just to let everyone know

  madPentium 20:29 03 Sep 03

I upgraded my motherboard/processor/memory and video card and I asked on here if I could get away without reinstalling XP Pro.

As I suspected, XP refused to boot, blue stop screen.

Booted from XP cd and on the first prompt, selected to install fresh copy.
On second screen said to repair.
Took ages but it went through and repaired XP and
let me boot into it. Then no internet and few other problems. I installed all the new drivers first, reinstalled SP1 and security patches and hey voila, brilliant, faster etc and all my programs still there.

  powerless 20:33 03 Sep 03

Group Hug!

  Djohn 20:41 03 Sep 03

Excellent news, well done :o)

  interzone55 21:12 03 Sep 03


In my experience, XP can usually cope with a change of motherboard, and install the necessary drivers etc.

Did you swap CPU make (Athlon to P4 or vice versa)?

  madPentium 21:55 03 Sep 03

no, changed from intel mobo to asus800fsb, intel p1.4 to p3.0

  interzone55 20:58 04 Sep 03

Big jump in spec, and a brand new board, no wonder your existing installation wasn't have been able to cope with that.


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