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October 15, 2013 3:43:44 PM

Hey all, since I upgraded my motherboard, processor, and RAM, windows doesn't start anymore and keeps suggesting startup repair, which doesn't help.

I'm just wondering how to pinpoint the problem; is it one of the parts or did I put it together wrong, since this is my first time replacing a motherboard.

Parts are:
H61M-E33/W8 MSI motherboard
Intel i5-3350p
Vulcan 8GB DDR3 1600
GeForce 660 ti
550 watt psu

Thanks in advance!

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October 15, 2013 3:47:37 PM

Did you reinstall on the hard drive or are you attempting to use the same install (not a good idea w/ that much of a hardware change)?

You have all the wrong drivers installed and I'm surprised with that much of a change that the window license isn't having issues.
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October 15, 2013 3:51:00 PM

you have to do f8 safe mode and delete all your old system devices under device manager. if you cant get in in safe mode you have to do a clean install.
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October 15, 2013 3:55:28 PM

namdlo said:
Did you reinstall on the hard drive or are you attempting to use the same install (not a good idea w/ that much of a hardware change)?

You have all the wrong drivers installed and I'm surprised with that much of a change that the window license isn't having issues.


I tried booting it with the driver and windows 7 discs in the tray but it keeps going to startup repair and ignoring the discs. How do I force it to read the disc?
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October 15, 2013 3:58:48 PM

smorizio said:
you have to do f8 safe mode and delete all your old system devices under device manager. if you cant get in in safe mode you have to do a clean install.


Holding f8 while it boots doesn't do anything, it still keeps going to startup repair.
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October 15, 2013 4:00:22 PM

have to hit del key go into the bios set the boot order there. or at power up there be a f key like f10 that bring up a boot order menu.
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October 15, 2013 4:19:31 PM

If you upgraded your motherboard to a whole different chipset forget about booting back into your old system. You need to do a full wipe and reinstall (Recommended) or an upgrade install. Either way you need to boot from the CD which when the PC first starts up you will see the Splash Screen. Hit F11 a few times and it should come up with the Boot Screen. Toss in your Windows 7 Disk and then select the DVD rom Drive. IF you don't have a way to get your data off i would just do an Upgrade install (Which will keep all your data and programs) and then Backup everything, and then do a Custom Install next time and then delete all the partitions when you install and then start fresh. Upgrade installs always leave files of the Old System or Old OS if you upgrade OS's and can only cause issues in the future.
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October 15, 2013 4:22:37 PM

smorizio said:
have to hit del key go into the bios set the boot order there. or at power up there be a f key like f10 that bring up a boot order menu.


That worked, I'm gonna try a clean install on an old hard drive and see if that does it.
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October 15, 2013 5:52:27 PM

Alright it's working now! Thanks for the help, all.
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