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Win XP with all updates current
My motherboard blew. It had an AGP graphics card. Replaced the MB, CPU, and and a PCIx graphics card. Then booted to blue screen (BS) when agp440.sys was loaded. Renamed all instances and booted in safe mode, it BS'd at mup.sys. Reboot with boot log but ntbtlog.txt was not created.
I have access to the boot drive as a removeable usb drive on another computer. I added the following switch options in boot.ini: /bootlog /basevideo /sos /noguiboot but still get the BS at mup.sys.\ and still no boot log (just an old one from 2009).
I'm pretty sure that it still looks for the AGP card and errors off in spite of the /basevideo switch.
Looking in the registery, I find maybe a hundred lines that relate to the AGP card but simply eliminating them would likely make it worse.

Does anyone have a suggestion how to make XP default to /basevideo without trying to load the AGP drivers?

If I have an old computer with an AGP slot and SATA support, I could probably put my card and the HD in it and uninstall the card drivers which would then let me boot up in my new system.

Any other suggestions?
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colojim
 

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With a major change like that, you will need to do a Repair Install of XP to allow it to install drivers for the new hardware.

See this article for info:

Replace Motherboard on a Windows XP System

Is the new board PCI-X (PCI-eXtended) or PCI-E (PCI-Express)? If PCI-E, the XP disk you use MUST have at least SP2 included, as support for PCI-E was not added until then. If not, you'll likely get a BSOD (STOP 0x7E in PCI.SYS) when booting with the CD

If the XP Install is an OEM install, you may need to purchase a new copy of XP to be legal. The OEM License allows you to replace a failed MB, but it must be the same model as the orginal, or the model the manufacturer would provide as a warranty replacement if the original model is no longer available.
 

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I have the full bought version of XP PRO SP2 CD and the SP3 upgrade CD so I'm at SP3 with current MS updates. The Radeon HD 4650 graphic card is installed in a PCI Express X8 slot.

I'm trying to avoid the repair install with all it's headaches. If I can just get it use the generic VGA (640x480) driver that all graphic cards recognize then maybe I can uninstall the old graphics and install the new. I hope the new Bios will take care of the basic setup of the new board.

I have saved the registery on my other computer so I will dork around in boot disc registery and reload the original when I get it screwed up.

You are proably right that there is more to the problem than just the graphics. I'll let you know the results.

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