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Windows 7: Put in new motherboard and CPU, won't load Windows.

11 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Put in new motherboard and CPU, won't load Windows.

Hey everyone,

I am having a heck of a time with my new hardware. I finally got my new motherboard and CPU installed. I'm afraid I don't have the info in front of me, but I believe the motherboard is an MSI Military Grade III or something like that, and the CPU I wanna say is an A10 5800k or something like that. It's a quad-core, 3.88GHz.

Before I changed everything out, everything worked fine. I obviously knew that it wasn't going to just work right away. But this is a little ridiculous. After a while of troubleshooting, I have figured out that it keeps getting stuck on trying to load the old video card driver, doesn't find it, craps itself, and then restarts. I have a CD with all the new drivers on it, but I can't get into any form of Windows to actually install it. All of the boot menu options do the same thing. Unlike every single previous version of Windows that have an option to do a basic VGA driver boot, all of the options in this menu appear to use the driver that you have installed. So apparently, if your video driver is bad, you are boned.

Does anyone have any suggestions on this? It really shouldn't just be constantly rebooting like this. When I get a chance, I'm going to try and put in the old card and see if it will recognize it, because I just now thought of that as of this typing and it would definitely be worth a try...but I'm wondering if there might be some super easy or obvious thing that I'm overlooking here. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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11 Feb 2013   #2

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

Hello maloy mate try it without the card you can sort that later if need be best get the OS up and running before the fine tuning is really necessary.

Then you can download the latest drivers eh?
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11 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

But see, the catch 22 is that in order to get into Windows, I have to install the new video driver...but I can't install a new video driver until I get into Windows. That's the problem I'm having. Can't even get into Windows. If I can figure out how to get in at all, then this would be taken care of in no time!
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11 Feb 2013   #4
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit

Hi maloysius,

Have you tried booting to 'Windows' in 'Safe Mode'? That may allow you to access the 'Device Manager'; and you may try uninstalling the 'display driver' (listed under 'Display Adapters').

After the removal of 'display drivers', the system is likely to let you get into 'Windows' in normal mode. You may then try installing the best video driver available.

Hope this helps.
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11 Feb 2013   #5

windows 7 home 64bit

Maybe best if you have another card that you try that.
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11 Feb 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

My first thought is that Windows will handle the video driver with a generic driver till you load the proper updated driver. But have you set in the bios the GPU card as the primary graphics device?
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11 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 home premium x64

If this is an entirely different board, there could be a problem loading the chipset drivers, ergo; nothing will work. Win can detect all the new hardware, but doing that way is always risky and never recommended, unfortunately it's too late to advise on how it should be done, after the horse has bolted sort off. If there's anyway, put the old biard back in, start up delete the drivers, all of them, change to the new one again and boot, enter BIOS setup first to verify settings and all h\ware is detected.
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11 Feb 2013   #8
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64

Do a clean install. You need to install the APU's chipset/GPU drivers before you force it to install the dedicated GPU drivers.
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13 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)

Motherboard change = clean reinstall as simple as that ofcourse you can try to fix the mess from previous motherboard but clean reinstall will make your system more stable, faster and probably will take less time.
Only exception if motherboard is same or around same specs.
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13 Feb 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Most of the time swapping motherboards just works. But you better uninstall all unneeded drivers. Now it's too late.

"After a while of troubleshooting, I have figured out that it keeps getting stuck on trying to load the old video card driver, doesn't find it, craps itself, and then restarts."=>how you know??

win7 "safe mode" uses standard VGA graphics card driver. So this can't be the issue!

What happens exactly when booting in safe mode? It should load a lot of stuff and will be shown on screen. What is the last driver it shows (it should be classpnp.sys)? What happens afterwards? Do you so a BSOD (maybe a split second) and if so.... what's the stop code?
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 Put in new motherboard and CPU, won't load Windows.

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