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post #1 of 29
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I just switched the motherboard on my Wifes PC and when it starts loading windows 7 (the flag shows for about .5 seconds and it reboots) Is there a way to fix this other than re-installing windows. EVERYTHING but the Mobo is the same.
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post #2 of 29
use the repair option on the windows CD i believe you always have to do that lol
post #3 of 29
Is it even the same brand, same chipset?
post #4 of 29
Whenever you replace the motherboard it is a good idea to reinstall the operating system.
Edited by retrogreq - 8/1/11 at 7:21am
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post #5 of 29
Try the "use last settings that worked" and if that doesnt safe mode to install chipset drivers, also what is your hard disk set as in the bios ide or ahci?
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Best thing --> reinstall Windows
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post #7 of 29
I always reinstall Windows if I upgrade a major component like a motherboard, CPU, and of course, hard drive. While it takes more time and preparation, it's worth it for the lack of headaches/issues.
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post #8 of 29
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i will format and reinstall later but she has to have it up tonight for work. I don't want her to lose anything. It's not the same mobo brand/chipset. It's an asus p5n32-e sli plus. For some reason i can't remember what button i have to push to get into boot menu for safe mode... I feel stupid even saying that...
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post #9 of 29
As said previous. Place the windows disk in and choose repair. And it will check the hard drive for issues and then repair them. Once it is done you should be able to boo into windows. Unless you had raid-0 intel/marvel on another controller and went to marvel/intel. The old switch will cause issue.

F8 is the button you want to hit after the bios loads. But if you hit it too fast you will get a boot menu, so wait after that part. Right before the windows logo starts.
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and i did use the repair option.. even though it has never worked for me in the past with win7
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