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

04 Dec 2011   #31
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
You can try to get hold of a ERD65_x86_Win7_RTM / ERD65_x64_Win7_RTM ISO file (from MSDart Suite) or UBCD4WIN ISO file from Internet, you can try to boot in to these live Windows CDs and check the Event Viewer to find the cause of errors. Using these CDs you can even get a backup of your data from the laptop to an external hdd.

You can also try to boot into Safe Mode with minimum drivers and check the system.
Ok so :

1) safe mode wont boot
2)i tried to run linux on my pc but they wont and my windows iso will boot to this laptop so it cant be the problem.
3)Also i have the problem to a desktop and i have already wiped my whole data since i though this is the only way to fix the problem


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04 Dec 2011   #32
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try resetting the CMOS again: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Unplug everything except the one target HD and DVD Drive. If you have a floppy drive unplug it.

Set SATA controller in BIOS to AHCI to try install. Set DVD drive to boot first, then HD.

Next write the WIn7 ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Unplug the DVD drive so that only the HD is plugged in, boot stick under USB, Removable or HD's.

Do you have latest BIOS update and method to flash it from boot?

If all these fail, I would reinstall the Mobo or revert to the old mobo. Something is possibly wrong with your connections or rebuild.
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04 Dec 2011   #33
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try resetting the CMOS again: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Unplug everything except the one target HD and DVD Drive. If you have a floppy drive unplug it.

Set SATA controller in BIOS to AHCI to try install. Set DVD drive to boot first, then HD.

Next write the WIn7 ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu. Unplug the DVD drive so that only the HD is plugged in, boot stick under USB, Removable or HD's.

Do you have latest BIOS update and method to flash it from boot?

If all these fail, I would reinstall the Mobo or revert to the old mobo. Something is possibly wrong with your connections or rebuild.
I already wrote the iso using UUI and it didnt worked.By unpluging eveything else except the hd and dvd drive you mean using bios or manually by opening the case ?How can i set sata controller at bios to ahci?About the latest bios version im not sure but i have the flash bios method when i boot.
I hope they wont fail but if they do using my old mb is not an option since it wont work at all(it got burned after an electricity issue).
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04 Dec 2011   #34
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I pull the plugs myself but you can disable in BIOS.

Problem is these connections could be somehow faulty since these problems seem at the mobo or BIOS level.

Near the SATA drives in BIOS setup will be controller settings. Try AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

I'd check for newer BIOS update as flashing the BIOS might solve your issue if resetting CMOS doesn't. Are you confident with flashing it from boot, as safest method is from Windows?
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04 Dec 2011   #35
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you confident with flashing it from boot, as safest method is from Windows?
Cant do otherwise will try and let you know
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04 Dec 2011   #36
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can also try installing WIn7 on another computer, SysPrepping it, then try starting it up in problem machine.

SysPrep to move HD to another computer
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04 Dec 2011   #37
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

i have the latest bios version and i still cant find the AHCI or controller setting at my bios btw my new mb is asrock g31m-gs
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04 Dec 2011   #38
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What choices are available for the HD's?
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04 Dec 2011   #39
darknight125

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What choices are available for the HD's?
here you are


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04 Dec 2011   #40
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What are choices under Storage Config?

I see for the first time you have 1 TB HD, which may require having a smaller OS target partition for installer to see it. Have you tried another HD yet?

What is the exact failure message or behavior again? Saying it "stuck at ACPI core revision" isn't enough. Try now.

You may be able to get around such an ACPI error in the ACPI config settings.
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