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June 14, 2013 10:22:29 AM

i just baught a new motherboard and processor put them in, turned on my computer and when it got to windows icon it restarted and just keeps doing it,

im not very good with computers so go easy please.
a c 147 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2013 10:45:55 AM

If you simply replaced your existing motherboard, but are trying to boot from the same drive, it is extremely unlikely to work. All the drivers on the disk are for the old motherboard. You will need to reload Windows. If you have data on the old drive you need to save, get a new drive (possibly a 120-128GB SSD if you can afford it), disconnect your old drive, load Windows onto the new drive, then reconnect your old drive as a data drive.
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June 14, 2013 10:53:18 AM

Onus said:
If you simply replaced your existing motherboard, but are trying to boot from the same drive, it is extremely unlikely to work. All the drivers on the disk are for the old motherboard. You will need to reload Windows. If you have data on the old drive you need to save, get a new drive (possibly a 120-128GB SSD if you can afford it), disconnect your old drive, load Windows onto the new drive, then reconnect your old drive as a data drive.


its a pretty new HDD already with very little on it nothing important, i do not currently have a windows installation disc :??:  is there anyway of fixing it without getting a new HDD? and thanks for the quick reply.
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a c 147 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2013 10:57:00 AM

If there is nothing important on it, then you will just need to buy a new copy of Windows (right now, I believe Newegg has Windows 7 Home Premium for $80 with a code) and just install that onto the drive.
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June 14, 2013 11:05:43 AM

Onus said:
If there is nothing important on it, then you will just need to buy a new copy of Windows (right now, I believe Newegg has Windows 7 Home Premium for $80 with a code) and just install that onto the drive.


could i not use my old windows if i got an installation disc, as i still have my old code ect just the disc is scratched too much to work. and motherboard was a replacement as old one broke. oops :??: 

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a c 147 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2013 11:25:11 AM

If your code is legitimate, it may work. If it doesn't activate, you may be able to call Microsoft, explain that you had to replace your motherboard, and they may (they usually do) allow another activation.
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