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Upgraded system not booting

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December 23, 2009 10:29:43 PM

I've upgraded a PC's motherboard, processor, PSU and RAM, and it's not booting to Windows. It gets as far as recognising the Hard Drive and asks if I want to Star t Windows Normally or in Safe Mode. If I select either, it simply resets itself.

What's the problem?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2009 10:52:34 PM

you gonna have to format and do an O.s reinstall generally the case with a mobo swop
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
December 23, 2009 11:18:56 PM

obsidian86 said:
you gonna have to format and do an O.s reinstall generally the case with a mobo swop


^^ This.

Putting an existing hard drive onto a new motherboard almost inevitably leads to trouble. Drivers and settings from the old motherboard remain and basically can't be fixed without wiping the system.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a c 216 V Motherboard
December 23, 2009 11:31:02 PM

As others have said....need fresh install.
December 24, 2009 9:26:49 AM

Is there any way to reformat the hard drive from the BIOS?
December 24, 2009 12:21:01 PM

no there isn't way to do that, however all you need to do is put the cd in the cd drive, and boot to it.. and follow the on screen instructions
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
December 24, 2009 1:21:45 PM

As Hard Line said, the Install process can be used to wipe out all previous Partitions on your old HDD, create a new Primary Partition and format it for you before installing. No prior extra work necessary.
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