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Hey,

I just switched my old HDD to my Gateway computer and I'm getting BSOD when starting up Windows. I know it has something to do with the drivers and Windows 7 from the HDD being in a new Computer, but how do I reformat without losing some of my old files like music and such?

I tried repairing the system, but it didn't work. I do have a Windows 7 CD, is it possible that I can wipe out the old Windows from my HDD using killdisk and install windows 7 again?
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post #2 of 6
Windows is missing (or not starting) boot-time drivers for your disk controller. If you have ANY option at all to enable AHCI on your Gateway computer in the BIOS, this would be the easiest solution.
Otherwise editing the registry via a recovery console to enable legacy storage (IDE) should resolve the issue.

I think there's a guide here somewhere.... need to find it tongue.gif
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Is AHCI already enabled there?
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post #4 of 6
Yeah it looks like it. Switch it over to IDE instead. Sounds like Windows does not have the AHCI drivers for your chipset on that PC.
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Oh nice it works tompsonn. +Rep. Windows already booted up. I'll install the drivers now.
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Originally Posted by Psyrical View Post

Oh nice it works tompsonn. +Rep. Windows already booted up. I'll install the drivers now.

Good idea wink.gif
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