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Bought a new Motherboard/Ram/CPU and can't get it to work


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#1 Dave3230

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 05:18 PM

Bought a new mobo w/cpu and ram and can't get it to work.

Swapped out my mobo with new cpu and ram.
Startup, It wouldn't post. Fans ran, led light on, optical drive working but no post or video.
Moved my ram around, No beeps.. With all sticks removed I was getting 1 long beep followed by 2 short.  Then I had 1 stick in the B1 slot, Finally got it to post
Got it to the bios but could not get the OS to boot up.
Tried moving my hard drive sata ports, nothing.
kept getting a samsung safe erase hard drive window wanting to erase my hard drive.  Finally clicked ok, and tried to erase my ssd drive, got an error window saying my hard drive was frozen and to unplug replug it's sata cable, did it with no success.
Tried to reload an earlier version of windows with no success.
Also removed my video card and used the onboard video

After 5 hours of frustration I gave up, removed the new Mobo/Ram/Cpu.  Put in my old stuff and all is as it was.

Bad Motherboard?
Bad Ram?
User error?

Thanks for your help,
Dave



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Posted 10 October 2016 - 05:26 PM

If you are trying to use the old hard drive...with what is essentially, a new system...you should expect problems.  See HERE.

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:41 AM

A Windows operating system it tied to the motherboard.  If you change the motherboard or CPU Windows will recognize this and may not even boot.  But there is a way around this if this is a retail copy of Windows, that is to use the Sysprep to generalize the hdd.  This will erase all of the identifiers Windows looks for, you will then be able to install the hdd in the new computer.

 

If you run sysprep on the HHD/SSD with Windows 7 or 8.1 and now 10 before using it with another motherboard you should be be able to boot from it without any complications. You want to remove all hardware identifiers from the HDD/SSD, this generalizes the drive.

Click on the Start orb, then type cmd in the Search box.

cmd will appear under Programs above the search box, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.

This will open the Elevated Command Prompt.

In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then
use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown.

Don't power the drive back on until it's in the other computer.

Note: You'll want to install the new motherboard chipset drivers for the new motherboard after moving the drive.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:32 PM

A Windows operating system it tied to the motherboard.  If you change the motherboard or CPU Windows will recognize this and may not even boot.  But there is a way around this if this is a retail copy of Windows, that is to use the Sysprep to generalize the hdd.  This will erase all of the identifiers Windows looks for, you will then be able to install the hdd in the new computer.

 

If you run sysprep on the HHD/SSD with Windows 7 or 8.1 and now 10 before using it with another motherboard you should be be able to boot from it without any complications. You want to remove all hardware identifiers from the HDD/SSD, this generalizes the drive.

Click on the Start orb, then type cmd in the Search box.

cmd will appear under Programs above the search box, right click on it and choose Run as administrator.

This will open the Elevated Command Prompt.

In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then
use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown.

Don't power the drive back on until it's in the other computer.

Note: You'll want to install the new motherboard chipset drivers for the new motherboard after moving the drive.

Thanks for your reply.

 

I will try that.

 

Ty






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