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Windows does not boot

By foreverfo
Nov 7, 2008
  1. I just found out that my motherboard had died and replaced it with a newer one. Now windows will not boot with my old hard drive. The only new hardware is a pci-e video card where the other motherboard had an agp card. The memory has gone from ddr 800 to ddr2800. Is there any chance of getting this to boot to my hard drive??? I did try and run fix boot after the error came up for the fifty time but it still gets to the windows screen and then reboots itself. is there any way to stop the screen so I can read the error it is showing...it is moving so fast I can't read it.
     
  2. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 294

    If you change motherboards, and the new motherboard has a diffrent chipset then the old one, you have to reinstall windows.

    (well "new hardware is a pci-e video card " is not really correct, the new motherboard is also new hardware,
    the most important new hardware infact)

    If you want to check the bluescreen, you can press F8 at startup
    (just before the black screen with the windows logo)
    You should get a menu, here should choose " do not restart on errors"
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    you will need to reinstall and reregister windows since you have made significant changes.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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