New Processor & Mother Board



I recently purchased a new Processor and Mother Board.
When I Set it all au with my existing drives etc.. XP
Pro wouldn't boot. It just sits at a black screen after
displaying the initial XP startup logo.

Can anyone tell me where i'm going wrong?

Pete Baker

Hi Andyk

You're having problems restarting windows as there has been major
changes in hardware. XP configures itself to suit the hardware on

If you have a retail XP install CD -

Many users, myself included, prefer to do a clean install after major
changes as you describe.

The alternative, and equally valid option, is the repair install (also known
as an In-Place Upgrade)

See following Knowledge Base article for details.

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341

After doing this you may need to re-activate your installation of XP. If it
has been more than 120 days since you last re-activated you should be able
to activate over the internet, otherwise it will require a short phonecall.

After the repair install you will need to re-install any XP service packs
and updates, but you will not need to re-install any applications.

Hope that helps

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