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Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 7:08 am:   

I have just bought and installed a new case, PSU and motherboard bundle to update my computer. I have taken my old graphics card, sound card, CD/DVD drives AND two HDDs from my previous PC. The installation went fine and the bios recognises all of the IDE drives. However, after the win 2000 load bar completes I get a blue error screen. The screen states the the drive may have virsuses (dont think so) or may be corrupt in some way.

Am I right in thinking that the new configuration using the old HDD's should work? The HDD's are IBM Deskstars, Asus P4P800D Motherboard, Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz 800FSB Processor, 512MB 333MHz DDR RAM.

If you need any more information dont hesitate to ask.

Thanks, Simon
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Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 8:14 am:   

Windows 2000 like XP requires a reload when swapping out major components like your mainboard. This is because the HAL setup by 2K doesn't match the new hardware. You can try a repair of the O.S. by booting from the 2K CD and follow the step by step procedure for repairing the operating system. Good choice of Mainboard and CPU combo by the way.

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