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Hey everyone. I'm glad I found a forum for these kinds of things. Well, let me first say I'm okay with computers, so my terminolgy might be off...

Ok, when I first installed Windows XP into my system, it went fine, but the first time it tried to boot up, it froze and had a blue screen saying something was wrong with my ide controllers or something like that.

So after weeks of trying, I pulled out the IDE cable from the enhanced IDE port on my Abit motherboard and plug the IDE cable back into the regular port. Windows XP booted up fine.

Now, I just bought a new motherboard, that only has enhanced IDE ports, so again, Windows XP freezes with the blue screen. I have a Western Digtal 40 gig hard drive, it's about 2 years old. Anyone have ideas? Thank you.
 
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Welcome to the forums Yeemix......:D

Did you do a clean install of XP or did you do an upgrade over a previous version?
 

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Thanks guys, but I figured out the problem. When I connected my hard drive to the motherboard, I had it set as a master, instead of that 40-pin configuration. Now that I switched it, works fine. Thanks again.
 
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