I have recently assembled a computer and I can only start it in safe mode. I never seem to be able to start it up normally I have already got the latest drivers for the motherboard and still nothing. This computer was made from parts of an old Dell computer and the operating systems was obtained after installing the Hard Drive. All I did was get a new case, motherboard, and processor and I don't have a regular OS disc only discs from eMachines and Dell.
These are the parts I used to create the computer:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Gigabyte GA-K8NS Nforce 3 250GB APEX TU-163 Mid-Tower ATX 620MB RAM PNY Verto GeForce FX 5200 PCI (Old computer had no AGP slot) Samsung SD-616T DVD 16X Western Digital 40GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
im not very good at all this stuff, but id say make sure that everythin is 100% fitted in, incase something isnt in properly
Dell uses security coding to prevent this kinda reassembly, you may have to get a new OS disk to make you comp function normally. Hard to remember how they go about doing it, but Im pretty sure all you need is a new fresh copy of windows.
It isn't just Dell in this case, Microsoft also has built in protection against this kind of buildup without reinstalling windows. Windows XP is designed to be activated as everyone knows by now. Under XP, you can make some hardware changes, but after you reach five hardware changes, Windows "thinks" you're trying to bootleg or get around that activation process. As a result, you will run into all sorts of problems just like the ones you are having now. Solution, you need a fresh install of Windows. Honestly, after a I put a machine together, I would start with a fresh install of Windows anyway, even if it didn't need to be activated. You're just better off.
Operative34997Honestly, after I put a machine together, I would start with a fresh install of Windows anyway, even if it didn't need to be activated. You're just better off.
I agree. In all my time I have only gotten 1 HDD with preinstalled windows to boot up regulary on a new system. Im suprised he got it started in the first place..
agree, fresh install of xp pro, do not use disks from dell.