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Replaced The Motherboard With Another But Different Chipset


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#1 rXg

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:14 PM

i had to replace the motherboard with d same brand but differnt chipset it has nw.how do i keep previous setting which i had in hard disk before replacing new motherboard any one can help me ?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

Anytime the mobo is replaced, the OS on the hard disk will have to be reinstalled or repaired. There is an exception to this, if the motherboards are the exact same models with the same BIOS.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:49 PM

What operating system are you using?
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:15 PM

When you take a hdd with a Windows OS installed on it that you have been using on one computer and then install it as a master in another computer you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a Intel article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen here .

"Moving a hard drive with Windows* 2000 or Windows XP* already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended.

If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer and you may not be able to start Windows. This is documented in Microsoft's knowledge base article. This is true even if you move the hard drive to a motherboard with the same chipset, as different hardware revisions can cause this issue as well.

Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you move your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error."


Alternatively, this method can be tried, but I would back up all of your important files to removable media like CDs, DVDs, Flash drives, or a second hdd.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:46 PM

If he just wants to save his user settings, he can use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, and burn them to disk.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:47 PM

:huh: thank u for ol ur comments out there i was trying one more thing i just booted the pc in SAFE mode then what hapend it always promting up found a new hardware then i was trying to install drivers as well but failed cos as it was in safe mode.somehow i got my ol back up and did a clear installation.thank u for ol of u once again for ur comments. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:00 PM

:thumbsup: *counts his blessings* Thank fully I have been lucky and nothing has messed up. I have done a few motherboard replacements and everything went ok without a reinstall. Although I did have to reactivate windows. I always back up first though.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 02 September 2008 - 04:01 PM.

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