New MotherBoard, Cant boot

I recently installed a new Intel MB for a customer. Along with a new processor, new memory and fan. Used old HDD. He has 2 Hard drives. Now when I try to boot, it gives me the boot options screen. I pick use last settings that work and it just goes back to boot menu screen again. Same thing if i pick safe mode or start normally. I checked the bios and it is detecting the HDD and set to boot to it. I do not have the CD or FDD hooked up.
bostonstausAsked:
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MarkCommented:
You need to do the reinstall in order for XP to reinstall the HAL ( hardware abstraction layer) When you use new components especially a motherboard, it will not run from the previous HAL.
Read through the whole page and Heed the warnings on the site that simpswr has provided, as you aren't looking to REPAIR XP through the recovery console, but to reinstall it through the xp installation cd.  
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simpswrCommented:
Unless the new board is exactly the same as the old one, you will have to do a repair install to get the correct drivers loaded.  . . and disconnect the second drive while you are troubleshooting.
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bostonstausAuthor Commented:
So i just install an xp cd and let it repair?
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simpswrCommented:
This is a good guide to performing a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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MarkCommented:
And to add , the reinstall gives you the option to repair the existing windows XP already installed on the old hard drive.
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nobusCommented:
here is how to swap mobo's in xp :

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/MovingXPNewMotherboard/MovingXP.htm      move XP to other mobo
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;nl;314070                       "     "     "    "      "   
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simpswrCommented:
. . snif . .
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nobusCommented:
also ..snif
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