Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:38 PM
I'm repairing a Packard-Bell iMedia J2411 UTOW-SFR tower PC fitted with a Foxconn PT 890 7MG8ERS2H motherboard. The Foxconn mobo is faulty, won't start at all and emits a repeating long beep. I have to transfer the Vista installed on the hard disk to a replacement ASRock N68-GS3 UCC mobo which I've fitted to replace the Foxconn mobo. Vista starts to boot then immediately gives a BSOD with a 0x7B error which I believe means that it won't recognise the SATA hard disk controller. I've tried the Repair option on the Windows Vista DVD but it won't fix the problem because Vista installed on the hard disk should have been changed to the standard hard disk drivers while it was still connnected and working on the old Foxconn mobo. The trouble is it wasn't and I can't go back to the old installation to carry this out before transferring the hard disk to the new ASRock mobo (which I believe is the normal way of doing a hardware transfer). Obviously the Windows Recovery on the Vista DVD can recognise the hard disk because it uses standard drivers. I have tried the Load Drivers option in the Vista Recovery locating the SATA driver files on the ASRock driver disk, but this doesn't work either! Does anyone know if it is possible to do a Regedit on the hard disk Vista installation to change the registry to read the standard hard disk drivers which must be on there? The Vista Recovery does allow a Regedit operation. I'm really desperate to fix this because there is some unique software installed on the hard disk which the owner needs to use when the PC is repaired. Thanks in anticipation!!