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Windows won't boot after installing new Mobo and processor

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#1 JKMan


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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

So, after installing a new motherboard and processor into my computer, Windows 7 no longer boots. I would gladly reinstall it, but the installer says that it can't work because of the disc drive. Now, I'm at a stalemate and don't know what do do at this point. I tried referring to the instructions guide, but nothing has prevailed.

Foxconn A74MX-K
AMD Phenom 9850 2.5ghz

It finds the processor just fine, but I can't get any OS working. The BIOS are working correctly, and I've tried changing settings, but nothing has prevailed.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

If you changed the motherboard...and are trying to use a hard drive which has the drivers for a totally different motherboard...your chances of failure/frustration are pretty high, IMO.

Take a read for some explanation: Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

It can be done, but it's not guaranteed...which is why if's often suggested to just do a clean install of the O/S.


#3 JKMan

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:52 PM

Ok, well, I'm running DBAN on my hard drive because I figure making the hard drive like new will help. After a long while on the chat, that's all I could come up with.

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