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    perhaps you can get some ideas here

    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcdillin
    the only thing you need to do before installing the new mobo and cpu is to delete the IDE controller from the device manager else you will get boot device errors. Once you get it booted it will install all the new drivers and you will be good to go. Just keep in mind it won't be as fast as if you installed fresh.
    Incorrect, The Chipset Drivers will be different, this can cause the PC to BSOD or halt. If by IDE you mean South Bridge, you are only halfway there - there are many other components on a modern mobo which can cause problems, SI raid, Nic, Audio, USB etc.

    But I don't see what that has to do with the blue screens. The reason why it is blue screening is because when you install xp on a computer its installed specifically for that computer setup and when you change it to another setup ex. different front side bus speeds, different chipset it will cause errors. Correct me if im wrong
    You are correct.

    You are suppose to a full reinstall if you are using a different chipset. Usually if you have an installation of windows working on one motherboard and you swap it to another board you will get blue screens.
    Not always true, I have swapped an Nforce Based system to a Via board and had it boot and work fine (well to a point of being able to install the 4in1)

    Generally however you should perform a recovery on the system to ensure windows copies the required drivers from the CD, this will NOT overwrite your settings, or cause you to loose your installed programs.

    If your feeling hardcore you could attempt to boot to safe mode and manually uininstall all you system devices before attempting to install all the new drivers indivdually.


    Try this excellent idea this should work
    The uber genius that thought of this is leetness.

    Seriously folks, this is the method used in the industry to recover ghost images to different chipsets, it takes about 10 minutes tops and works every time.
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    tried this on another computer (thankfully NOT the carpc) and it didnt work . inserting the disk and letting it go didnt work and when i booted from dvd i saw no option for recovery console. My new mobo n stuff will be here tomorrow and i wish there was a better way. I'd hate to lose all my custom settings etc.

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    I am doubtful that inserting the CD and letting it boot will do anything.

    You need to boot to the CD as if you are perfroming a freash installation.

    You will be prompted to continue, or press F2 for automated system recovery

    Continue at this point

    You will then be prompted to continue or Press R for Recovery Console.

    Continues at this point

    You will then be shown a list of windows installations, and asked if you want to setup a new one or recover an existing one - at this point choose the Recover Option

    Windows will then perform an installation over the top of the existing installation, it will look the same and go through the same setup process but you will keep all existing installed programs and settings.

    Be aware that the procedure I outlined above is from memory and you may have to press a few F8s and Enters to get to those screens. Follow it through the setup prompts, its very easy.
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    yea i've used that way before but for whatever reason there is no option to recover. It searched for previous installations, showed me the one installation i have on the hard drive. I hit enter and it started copyin files. I didnt erase anything so we'll see if its gonna kill my registry and force reinstall of software.

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