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hmm... well I found this after doing some research on the matter...
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http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/948435-completely-screwed-bootmgr.html

This guy somehow had what seems to be the same problem you have but he thinks he got it from malware or a virus. He had to install Windows on another partition that had some free space on it. That fixed his boot manager issues and he got into Windows after that. Hopefully there is another way around for you redface.gif

Edit: Yeah maybe you got a bad piece of hardware... Mine worked just fine from the get go rolleyes.gif Although the problem does seem like a bootmanager issue that I would think would still be present if you are using the same hard drives. Would be strange if the problem wasn't still there. But who knows maybe that will do it
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hmm... well I found this after doing some research on the matter...
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http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/948435-completely-screwed-bootmgr.html
This guy somehow had what seems to be the same problem you have but he thinks he got it from malware or a virus. He had to install Windows on another partition that had some free space on it. That fixed his boot manager issues and he got into Windows after that. Hopefully there is another way around for you redface.gif
Edit: Yeah maybe you got a bad piece of hardware... Mine worked just fine from the get go rolleyes.gif Although the problem does seem like a bootmanager issue that I would think would still be present if you are using the same hard drives. Would be strange if the problem wasn't still there. But who knows maybe that will do it

I put my old mobo in, booted up fine, in windows now, watching a movie.

im sending the heap back, ill ask for another. if it gives the same issue, ill find another mobo.
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dude..you have to wipe a hard drive and install a fresh windows when you build a computer..that's a given.
 
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dude..you have to wipe a hard drive and install a fresh windows when you build a computer..that's a given.

No, its not.

Im not building a computer.... I am replacing dead ram and an aged motherboard. Since i do not have a bootable disc, that is not an option. For some reason my Windows 7 disc only installs to partitions, it will not boot.
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here is a link for you that you sould read
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Update: I spent about an hour on the phone with Microsoft this morning to try and get some more detailed answers.

Here is a document written primarily for Educator Systems Admins, but I have been assured that the OEM portions apply to all OEM products (XP & Vista included).

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•What is the difference between OEM product and Full-Packaged Product (FPP)?
ANSWER. OEM products are intended to be preinstalled on hardware before the end user purchases the product. They are “shrink wrapped†and do not come in a box like the retail products do. Full-Packaged Product (FPP) is boxed with CD(s), manuals, and the EULA and is sold in retail stores in individual boxes. The End User License Agreements (commonly referred to as “EULAsâ€) for OEM and FPP products are slightly different. One main difference is that an OEM operating system license (such as the license for Windows) cannot be transferred from its original PC to another PC. However, the FPP version of Windows may be transferred to another PC as long as the EULA, manual and media (such as the backup CD) accompany the transfer to the other PC. Also, when a customer purchases an OEM product, the OEM license requires the OEM to provide support for the product.


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•Can I transfer my operating system license from an old PC to a new one?
ANSWER. Not unless it was purchased as a Full-Packaged Product from a retail store (i.e., Windows in a box). Current OEM licenses for all Microsoft operating system products are not transferable from one machine to another. The End User License Agreement (EULA) governs the terms for transfer of licenses. Some EULAs for copies of certain older OEM operating system products (i.e., MS-DOS®, Windows® 3.1, and Windows for Workgroups 3.1) distributed in 1995 or earlier may permit transfer of the OEM operating system software license under limited circumstances. (See Software Product Transfer section of your End User License Agreement.)


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•If I “retire†a PC with an OEM license on it, can I use that software on a new PC?
ANSWER. No. To put it simply, OEM product is “married†to the original PC on which it was installed. Current OEM licenses are not transferable from one machine to another. The software cannot be moved from PC to PC, even if the original PC it was installed on is no longer in use. This is true for all OEM software – operating systems and applications.


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•Rather than purchase completely new PCs, my organization performs in-place upgrades to the hardware on many of our computers. We often times only replace the motherboard, processor, and memory. Since the COA is still on the case and the OS is still installed on the hard drive, this computer is still licensed, right?
ANSWER. Generally, you may upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on your computer and maintain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software, with the exception of an upgrade or replacement of the motherboard. An upgrade of the motherboard is considered to result in a "new personal computer." Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred from one computer to another. Therefore, if the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect then a new computer has been created, the original license expires, and a new full operating system license (not upgrade) is required. This is true even if the computer is covered under Software Assurance or other Volume License programs.
I asked for specific clarification on the following secion:


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Therefore, if the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect then a new computer has been created, the original license expires, and a new full operating system license (not upgrade) is required.

Microsoft defines a defect by the warranty period of the device or motherboard (for home built machines). If you buy a Dell and it breaks and they replace it with a different machine, then they are responsible for replacing the voided OS license. (I suspected this was the case, and it was confirmed). In the case of a home built machine, if the motherboard is replaced via an RMA from the manufacturer and replaced with the identical model, than you are not breaking the license by reactivating.

I also asked specifically about cases where the MS activation line will give out activation codes for invalid licenses. He acknowledged that this practice does occur and stresses that you will not be proteced if audited. You are expected to follow the licensing guidlines. If you request a re-activation code for a new machine (as defined above) you may still be prosecuted even if you were given the code from Microsoft. Granted that you would have to be audited, but there was a suggestion that changes to that specific area might be forthcoming.



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Also I now have the number of the department that will verify any licensing questions. There are tons of departments that you might get tossed around to, but the following number should get you directly to the guys that can answer OEM specific license questions.

1-800-426-9400 (option 6 - System Builders)



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This document does contain a broken link that seems like it would describe in more detail what minor hardware changes are allowed. I have a second request into Microsoft for an updated link.






























































































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I do not see how that applys to my situation? I've had two motherboards on this install, its a little over 2 years old. I should be able to have a third...
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sometimes you can get away with it if you stay with the same manufacture of board but the coa is atacted to the boards sn#
I just did that I had a Asus am3 board and got a new asus board but when I replaced the board in my g/fs computer I when from a MSI board to a Gigabyte board had to reinstall windows
post #18 of 23
ok..so do this..under administrative tools in control panel..computer management..storage..disk management..take a partition ..shrink it..then make a new partition..or delete one or something..you can only have 3 partitions afaik
also..uninstall all your chipset drivers/all drivers and cut out the pagefile before you install windows
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new board, different chipset = different drivers.
Stop making it so complicated, just install a fresh install of windows. If you don't have a disc, just download one and use your existing key.

In the bios disable your floppy and set your boot order correctly. if you bought a asus board turn express gate and stuff off.
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SOUNDS WICKED LAME

ill back up my stuff on my External HDD, put my HDD in my other computer, load up windows 7 and do a fresh install.
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