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Windows 7: Changed my motherboard and im wondering if i can avoid format

04 Dec 2011   #51
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You always treat a new motherboard as a "new" motherboard and enter the configuration setup FIRST. This gives the BIOS a chance to recognize and setup the hardware. I've replaced MBs and as long as it's the same model, Windows should start then re-load the drivers. You'll need to do this anyway to get your keyboard back during boot. Set the Legacy USB support back on if you want to be able to use the keyboard during boot.


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04 Dec 2011   #52
gregrocker

 

Carwiz can you suggest settings changes or setup in BIOS to avert this install hang?
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04 Dec 2011   #53
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
You always treat a new motherboard as a "new" motherboard and enter the configuration setup FIRST. This gives the BIOS a chance to recognize and setup the hardware. I've replaced MBs and as long as it's the same model, Windows should start then re-load the drivers. You'll need to do this anyway to get your keyboard back during boot. Set the Legacy USB support back on if you want to be able to use the keyboard during boot.
When i installed the new MB the first thing i did was to enter bios setup and reset the cmos,then the problems started.About the keyboard at legacy usb support it has a third option: "ONLY BIOS SETUP" with that option i can use my keyboard at the boot as well
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04 Dec 2011   #54
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Problem solved!Too bad i had to lose all my data however but at least i got it fixed.Thanks a lot greg i love you
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04 Dec 2011   #55
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Carwiz can you suggest settings changes or setup in BIOS to avert this install hang?
I don't know anything about LenOx other than I don't care to learn.

Looks like the OP found a cure anyway.
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04 Dec 2011   #56
gregrocker

 

Didn't know you'd lost your data. There are ways to copy it out with the Repair CD or Win7 DVD if they will boot, or Paragon Rescue CD freeware which will boot itself. Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Tips to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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04 Dec 2011   #57
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Do you by chance have a usb hub connected? Specifically the keyboard and or mouse through a hub? I remember seeing this as an issue and googled this:

WINDOWS 7 Boot-Up Problem with USB Hub - Microsoft Answers

Try booting Seven with no usb devices connected. A Guy

EDIT: Ooops, see you apparently did a clean install?
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05 Dec 2011   #58
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Do you by chance have a usb hub connected? Specifically the keyboard and or mouse through a hub? I remember seeing this as an issue and googled this:

WINDOWS 7 Boot-Up Problem with USB Hub - Microsoft Answers

Try booting Seven with no usb devices connected. A Guy

EDIT: Ooops, see you apparently did a clean install?
Still have issues with boot legacy sometimes it wont boot linux or windows installation even with disabling it and some other it will.Im going to do a clean windows 7 installation now because i had to format my hd first as ntfs and i will let you know.
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05 Dec 2011   #59
gregrocker

 

I would test the HD first using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Then use the same CD to wipe the HD to clear the boot sector.

Next boot the WIn7 DVD, choose Custom Install, use Drive Options if you want to partition, or just click Next and Win7 will partition for you with a 100mb boot partiition and the rest as your OS partition.

Adapt these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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05 Dec 2011   #60
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would test the HD first using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Then use the same CD to wipe the HD to clear the boot sector.

Next boot the WIn7 DVD, choose Custom Install, use Drive Options if you want to partition, or just click Next and Win7 will partition for you with a 100mb boot partiition and the rest as your OS partition.

Adapt these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
i tested my hd about a week ago and it didnt have any problem.im installing windows 7 at the moment and i will right away install the drivers when im done since they might be the cause for my unstable pc.

Also what about usb legacy support option should i change it back to enabled or leave it as it is?
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