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XP Reboots while loading or after loading MUP.SYS

I have rebuilt a dead machine for a friend, the computer started but nothink ever happend, i changed the MB to a Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro G, new VC Inno3D 5200, P43.2Ghz CPU and 512 DDR RAM from best knowledge the machine was AMD CPU, 128MB RAM, Gigabyte MB with onboard VGA. The HD is an 80GB maxtor drive.
When i started the machine it restarted itself, it done this about 3 times before i tried a safemode startup, the machine reboots i believe after MUP.sys has loaded (if i remember correcter is shows files that have loaded??) if not then it fails on loading MUP.sys
I disabled auto restart and got a long error, when looking this error up it referrs to a NON BOOTABLE DEVICE............
Ive done some research and found the error and the fixes are quite astonishing. They range from replacing RAM, Switching PCI componenets around, using recovery console etc etc, all of which have failed..............

At present i am installing WINXP on another HD with the aim of slaving the other HD to either run SCANDSK or just to retrieve essential files, any help please on this very peculiar problem??
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gecko_au2003Commented:
I had a simmiliar question with regards to this on the windows 2000 section, so not sure if this is of any help, but worth a look at :

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_21305283.html

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gecko_au2003Commented:
Other then that see if you can use the windows xp and repair console I believe it is and use the FIXMBR command or something along those lines :) I will post a website with regards to a windows xp repair site but it has lots of other useful info :)
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gecko_au2003Commented:
Search around on this site :

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

His site has lots of useful info with regards to windows xp full fresh clean installs all the way through to how to do a repair install , etc :)
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gecko_au2003Commented:
Also what about the bios, do you have the hard drive selected as the first bootable device ?
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gumukAuthor Commented:
sorry forgot to mention have already tried using ASR and recovery console to no avail, @ gecko i changed the HD to first bootable device before the very first startup, i have since changed it back i have also disbaled as much as can be incl. cdr but this still does not help!

chkdsk from RC tells me it found errors but doesnt say what!
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gumukAuthor Commented:
at gecko again, i have never used the FIXMBR command, how do i use it?
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gecko_au2003Commented:
Did you look at that URL with regards to re installing the hard drive controller or w/e that was ??
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FermionCommented:
Just a guess, but did you forget to install the chipset drivers for your new motherboard? That happened with a friend of mine. It would be on a CD supplied with the MB.
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gecko_au2003Commented:
If you dont have that, you can always get the latest drivers for your motherboard from your motherboard manufacturer !! ;)
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gecko_au2003Commented:
From there website I mean, making sure you get the correct one for your motherboard :)
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honnieCommented:
Suspect HDD failure. U did e right thing to use another HDD to backup ure impt data. Sometimes, scandsk dun show much problem with the HDD. U can further determine if this HDD is "gone-case" by using a win98 bootdisk to format it. Ofcuz, if it is in NTFS, u can use ure winxp cd to do a quick format to FAT32 and then use the win98 boot disk to do a low level format. It will show u the bad sector allocation.

U may wanna check the HDD if it is under warrenty.
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gumukAuthor Commented:
@ Fermion, cant get into WINXP at all to install or deinstall anything, that was another fault of mine.
I have an idea of copying the HD to another HD then reparing the WINXP installation on the original HD
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gumukAuthor Commented:
ok have just been reading up on the MBR. I now understand how and why it works but am not to sure if this will fix my problem, i have since slaved the original HD and have removed all essential files from it. The link posted indicates that the FIXMBR cmd should be used if no volumes on that disk can be accessed, i have no problem accessing the disk i have a problem with it loading windows.
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gumukAuthor Commented:
Ok well i fixed the problem, i basicly done what i said, i copied the the HD just to make a backup, just in case, i then just booted from CD and instead of using recovery console i just let windows auto detect prevous installations and then repaired it, from what i saw it seems like windows removes previous setup and reinstalls itself, anyway it worked and has left the HD intact and fully configured the way it was. Took less than an hour. So if anyone has the prob try this solution but just backup your files first, just in case.
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gecko_au2003Commented:
No Objections here !! Glad to hear you sorted the problem out !
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