Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:02 AM
Hi Shaef, and welcome to bleepingcomputer.
A little prevention would make a big difference, install a good surge protector. There are those who swear by Acronis's True Image for cloning their hdd contents.
Let me see if I have this right, you have tried to reinstall the OS with no luck, did you reformat the drive first or wipe it?
If you are replacing the motherboard and it has a different chip set and you try to use the old hdd you will have problems, the hdd recognized the old chip set of the original motherboard and introducing the new chip set will confuse it, usually fatally.
If I have misunderstood or if you have more questions please post back to us.
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