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Hi, Had a motherboard short out the other day, so went and got a new motherboard and graphics card(made the switch to PCI-E) got home, connected it all up hit the power button, loads up to where windows boots and flashes "a problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer".also it doesn't want to start windows even from XP setup disc. get the blue screen with same error as above. restarted same thing, tried two different HDDs same thing. tried safe mode, still same error. bought a new HDD, tried to setup windows same error, any ideas of what to try.

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+
KN1 SLI lite
Geforce 7300 GS 256
OCZ memory 1024Mb not sure what grade
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Make sure all of your cards are seated properly. You may want to pull them all out and place them back in. I know that may sound silly, but a partially seated card/memory can cause problems. Judging from the type of error that you are receiving, this is a long shot, but worth a try.
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Usually, you can't replace the motherboard and expect windows to boot up fine again, because the CMOS settings would be different, stuff like that. The only way I think you're gona get windows to work again is to put in the install disc, use the repair fuction or a complete reinstall. Windows does not like to boot up to find that the motherboard has changed, as this includes different CMOS and BIOS settings.

To boot up the windows CD, go to your BIOS (usually by pressing DEL numerous times just after turning the PC on) then navigate to the boot section in your BIOS, where you can select which devices your PC will try to boot from (floppy, CD, HD etc..) Select the order to: CD, floppy, Hard drive then save and exit. Boot up your pc with the XP CD in there and hopefully it should boot from the CD where you can either repair or reformat your windows installation.
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Make sure all of your cards are seated properly. You may want to pull them all out and place them back in. I know that may sound silly, but a partially seated card/memory can cause problems. Judging from the type of error that you are receiving, this is a long shot, but worth a try.
Removed graphics card and memory, cleaned the pins and replaced them and it worked. thanks.
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