Originally Posted by Zumlah
I hever never formatted my hard drive or changed the motherboard but do you think this is what I may have to do, to get a new motherboard?
No, I didn't say that. I was just trying to explain what he was talking about
: he was basically asking if you made any significant hardware upgrades without formatting and starting over afterward. So the answer is No, you only installed new memory.
However, I'm at a point now where I do recommend formatting and starting over. You'll need to boot from the Windows 7 DVD and choose the "Custom (advanced)" installation (screenshot
After that, you'd need to make sure your hard drive is selected. Then you'd click "Drive options (advanced)" (screenshot
From this, click "Delete", "New", and then "Format".
After that, click "Next" to begin the installation