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Windows 7: W7 wont start after MB upgrade

26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
W7 wont start after MB upgrade

I installed a new MB (ASRock X58 extreme) and a new processor (i7-920) in an HP that was running W7 off of a 500GB Seagate. When I booted up, the pc showed that the windows needed repair and started the repair process, I could not interrupt it because the mouse and the keyboard are not being recognized. The repair process went on for 10 minutes and then the unit shut itself off completely. After waiting a few minutes, I started it again and the same thing happened except that the machine shut itself off in 5 minutes or so. Any suggestions? I have the W7 disk but since the dvd drive is not being recognized, I cannot force a boot off of the original disk.

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26 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Welcome to the seven forums jekegoode!

Did you try to only upgrade the mobo and put the same hard drive in that system? If yes that's most likely the issue. Your HDD from the old mobo has the drivers for the old chipset, usb, sata, etc... you will need to reinstall Win7 to get this back running.
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