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Hi Guys<br />
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A friend of mines computer has a BSOD on start up. Its a new system, self built but the harddrive is from a older system with an XP operating system already installed.<br />
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Do we need to do a fresh install of windows with the current mobo, ram, cpu etc and could that be causing the BSOD?<br />
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If the mobo in the new system has changed from what it was in the other system then you will need a fresh install or a repair install (which keeps all the data but some of the installed apps will not work as certain parts of the registry are lost).<br />
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I do this every 6months to keep my rig running well <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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If you dont know how to do this I will explain it <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> ( well try too) lol
 

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Thanks fot the reply but theres no need.<br />
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I sold a guy a motherboard a few weeks ago and he's built a system around it but decided to use an old hardrive with an OS already installed on it and wondered why he got the BSOD. <br />
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He thought I had sold him a dodgy motherboard so I wanted him to see a post by one of you guys to show him that a fresh install of windows will most likely solve the problem<br />
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Thanks<br />
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Joe
 

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Fresh is always best! <br />
Even if it repairs who knows what garbage is still cluttering the Regestry!
 

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clean install everytime<--FTW
 
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