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Installed new board

Well i installed this new board with a harddrive that had vista already installed it acts like it wants to boot up then it reboots any ideas?? Do i have to do a reinstall? if i do will i lose all my settings on the old os???

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  • pchrist May 07, 2008

    i simplified it down it gets to the boot from the old drive and it won't start it goes so far and crashes. I want to do a repair on the os but it won't boot to the cd. It is listed in the boot options as to boot to it first but it won't go from it??? Any help????

  • pchrist May 08, 2008

    I am going to try and rebuild it tonight. I was having issues with it recognizing the hard drives. Going to install vista 64 bit version tonight. That would be the correct version to install correct?

  • pchrist May 12, 2008

    This board is not recognizing my sata drives??? it is also only seeing one hard drive attached??? What can i do??? Please help

  • pchrist May 14, 2008

    the bios is only seeing a 8048mb for a 200gb hard drive????

    Please help


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Check the settings in the bios.
Remove all un-necessary devices such as printers-external drives et,c. setup the machine with bare essentials, this will give the computer less to setup and configure.
also if you have 2 or 3 sticks of ram, reduce to 1 stick or swap to different slots.
Check with the motherboards manual, regarding any jumper settings or setting up/Configuring the Systems Bios.

Mike @ compurepair.

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  • Mike Waldron May 08, 2008

    I,m not great With The Vista Operating System.

    Always Used Win 95/98 ME And XP.

    I do know there are lots of issues with Vista And Drivers et,c.

    I personally think, that your trying to install from a hard-drive that has data relating to the previous system or motherboard it came from.

    the only suggestion i have, is to try some recovery software. or find out if theres a system restore button F8 Or similar to restore to previous settings.

    if it,s similar to XP. When the operating system is Written To The Drive. it configures itself to Those Components.

    If you take out a hard-drive and install it into another system. it will fail to boot.

    usually the only way. is to reformat the drive. and setup the operating system from scratch.

    Mike @ compurepair.

  • Mike Waldron May 12, 2008


    if your board is not recognising sata drives. it will probably be that they are not setup or enabled in the systems Bios.

    Enter The Bios Setup, according to your User Manual.

    In the Bios, you should have settings to adjust. use primary or secondary IDE Channels Or Both.

    If you have 2 hard-drives on 1 IDE Cable, set the jumper blocks, on the rear of the drives. as master and slave.

    or put 1 hard-drive as slave, and the cd rom drive as master.

    Also ensure that your motherboard, has the installation cd.

    this may have the sata drivers on it.

    mike @ Compurepair.


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