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 Post subject: New mobo booting problem!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:17 pm 
Thunderbird
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I just installed an ABIT AN7 motherboard on my AthlonXP 1800+ system (after a BIOS update killed my old GA-7DX mobo). And now my system won't load Windows, and I'm using a HD with a previous install of WinXP. It gave me options to load Windows in 3 safe modes, previous good config, and normal. None of them worked. My system just reboots again and gives me the same set of options. I even tried booting from my WinXP CD but it doesn't read the disk upon the boot. The BIOS did detect my CD and DVD drives. What should I do??


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:33 pm 
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Ok, I just got it to boot to WinXP CD by setting the CD drive to boot first. Now I have the options to "setup WinXP" or "repair." Which option should I choose? Can I just reinstall WinXP over the existing install (so I won't lose any data)? Or will I be forced to reformat?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:40 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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You can try to do a repair, but the best thing would be to do a clean install. If you go with the clean install make sure you backup any important data...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:46 pm 
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Thing is: I can't backup anything until I have access to Windows again. Currently doing a repair install of WinXP...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:51 pm 
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windows does not like to have the mobo changed...reinstall windows


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 Post subject: WinXP reinstall error message!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:13 pm 
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I just got another problem. While WinXP reinstalls, I get an error message saying: "The procedure entry point GetIUMS could not be located in the dynamic library MSDART.DLL." Title of the error window is "unregmp2.exe - Entry point not found." I only have the option to click "ok" and but the message comes right back. There is no way to get out of this!

Should I press the reboot button and then try the WinXP reinstall again??


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 Post subject: Re: WinXP reinstall error message!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:16 pm 
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TsunamiZ wrote:
I just got another problem. While WinXP reinstalls, I get an error message saying: "The procedure entry point GetIUMS could not be located in the dynamic library MSDART.DLL." Title of the error window is "unregmp2.exe - Entry point not found." I only have the option to click "ok" and but the message comes right back. There is no way to get out of this!

Should I press the reboot button and then try the WinXP reinstall again??


can you enter windows in safe mode? if so, go to the free clinic and see the DLL post


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:19 pm 
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I tried hitting the close button on the error window a few times and that got rid of it, so it's now proceeding with the install. Hope nothing goes wrong because of it...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:21 pm 
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Your best option of least resistance would be to:

1) Take out your hard drive and slave it to whatever computer you're using to post these threads (I'll call it Computer X).

2) Backup any important data to computer X's hard drive and put your original hard drive back into the new build.

3) Partition, format, reinstall Windows from scratch.

4) Burn data from computer X to CD and transfer back to the new build.

5) Start a new thread about whatever new problem crops up :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:53 pm 
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5) Start a new thread about whatever new problem crops up :wink:


Do so in the free clinic please;)


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