh install of windows!
    Anyway I solved the problem. It was a setting in the BIOS, in the hard disk section there is a setting for hard disk mode and all I needed to do was set it to LBA and everything booted perfectly.
    This MOBO is awesome, way better then the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe I traded it for. Stable isn't the word for it.
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