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#1 algoa

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:16 AM

I had 2HDs on my machine 1 vista 1 XP not dual boot but independent selecting from boot option in bios.
When I replaced my MB with a Gigabyte X38 both my drives were unbootable and repair would not work. Any ideas?
I then added another HD and re-loaded everything. Now every so often my computer locks or reboots. In the bios my new HD (c:) is missing can only returns when turning computer off and on. A reboot does not find it.
Please advise

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 03:14 AM

Hi Algoa, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

The registry recognizes certain IDs from the chipset of the motherboard, and when you changed the motherboard you introduced another chipset which means another set of IDs, and this confuses the operating system and usually requires a fresh installation of the operating system.

Do have only the one hdd in the computer now?

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:48 AM

Thanks dc3 It explains re-installing. 4hdd.

Any ideas on vanishing hd

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 10:39 AM

Have you checked the connections on the hdd?

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