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Windows 7: Replaced motherboard needs drivers installed before win7 can start

13 May 2013   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drburdi View Post
When Win7 failed repair and found out that my C: drive was actually D: drive and my drivers on the flash drive was lettered F:. This is why prism failed. Once I got that correct the drivers were loaded and computer is running.
Please explain this as it makes no sense at all.

Did Win7 fail to start after re-imaging? Did you confirm it's marked Active and run Startup REpair up to 3 separate times to start it?

Did you set drive letter to Auto so Win7 partition would claim C as it always does in that case?

A flash or data drive letter may always change.

What is Prism?

What drivers did you load? This should be automated requiring several reboots to install the drivers it changes out, then any others updated via Windows Update. Afterwards there's rarely more than one or two still missing in Device Manager, supplied from the Support Downloads webpage for your model.

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13 May 2013   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

What is Prism? Prism Video Converter Software I think that's what he was referring to there. I've well familiar with the name while never actually having used it more then once if at all some time back when trying out several similar programs.

When he first installed the new sata drive the ide drive was still present and offset the drive letter from C to D. When going to install any OS and wanting the new drive to see a stand alone install the ide or first would be unplugged during the entire install.

He will need to remember that if he decides to keep the old drive in to use for storage and backup purposes if the occasion comes up for the need to reinstall Windows. for any reason since ide overrides sata when it comes to the Windows installer! Likewise the Windows installer will automatically create the BCD Store and place the boot files on the first sata drive automatically if not unplugged to see the full install go to a second drive.

That would be one thing right there to cause a problem when going to restore an image made from C on one drive(ide hd) to a second drive(sata II or III) when they are different. Upon testing images here being restored to a second sata that was never a problem since both drives were the same thing. Having no need for Sata/RAID drivers on the ide drive the drivers never went on apparently causing the restored image to stall when trying to boot in Windows.
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13 May 2013   #13

Windows 7 Pro going to Win10

I wrote a reply to gregrocker earlier today. Wonder where it went.

My brain was tired and meant to say I used Dism.exe to load the drivers once I found out what drive letter to use for source and destination. Worked like a charm. The reason I used it was to get the new motherboard drivers on my new PC drive with the laptop Acronis image. Otherwise the PC would not startup Win7. Used a USB dock with the old drive image (laptop) to put the files on the new single drive on the new PC.
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14 May 2013   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

You may have forgotten to hit the post button before leaving the thread here which can happen. I've had that happened a few times over the years.

For the new board you would want to be seeing the correct memory, usb, Sata/RAID type controller, and other drivers go on. But those should be right there at the Asus support site available for download once you look up the model series and number for the laptop you have there. Asus has been good over the years in that area at least in case you should end up needing to see a clean install at some point.

One thing I will add here for anyone that reads this thread and is unfamiliar with the "DISM.exe" or Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool is the walkthrough demo that runs on WMP you can download about the tool. Download Windows 7 Walkthrough: Deployment Image Servicing and Management from Official Microsoft Download Center
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