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Got new mobo, now Vista won't boot.

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#1 God For Hire

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:57 AM

I'm in the process of building a new PC. I already had the thing put together and had Vista installed when some other hardware issue caused me to get a new mobo. Now that that issue is taken care of and the new mobo installed and bios up to date, Vista will not boot.

Every time I try to boot in all the different safe modes, last good config or normally it gets to the boot window with the bar at the bottom that moves(sorry the name is escaping me right now). The bar moves for 15-30 seconds then freezes. Then a blue screen flashes for a split second and the PC reboots.

I've tried to just reinstall windows, but it freezes after the moving bar screen. It gets to what looks like the first screen on the OS with the mouse that I can move around for about 30 seconds then it just freezes and stays there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:12 AM

Is this the same model motherboard as the one you replaced, and using the same processor?
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#3 I.T. Works

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

Your problem is that your Vista install was set up according to the specific hardware that was connected to it when you installed. So when you changed your mobo Vista got confused. You need to use your Vista cd, boot from it and do a repair install. It's not the first repair option, it's the second after you pick to install windows and it shows you your current Windows versions. Hit R, let it install and you should be good to go.

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