Windows will not install

By holyhit2
Jan 23, 2007
  1. yea i just installed a new mobo and a cpu, and when i turn the comp on it shows the mobo stuff, but when i put either the mobo disk in or the windows xp disk it wont load them... help plz... like do ihave to formatt my hdd beucase i still have the old mobo xp version on there? do i have to delete it?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your problem is caused by your hard drive containing all the drivers for your old hardware and it`s just not going to work with the new stuff.

    The chances are, you will need to reformat and reinstall from scratch. Having said that, you might be lucky and get away with a Windows repair as per this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Tedster

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

    you cannot use an old hd with XP on it in a new system. It must be formatted and xp reinstalled or used as an external USB drive.
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