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Windows 7: New Motherboard and CPU problems

13 Oct 2012   #1
Mcshirtbubble

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New Motherboard and CPU problems

Hi all,
I have just bought a new motherboard and processor, and the OS doesn't seem to be booting.
I first bought the Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3, I put this in along with my new processor the Bulldozer FX8120, after placing them in my computer correctly, and as Windows 7 Ultimate started up it stopped at the loading screen, I then referred back to the Gigabyte website and noticed that my processor was not supported (i know; silly mistake). I then went on to buy the MSI 970A-G46; as all my past motherboards have been MSI (i did check to see if my processor was supported first). Upon placing it in my computer it did exactly the same thing, and stopped on the loading screen it the rebooted and suggested that I run System repair, this did nothing. Also I was hoping to install the drivers after I had the computer up and running (as i cannot connect my very old DVD drive) off the internet; but i will hopefully have a new DVD drive by the end of today and shall see what happens.
can anyone please help me.


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13 Oct 2012   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya MC and welcome Mate am not real sure of what you are asking here for instance the OS is this a new OEM, retail, or what for the MSI board?

If you installed an OS on the Giga mobo then it will be tied to that one, so that OS will not be accepted by Microsoft as a genuine copy on the MSI board. I know this doesn't answer your query per se' but it's a start.
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13 Oct 2012   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Start fresh. Format the hard drive and go back through installing Windows. Make sure beforehand to change the SATA controller to AHCI in the BIOS if it is not already set that way. See how that works out.
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13 Oct 2012   #4
Mcshirtbubble

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I really don't want to format my HDD if it's possible, but at the moment I am running an MSI motherboard and duel core processor and that works fine its just when I change over to my new CPU and motherboard.
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13 Oct 2012   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

You still didn't say whether you used the OS from a retail or OEM disk on the Gigabyte board first and then tried installing it - the very same retail or OEM OS disk on the MSI board so which is it or have you now got two retail or OEM OS disks?

Am asking for the reasons I spoke of in post #2
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13 Oct 2012   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mcshirtbubble View Post
I really don't want to format my HDD if it's possible, but at the moment I am running an MSI motherboard and duel core processor and that works fine its just when I change over to my new CPU and motherboard.
If I understand what you post, you moved an HD with a Windows installation to a different motherboard.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

A clean install on the new system is recommended.

The middle ground is to put the drive back on the original motherboard, and run "sysprep" to generalize it:

What is Sysprep?

However you do it, you will probably have to activate Windows on the new system again. I hope that you have a license that will permit that (not OEM).
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13 Oct 2012   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

What he is saying is are you using a RETAIL computer that you have upgraded the mobo/cpu in? If you are using the same HDD from your RETAIL PC, but a different mobo/cpu and expect it to boot up, it ain't happenin. If you have any data on your HDD that you need, back it up somewhere, and then format it. Once it is completely clean, use a disk or flash drive to re-install Windows on it. After that is done, if you change mobo's again, guess what.........you'll have to do that process again.
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13 Oct 2012   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Bob which is what I was trying to find out as it seemed to me that the OS was installed on the Giga board and like you say being run on a MSI board from the installed HDD.

Now I think he might get lucky like I was - if he appeals to M$ to let him change it over. Only my problem was the original board died, and mine was an OEM.

In any case I reckon a wipe of the HDD and totally clean reinstall would be in order to make absolutely sure things wee tickety boo.
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13 Oct 2012   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I am running an MSI motherboard and duel core processor and that works fine its just when I change over to my new CPU and motherboard.
Make sure you have the latest bios installed, which is 7693v10 according to here,

MSI Global ? Mainboard - 970A-G46

It could be that that board didn't support the FX CPU's in its initial release and support was added after, which means updating the bios before it will work (Asus did this with most of their 970 and 990 based boards). If you don't have the latest and yours is one of those, you will have to to the flash using the dual core you have in now. Then once done you can swap the FX in.

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Yes Bob which is what I was trying to find out as it seemed to me that the OS was installed on the Giga board and like you say being run on a MSI board from the installed HDD.
Sounds to me more like what is on the HDD came from the computer/motherboard before the Gigabyte board.
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14 Oct 2012   #10
Mcshirtbubble

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry to confuse everyone, but this is my custom computer I built years ago, the OS I installed is on one of my 3 HDDs and I use to have both XP and Windows 7 Ultimate, but then I removed the one with XP a few months ago. Also the OS was a on a disk that I installed about 6 months ago.
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