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Blue screen on startup after new motherboard and CPU install.

I've just upgraded my CPU and motherboard from AMD to Intel. On first startup I've been getting a blue screen as Windows starts to boot. I've run Windows startup repair but to no avail. I've installed a different hard drive from which I had cloned my current hard drive and that fails to boot as well, giving the same blue screen at the exact same time. The blue screen only flashes up for a fraction of a second so I can't actually see what it says.

Any ideas?? :??:
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  1. when you changed mb you changed the drivers and windows cant start right. boot and hit f8 safe mode and go in and remove all of the drivers in windows device manager and you may get into windows. if not you have to do a clean install on the other cloned drive then connect both drives and copy your personal data from one drive to the other.
  2. smorizio said:
    when you changed mb you changed the drivers and windows cant start right. boot and hit f8 safe mode and go in and remove all of the drivers in windows device manager and you may get into windows. if not you have to do a clean install on the other cloned drive then connect both drives and copy your personal data from one drive to the other.


    F8 Doesn't give me a Safe Mode option.
  3. Windows saves some of its "Verification" files according to the motherboard you have installed it on (So you wouldn't copy Windows on a different PC). As far as I know, you have to reinstall Windows with the new motherboard installed. I hope you can find a better solution rather than reinstalling, but that's according to my personal experience.
  4. AssemblerX86 said:
    Windows saves some of its "Verification" files according to the motherboard you have installed it on (So you wouldn't copy Windows on a different PC). As far as I know, you have to reinstall Windows with the new motherboard installed. I hope you can find a better solution rather than reinstalling, but that's according to my personal experience.


    In the process of re installing Windows as we speak :sarcastic:

    Going to install onto a spare (smaller) hard drive, then set up my main hard drive as a secondary drive and copy all the files I want to the new Windows installation on the smaller drive. I'll then wipe my larger main drive and clone the new Windows setup onto it.
  5. andythegeek said:
    AssemblerX86 said:
    Windows saves some of its "Verification" files according to the motherboard you have installed it on (So you wouldn't copy Windows on a different PC). As far as I know, you have to reinstall Windows with the new motherboard installed. I hope you can find a better solution rather than reinstalling, but that's according to my personal experience.


    In the process of re installing Windows as we speak :sarcastic:

    Going to install onto a spare (smaller) hard drive, then set up my main hard drive as a secondary drive and copy all the files I want to the new Windows installation on the smaller drive. I'll then wipe my larger main drive and clone the new Windows setup onto it.



    If you know how to use Linux or at least burn Live CDs, then you can use a software called "Clonezilla", its a Linux Distro which clones a whole hard disk or a partition to another hard disk.
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    AssemblerX86 said:
    andythegeek said:
    AssemblerX86 said:
    Windows saves some of its "Verification" files according to the motherboard you have installed it on (So you wouldn't copy Windows on a different PC). As far as I know, you have to reinstall Windows with the new motherboard installed. I hope you can find a better solution rather than reinstalling, but that's according to my personal experience.


    In the process of re installing Windows as we speak :sarcastic:

    Going to install onto a spare (smaller) hard drive, then set up my main hard drive as a secondary drive and copy all the files I want to the new Windows installation on the smaller drive. I'll then wipe my larger main drive and clone the new Windows setup onto it.



    If you know how to use Linux or at least burn Live CDs, then you can use a software called "Clonezilla", its a Linux Distro which clones a whole hard disk or a partition to another hard disk.


    I used that once, it can be complicated, so beware of confusing settings. Also, when it asks you to clone the boot sector, answer yes.
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