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Enable motherboard to see os

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#1 djd1


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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:56 PM

Hello, I recently replaced a fried mobo in my desktop with a new one but It does not see my existing o.s. I know it needs the drivers to work but no os no can install drivers. Is there a workaround for this on do I just have to reinstall my xp os? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:09 PM

If the motherboar isn't recocnizing the hard drive, meaning you get nothing as far as the OS is concerned, you need to check in the BIOS to make sure it is set properly for the hard drive.
Also check that the hard drive is connected properly.
Even with a new motherboard the OS should at least try to start , you should at least see something !
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

As fairjoeblue says, is the hard drive recognized correctly in the BIOS and set appropriately as the boot device?

If so, you probably will need to boot from the XP CD and do a Repair inatallation to enable Windows to boot with the new motherboard hardware. Then you can install the motherboard drivers and go from there.

If a repair install fails, you would need to re-install the OS from scratch.

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