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Windows 7: Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

15 Dec 2014   #1
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Driver problems after changing motherboard without reinstalling window

Hi guys

After "successfully" booting into windows after changing motherboard whitout reinstalling windows I have some issues that I think mostly is driver related. Everything in desktop look the same, windows seem very stable and many programs seem to work but I have a hard time installing new drivers and gettiing online.

Serious problems:
1. Installing new drivers often fail.
2. Windows automatic "Installing device drivers software" routine have runned for 3-4 hours now and all drivers have "failed".
3. Updating drivers in device manager just hang forever.

Minor issues:
4. When shutting down/restart it hang on "shutting down" after leaving desktopc for a long time.
In the end it BSOD each time with this message: driver power state failure
5. When booting, right before reaching login screen, I get black screen where I only can see
a mouse pointer, and I also loose power/connection with mouse and keyboard. A workaround atm is to turn of pc, disconnect power cable and all Usb plugs and then start again, then I reach login screen.
6. Failed to initialize display driver wrapper. (guess I need to reinstall graphic drivers)

I think all this is somehow related to drivers and Im not sure where to start. I have a image of the system so I can test things and if it fail I can go back.
The most important I think is install new motherboard drivers and get online but since I still have many drivers left from my previous motherboard I have no idea what to do or what order to do it.
Am I missing something to install new drivers?, Should I run a reg cleaner, should I nuke all old drivers, should I try to install new drivers on top of old ones or what???

Would love any help on this so I can get my windows up and running again.
Cheers


Some information
Windows 7 64 bit
Old motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
New motherboard: Gigabyte Z97 Gaming G1

What I did before I changed motherboard
In device manger:
Hard disk controller set to generic
Uninstalled Nvidia/Relatek sound devices
USB set to generic
Stopped some programs from running on startup: Adobe, process lasso, yadis, ditto, riva tuner, precisionX

Drivers I have tried installing
I managed to install intel ethernet controller, USB 3.0 and Intel management engine software but I still could not get online and did not notice and changes..
Driver that failed to install after removing some old drivers:
Sound blaster, Bigfoot network killer, Intel storage.


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15 Dec 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do a Repair Install, that should revolve the problems.
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15 Dec 2014   #3
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

First off - I have done what you are doing, though in retrospect it was the hard way.

You aren't clear on whether you can get the machine on-line. If you can, search for other drivers from windows update. If you can't, your first priority is to get the network adapter functioning. You might consider a cheap little USB network adapter that comes with its own drivers if that is the fastest way to connect to the internet.
I think you should uninstall your old chipset drivers and then reinstall the Gigabyte drivers. I would disable any non-essential programs from Startup until you get the rest of the basics in line. I recommend CCleaner for cleaning out old registry entries, but I think I would wait until the other drivers were sorted before I went cleaning house.
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15 Dec 2014   #4
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
First off - I have done what you are doing, though in retrospect it was the hard way.
Did it end well, was it worth it?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
You aren't clear on whether you can get the machine on-line. If you can, search for other drivers from windows update. If you can't, your first priority is to get the network adapter functioning. You might consider a cheap little USB network adapter that comes with its own drivers if that is the fastest way to connect to the internet.
I cant get online, Im writing from my laptop.
I will try to install network controllers/drivers after I have uninstalled old drivers. hmmm I dont have a usb network adapter but if I cant get it online today I can buy it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
I think you should uninstall your old chipset drivers and then reinstall the Gigabyte drivers. I would disable any non-essential programs from Startup until you get the rest of the basics in line.
ok
Do you think I should I remove all drivers I used on old motherboard or should I just remove chipset drivers?
I have driver sweeper, any idea if that good to use for removing old drivers?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
I recommend CCleaner for cleaning out old registry entries, but I think I would wait until the other drivers were sorted before I went cleaning house.
Ok I was thinking about that.

What do you think about the idea to the previous poster about using repair install?

Thanks for reply
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15 Dec 2014   #5
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Do a Repair Install, that should revolve the problems.
Thanks for reply and thanks for the link. Have to say Im a little afraid to do this but It seem a valid option according to the article. Very tempting to do a quick fix
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15 Dec 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

You can Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD
which will remove all old drivers, hardware ID, and Security ID, to generalize the install to start on new hardware.

However if the OS already started on the new hardware and won't swap out drivers with requested reboots as it should, then you may have deeper problems.

So I would try the Adaptive Restore from boot disk to start over, see if it will correctly swap drivers at boot requiring several reboots. If not then try the Repair Install. If this all fails then do the Clean Reinstall Windows 7 sticking with the steps which compile everything that works best for Win7.
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15 Dec 2014   #7
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD
which will remove all old drivers, hardware ID, and Security ID, to generalize the install to start on new hardware.

However if the OS already started on the new hardware and won't swap out drivers with requested reboots as it should, then you may have deeper problems.

So I would try the Adaptive Restore from boot disk to start over, see if it will correctly swap drivers at boot requiring several reboots. If not then try the Repair Install. If this all fails then do the Clean Reinstall Windows 7 sticking with the steps which compile everything that works best for Win7.
Hi and thanks for reply
That tool sound great, will definitly try it.
Before I changed motherboard/cpu/ram I actually made 2 hard disks with windows prepared for new motherboard in different ways. One is this one where i just did some generalizing in device manager and few other things, the other was using sysprep + other changes. But the one using sysprep made so many changes and had same issues so Im trying to make this easy prep version to work.

Anyway I have image of both so I can do some testing without worrying too much about loosing anyting.
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15 Dec 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why don`t you want to do a clean install ??
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15 Dec 2014   #9
ToreAA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why don`t you want to do a clean install ??
Its because after countless hours of tweaking and fixing I finally have tweaked my windows and programs to how I like it. I also use many programs with limits to how many times I can install them. I easily spend a week to make my old windows work before I give up.
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15 Dec 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

What kind of tweaking are you doing on a feather light OS which needs no performance tweaking? This could be your problem.

Compare the install you're doing to the perfect install I linked which has been used by over a million consumers without a single complaint or return with problems like yours - as long as you stick with the tools and methods given.
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