Windows crashing on startup after switching Mobo

I switched out my mobo today, and now Windows is crashing (and immediatly restarting) on startup.  I didn't change ANY configuration other then the Motherboard.  All hardware is recognized and set up properly in the BIOS.  It will not start up in safe mode either.

New Motherboard: Asus P4P800 SE... old motherboard: Matsonic MS9327E
Processor: P4 2.4 ghz 533 FSB

Windows DOES try to start up, though I do not see the loading splash screen, because after restarting, it asks whether I'd like to start in Normal mode, last good configuration, safe mode, etc.  So it is not a problem with drives being recognized.  Also, I only have one Boot installation... no linux, no second installation of windows.  I DO have two hard drives but the secondary is only for data.

Any Ideas???  Thanks in advance.  Points can be increased if required, but I'm thinking this is something simple that I am overlooking.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello jonnyz0109 =)

I think u are required to do a Repair Install :-?

Replace Motherboard on a Windows XP System
http://www.theeldergeek.com/replace_motherboard.htm

Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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cosol27Commented:
Hi
Take a look here;
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314082

I use the above procedure when changing the motherboard goes wrong, and the new m'board wont boot.
You will have to connect the old m'board back up temporarily to do this.
If your old m'board is kaput, then a repair install of XP may be called for.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

Good luck
CS
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cosol27Commented:
Oops, overlapping post... :)

CS
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
not at all a problem cosol =)
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
A new motherboard requires the new drivers.  The best way I have seen to ensure stability when changing out a motherboard with a different one is to do a clean install from scratch.
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jonnyz0109Author Commented:
sam - anyway I can drop my documents and settings folder from the old to the new and get things to work?  Although... I guess I'd still have to reinstall all of my programs, huh?

Guys, I'm going to try your suggestions tonight and tomorrow.  anyone else that has a suggestion please share.
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
What I have is any documents or data directories, including my outlook .pst under my documents.  Drop them off to a disk or CD.  Then reload your system from scratch and drop those directories back on.  Yes you will have to reload the programs, however you will have a much mor stable system without any of the old drivers or possible corruption they might bring.
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jonnyz0109Author Commented:
Sounds like that is what I have to do, the full reinstall.  I tried to do the repair install as per Shehar's instructions (which were very good btw!).  Now at least windows gets to the boot spash screen, and then a stop error displays.  The stop error information is as follows:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7946640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

If anyone has any suggestions within the next hour or so I will take a look at them, otherwise I'm just going to get started reinstalling things.  samccarthy - will I be fine if  I just do a full reinstall w/out formatting my drive?  My thoughts are to get to the repair console, rename windows directory to windows.old, and documents and settings to documents and  settings.old, then like you said once I have my clean install, drop at least my docs and settings folder in (i am the only user).  I'm guessing my windows directory is useless,  but again if i can grab anything from  there I will do so.  I figure I should leave my program files directory intact, then I can just start installing programs over top of themselves, so hopefully saved data (etc) will still be there after.

I have no worries about data loss, as all of my files are in a "My Documents" folder on a separate Hard drive.  I've thought ahead :)
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
you can read here,

How to troubleshoot "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324103

"STOP 0x0000007B" error message when you restart your Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q316401
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jonnyz0109Author Commented:
Well it looks like any number of things could  be wrong, judging by those articles.  I will be doing a reinstall... working on putting together a SP-2 install disk now, though it's taking longer then I expected.  I think I will probably just go  XP straight then up to SP2 immediately.
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Good Luck!!!   You can do a new install without formatting the drive, but the new version will probably pick up the old one and you will get a menu on boot with the system thinking that it has more than 1 OS.  I'd format myself, that way you can be sure.
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jonnyz0109Author Commented:
Well I've reinstalled Windows, without formatting.  If things are acting really strange I will go ahead and format it but I'm avoiding that for now (too many files to move around!)

Thanks for your suggestions and comments.

- Jonny
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