System restart in Safe Mode



0o0o0otay
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
Have just upgraded the motherboard and CPU on my other computer. Now, when
booting, windows tries to start in safe mode. Irrespective of the mode
selected, it will restart and never complete the boot. Have tried
inserting the XP Pro disk after selecting the CD as the primary boot disk all
to no avail.

Help!

Nepatsfan
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
0o0o0otay wrote:
> Have just upgraded the motherboard and CPU on my other
> computer. Now, when booting, windows tries to start in
> safe mode. Irrespective of the mode selected, it will
> restart and never complete the boot. Have tried inserting
> the XP Pro disk after selecting the CD as the primary boot
> disk all to no avail.
>
> Help!

Replacing the motherboard and CPU almost always requires that
you perform a repair installation of XP.

Here are some articles you might want to review:

Read this one first:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/replace_motherboard.htm

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824125

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q315341&ID=KB;EN-US;Q315341

What exactly do you mean by "Have tried inserting the XP Pro
disk after selecting the CD as the primary boot disk all to no
avail." Are you prompted to "Hit any key to boot from the CD"?
Have you consulted the documentation for you motherboard to
make sure your configuring the BIOS correctly. Also,If you're
having problems booting from the CD there may be a problem with
your installation CD or your CD drive.

Nepatsfan


System restart in Safe Mode