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Motherboard swap - having some issues loading Win7


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#1 Syborg

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hello all,

I just switched out my mobo from an Asus P8H67-M-LX to a P8Z77-V LK board, the guy at the computer store said that I should still be able to run windows and install any chipset drivers etc in the windows environment. The install went well, but windows will not startup, does this mean that i have to do a fresh install of windows or is there any way around this? Any help would be much appreciated.

 

I have 8 gig of ram

i5 - 2400, 3.10 GHz 6 MB cache LGA 1155

 

 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 03:13 PM

Hi,

 

No, you DO NOT need to do a reinstall. Only the mass storage controller drivers need to be updated.

 

See the following links for details:

 

http://www.ubcd4win.com/contents.htm

 

Look under Registry Tools for a tool called Fix HDC   (Fix Hard Drive Controller)

 

Description: Fix the Hard Drive Controller when replacing your motherboard on an XP system, possible replacement for Fix IDE?

 

 

Even though it specifices "XP system", it also works on Vista, and 7. Probably 8 too (I can't confirm).

 

Here's another write-up you will get information from:

 

http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/fixide/  The author had it built into his tool called D7 but it has changed a lot since I last experimented with it and I'm not able to find it now. I think it's because it's under "Offline Ops". It should be called Fix IDE or Fix HDC. Both are good tools for this type of repair :)

 

Good luck!


Edited by thisisu, 28 July 2013 - 03:30 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

Well...the drivers and settings on the hard drive...are for a totally different motherboard and Windows will see that as a major change (and probably won't boot from the old hard drive.  I'd have to agree with the person who told you that a clean install would be needed, with the possible exception that the two boards involved reflect very similar or same components.

 

Let us know how your effort following the suggestions by thisisu go :), such a tool would be useful to many.

 

I'm wondering what you refer to when you say "you did the install"...my guess is that you are talking about the new motherboard.

 

Can you verify?

 

Louis

 

For The Record:  Microsoft deems a change of motherboard a new system...so you may not be able to activate the old install with the new board.  My experience is that they are none too viginlant about this when it comes to XP...but Win 7 is still a "cash crop" for them.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:06 PM

Yes I was reffering to the instalation of the motherboard, Im trying to creat a bootable CD right now and now having any luck, after reading the help files, it says that there are some issues with Vista but does not mention anything about Win7, I will let you all know of my progress...thank you.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

No luck here...thanks I even tried Hiren Boot Cd  http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd that had the same tool and it didnt show up in the boot menu.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

No luck here...thanks I even tried Hiren Boot Cd  http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd that had the same tool and it didnt show up in the boot menu.

 

If using this CD, you must run the Fix_IDE / HDC_fix program while in "Mini Windows XP". :)


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

Ok thanks, i got into the fix hdc program and its giving me errors...looking like i will have to format after all...but thanks for your help ;-)



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:43 AM

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

Just one final update....alll went well with the clean install and it was no problem activating windows with the new motherboard (thank God).

You guys are the best!

 

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:45 AM

Appreciate the feedback...happy computing :).

 

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 02:41 PM

Hi,
 
No, you DO NOT need to do a reinstall. Only the mass storage controller drivers need to be updated.
 
See the following links for details:
 
http://www.ubcd4win.com/contents.htm
 
Look under Registry Tools for a tool called Fix HDC   (Fix Hard Drive Controller)
 
Description: [/size]Fix the Hard Drive Controller when replacing your motherboard on an XP system, possible replacement for Fix IDE?[/size]
 
 
Even though it specifices "XP system", it also works on Vista, and 7. Probably 8 too (I can't confirm).
 
Here's another write-up you will get information from:
 
http://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/fixide/  The author had it built into his tool called D7 but it has changed a lot since I last experimented with it and I'm not able to find it now. I think it's because it's under "Offline Ops". It should be called Fix IDE or Fix HDC. Both are good tools for this type of repair :)
 
Good luck!


I have been looking for hours on how to resolve a 7b bsod and was able to use the fix_hdc to resolve the problem. I was hesitant to use it as it didn't say windows 7. Thanks for the post it helped me tremendously.




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