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Changing controller on an existing, but offline Windows 7 64 installation


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#1 helping hands

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:18 PM

Have a computer where the integrated SATA controllers failed, they do not have a backup system which allows the installation of "different/additional" storage controllers or "dissimilar" machines.

 

i've installed another SATA Controller, and the computer is able to boot of the drive, but not successfully load Windows and

runs through the various "repair" options but fails.

 

I've scanned the hard drive with various hard drive tools, including virus scans, the drive passes.

 

Prior to Vista and Win7, it was possible to manually edit files within the OS to manually include drivers and change drives, partitions, etc..etc..

 

I am attempting to use another backup system, to attempt to image the existing drive, and use their restore process to see if I can insert the additional controller drivers.

 

How might I accomplish this with Win7 if this doesn't work?

 

Thank you!


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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

Hi

 

It is possible if you have the unpacked Windows 7 driver files of the current storage controller. What you need to do is to boot from the "Windows 7" setup DVD, System repair CD or from a "WinPE 3.0" and use the DISM command to inject the storage controller driver . You will find more info in the below links.

 

http://christian.hofstaedtler.name/blog/2013/01/using-dism-to-add-drivers.html

 

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/?showtopic=192550



#3 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:40 PM

Hi

 

A more detailed guide with step by step instructions is here : http://www.dowdandassociates.com/blog/content/howto-repair-windows-7-install-after-replacing-motherboard/



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:34 PM

Much appreciated BC Advisor, I'm in the process of working with this now.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

Worked perfectly!

 

Many thanks!



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:39 PM

You are welcome mate  :thumbup2: .






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