start up problems after upgrade

By raffsf ยท 4 replies
Nov 13, 2004
  1. i recently upgraded putting in a new abit kv7 motherboard,(i already had a kv7 but gave it to a friend), athlon xp 3000 and fan and 512 ddr ram x 1. Initially the machine started and then crashed after a few moments. I tried a new power supply and there was no difference.I checked everything was secure and it then started but did not bring the monitor on. Some help please.

    Processor:Athlon xp 3000
    RAM:512 x 3 ddr
    Motherboard:abit kv7
    Graphics:256mb Radeon 9200
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    If the mobo is a newer/changed revision from the old one, you will most likely have to reinstall Windows and the new drivers from the mobo-CD.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I would suggest a repair of XP, instead of a reinstall, this way you can keep all of your important data and programs. Have a look here for information about repairing XP or 2000

    BTW :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. raffsf

    raffsf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i would try and update the drivers, but the monitor isnt even switching on so i dont actually know if the machine is booting up or hanging!
  5. raffsf

    raffsf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    got it sorted

    took everything out checked all components on another pc all worked. That left the mobo I took out the cmos battery and changed the jumper left it over night and the next day all was working! :grinthumb
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