Cant restore with new motherboard.

By vegasgmc
Apr 22, 2007
  1. The motherboard and power supply in my moms eMachine died. The mobo from eMachines was on back order so I bought an Intel board with the same specs. After the restore the computer wont boot into Windows. It just keeps rebooting. I cant even get into Safe Mode. I know the board is good because Ive installed Win 2000 and Vista Beta on this system. I think it might be a driver conflict. Thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Windows as a rule does not work on a different motherboard ("same specs" doesn't say much). You have to do a repair install or a clean install to make it work.

    Also, even if you got a compatible motherboard, the RAM, hard drive or any other peripherals may have been damaged by the PSU death too. Test them all.
  3. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    yeah, windows(with little exception) gets messed up when you install a new motherboard. I'm not sure about the repair install, but a new windows install should probably fix the problem
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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