Boot up problem on new computer

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mat-ko - Apr 30, 2012 at 07:05 AM
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- May 1, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Hey ya guys,

I have a problem. I bought brand new computer, wired all together, according to the manual, .. and now I have problem with booting up.

My configuration.. I wired together the mainboard, processor (AMD 4x2.7 MHz), 2x4GB ram, the graphic sound card, and the network adapter are embedded. And I got some sata hard disks. One of them contains previously installed Windows XP, ... I got a USB stick with new Ubuntu 12.04..

Now.. what happens. I try to boot from hard drive. The windows "menu" appears asking me about Normal mode, safe mode, .. booting from network maybe.. whatever I choose, it restarts the machine and the same menu appears. It does not boot up. When I insert the Ubuntu USB stick, it behaves the same way. Ubuntu menu appears, asking me about running from the disk, or installing ubuntu on hard drive etc. Whatever I choose, reboot follows, and the menu appears again. I only tried the memtest from the USB, it checked my RAM and it seems they work properly.

Any ideas what may solve the boot up problem? Maybe some wrong wiring? no idea.

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Apr 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM
You can't expect the previously installed version of Windows XP to work on the new computer. Windows customizes itself to the hardware it finds on the motherboard when it is installed. When you move hard drives they generally only work if they find the new motherboard has a similar chipset. Moving from an Intel chipset to an AMD chipset NEVER works. You probably will need to do a fresh install of Windows.

I suggest you disconnect the hard drives and try to boot Ubuntu from the USB drive. With a new computer build that fails to boot. It's best to disconnect all but the bare minimum of hardware and then add them back in one at a time. That way you identify what hardware is causing the problem.

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Thank you for the reply, good to know that.. about windows. yesterday i was trying again. It seems that after booting from usb, it... works somehow, it starts up. however - after the boot menu (run / install / whatever) i see just black screen. But usb had still some activity. so after it stopped, I tryed the Sleep mode key on keyboard and the comp put itself to sleep. i woke it up, and again, it worked. so i guess i got into the operating system. but with no screen. not even the loading bars before ubuntu starts up. just black screen.

Im thinking the graphics is somehow in trouble with the monitor? if that is possible :( my cpu is AMD A6-3670, it has embedded graphics, and some 24" BENQ monitor..
cpu http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/AMD+Llano/AMD+Llano+A6-3670K+Black+Edition+2.70GHz+%28Socket+FM1%29+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=47450
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May 1, 2012 at 02:55 PM
You should see a BIOS / Motherboard Logo screen even before it boot into the OS. If you don't see it then you do have a problem with the Video card.
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