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Windows 7: Changed motherboard and now stuck in an endless bootloop

11 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
Changed motherboard and now stuck in an endless bootloop

Hey guys. So I got myself a new motherboard and CPU. So I gave me dad my old motherboard and CPU for him to install on his older PC.
He had an E5200 and a P5G41T-M LX motherboard and I had the E8200 with a EP45T-UD3LR motherboard.
So everything was fine, the computer loaded but for some reason the Windows did not.
I just loaded the windows logo for less than a second, gave a BSOD for 1/4 of a sec and then restarted to do the same thing. Windows repair did not work.
What did work, was reinstalling the Windows. So I did, and now, after a few hours it did it again and I need to reinstall it again! I don't know what to do... Seriously, I'm lost. I've read online about my BSOD error, and it said it might has something to do with HDDs and changing settings of it in the BIOS to AHCI (Sorry if Im wrong, Im not very knowledgeable in this area).
I ran a CHKDSK F like it says in the BIOS error and it said I have a problem there. I don't know what could be the problem, Im sure I connected the HDD correctly to the motherboard...

Please help me, thanks

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11 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

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11 Oct 2014   #3

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
So I did, and now, after a few hours it did it again and I need to reinstall it again!
Can you explain this? Does it mean you had Windows running after re-installation but then got another BSOD? Are all of the BSODs 0x7B?

Windows probably didn't work at first as you'd changed the motherboard, you would need to reinstall Windows as you can't just swap motherboard like RAM or GPUs. A 0x7B is going to be either a problem with your HDD, a boot sequence error, file system, device driver (unlikely but possible) or an MBR infection.
It does sound like you've made a complete mess of the motherboard replacement to be honest, can you let us know exactly what position you're in at the moment, and confirm that you have a retail copy of Windows.
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12 Oct 2014   #4


Work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums particularly wiping the HD of all code, resetting the BIOS with SATA controller set to AHCI, and other steps which resolve 90% of installation failures.

If problems persists test the hardware from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

For future reference to boot existing Win7 with a new mobo often requires you Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD or use SysPrep to move HD to another computer
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