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replaced motherboard now windows wont boot

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October 24, 2013 11:43:38 AM

I just replaced a motherboard and cpu in my pc. when I turn it on it goes through the new bios then to the windows loading screen it flashes a quick blue then restarts does the same thing except it goes to the error screen that says system recovery or statt windows normally. I was told when replacing a motherboard you need to put a fresh copy of wondows on the hdd is this true?

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October 24, 2013 11:48:56 AM

99.9% sure you are going to need to re-install your OS. Think windows is expecting the old mobo and freaking out.
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October 24, 2013 11:51:39 AM

It can not run on the drivers for you old motherboard. Repair at minimum.
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October 24, 2013 11:52:20 AM

If you replace a MOBO from X to Y. Lets say An Z77 to a FX990. Then you have to reinstall Windows. Most of the driver does not fit and ect.

But if you replace a Asus Z77 with a MSI Z77. Then from time to time you can be lucky that it will boot up. but with a few missing drivers (Reinstalling Windows is still recommended.)

If you replace your MOBO with the same MOBO again. Then there should be no issues.
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October 24, 2013 11:53:05 AM

You need to reformat your hard drive, and install a fresh copy of Windows on it. After that you'll need to download the necessary drivers.