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OK, heres the deal, i've been trying to get this thing to boot for the last like week, and I'm still having issues, I got it out of the case and striped to bare components, and shes finally deciding to boot, but only when I reset the CMOS, then even when I get to Windows, it says I can't log in unless I register and I can't then I get an error, I had it set to auto log me in, but thats besides the point, I need to get this up and stable again.

So heres how it goes, I reset CMOS, remove battery and reset.
boot, she posts, runs fine then says press F1 to run setup or F2 to load defaults and continue, I need to get to my desktop @ stock, I don't care...

If i load defaults its all stock, and then it gets to my welcome screen, but I had it so that it auto logs in to my account... great idea now... it wants me to reregister windows because of the hardware change, but i need to at least get all my data off of it B4 i reformat for this mobo. So i have my XP CD, and figure if i repair the installation it will be stable enought to do that with, but I load defaults it jumps to HD first, so i need to change the boot order, now I try doing that and i enter BIOS, I updated the BIOS to the latest stable BTW, and whenever I save and exit Bios it fails to POST next reboot... anyone know why, or how to fix this dilemna I'm having? all suggestions welcome!
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When you reset to default, bump up your vdimm voltage to 2.0 or 2.1. Your memory may be having an issue going back to the default of 1.8volts.

Also, are you having issue getting in to windows? Can you just allow it to reregister?
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whenI fly with the default values it gets to the welcome screen but I have edited my registry so that it auto logs into my account, and it tries and it will say cannot run windows until you register, so i click ok, it fails, i use wireless, I've tried with both the on board P5K and my usb adapter, both haven't let me,maybe I'll try again and grab the error code...

I'll try the voltage setting, and is there anywhere I can disable the CPU fan warning?

also I heard the black RAM slots were optimized for faster RAM? should mine be in there, they are currently in yellow set...
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whenI fly with the default values it gets to the welcome screen but I have edited my registry so that it auto logs into my account, and it tries and it will say cannot run windows until you register, so i click ok, it fails, i use wireless, I've tried with both the on board P5K and my usb adapter, both haven't let me,maybe I'll try again and grab the error code...

I'll try the voltage setting, and is there anywhere I can disable the CPU fan warning?

also I heard the black RAM slots were optimized for faster RAM? should mine be in there, they are currently in yellow set...
Select that you want to register by phone. Then select the country you are from. It will give you a 800 number that works 24 hours a day.

Call the number, and select the option that you want to register Window XP. When you will then type in the long number that is displayed on your screen. At this point the system will either verify the number, and then read you back a second set of number you will type in, or will forward to a live representative.

Someone from a far off land will answer the phone. Here is how the conversation will go.

You: Hi, I upgraded my motherboard and CPU and now windows is asking me to validate windows again.

Rep: Is this the first type you have registered windows?

You: No, I have been using it, but I upgraded my motherboard and CPU and it is now asking me to reregister.

Rep: Did this come with your computer or did you buy it seperately

You: Answer whichever is the case for your particular setup

Rep: How many computers do you have this running on at the moment.

You: Just this computer, no others.

Rep: Please read me the number on your screen.

You: Read the number on the screen clearly and precisely.

Rep: Thank you. I have a number for you to type in, I will give them to you in sets of 6 numbers each. He will then read you numbers that you will type in.

You: All done.

Rep: Press the continue button please.

You: Ok, looks like it is all working correctly now.

Rep: Have a nice day.

I have done this at least 10 times if not more. It is pretty simple, and I have called at all hours of the day and night. It is always the same.
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thanks for the advice, but its still very unstable, i don't understand what the issue is...

I have to hard power off the mobo everytime before it will post again, i'm going to try lowering my 8800GTX OC, see if that helps...

Ok, seems a little more stable after a repair of XP...

Still have to figure it out, i don't understand, it's pure stock, and still fails to POST...

I think something is DOA...
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