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Windows 7: boot failure after transferring W7 HD to new mobo using sysprep


26 Sep 2012   #1

W7 enterprise 32
 
 
boot failure after transferring W7 HD to new mobo using sysprep

I have been trying to transfer my HD with Windows 7 enterprise32 to a new motherboard (Asus p8z77V). I followed the nice tutorial illustrating the use of sysprep prior to the swap (method one), everything went fine but when I booted my sysprep system on the new mobo it booted in Windows 7 for about 15 sec and then rebooted, asking for a startup repair (it says the system cannot be repaired). Tried booting in safe mode it reboots after loading some of the drivers. I have a system image file on a backup drive, but will need to reinstall the old mobo to make it work since itís on IDE HD and my p8 doesnít have any IDE port. It there is anything I can try before having to reinstall the old system? Thanks !

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26 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

you can attempt startup repair, but I'm not convinced it will solve your problem, to be perfectly honest the new set up will be much more stable if you install windows fresh to it anyway.
I'm guessing the drivers in place on the previous installation are just not working with the new system.
It's trying to recover the situation by updating to proper drivers but likely it's crashing before it can get to that point.

Anyhow startup repair may at least get you in under Safe Mode
Startup Repair
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26 Sep 2012   #3

W7 enterprise 32
 
 

thanks maguscreed, this would be the 'last' option as I would have to install fresh system, fresh programs, etc...but there might not be a quick fix to the problem anyway, for the moment I keep listening...
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26 Sep 2012   #4

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

does booting safe mode make no difference?
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26 Sep 2012   #5

W7 enterprise 32
 
 

unfortunately not, i get a few drivers listed up and then it reboots
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26 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Make sure Windows 7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition are marked Active: Mark Partition Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If this fail run Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the installation to adapt it correctly. The new iteration of this is here: http://www.vistax64.com/1375782-post8.html
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28 Sep 2012   #7

W7 enterprise 32
 
 

solved after reactivating the syspreped disk on the old mobo, sysprep again and this time it was ok on the new one...thanks to all for you advice
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