windows won't boot from hd after installing new mobo

By Odinn
Aug 11, 2005
  1. recently bought a new motherboard ( winfast K7S 741MG ) and a gig of pc 3200 ram after installing all my old gear onto the motherboard and setting it all up i can start the pc, it runs post and i can get into the bios but when i try to run windows it says there is an error with the hardisk that it may have a virus or a problem with recently installed hardware, any ideas?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Did you reformat the hard drive and re-install windows, or are you trying to run from a HDD that has your previous windows installation?

    I'd test the HDD just to be sure:

    Then if you haven't already, do a NEW installation of windows after re-formatting that hard drive completely.
  3. Odinn

    Odinn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thnx will give it a shot, was trying to run it from a previous installation, guess i'll have to format :(
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Well, I am not a computer pro like some of the members here. If you want, you can wait and see what they have to say.

    But I don't think you can use your windows installation from your old computer on your new computer. All the drivers etc are completely different, and I would think it would completely choke if it tries to load your old mobo drivers on a completely different system.
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