it was my frist time upgrading computer other then video card. So it took a while to read and plug all those wires to the motherboard.
after I start for the first time I press 'delete' to go to BIOS and everything is working. I'm just reading through manual at this point and just to see if I need to change anything. most of them are already optimized or it's at auto so I leave them be. so I save & exit.
windows starts to load now. I see that 'windows is starting'(I have windows 7 64x) and I see those 4 balls or w/e making windows logo. then when it looks like it finished loading I see BSOD for like 1 second and it just restarts
I don't know what I did wrong. But since bios worked; didn't I set cables and etc right? the only thing I had to do little different was buy an "IDE to SATA" converter for my optical drive since it had IDE but this new motherboard didn't and had only 8 SATA ports or w/e it's called. And I also used new SATA cord that came with the motherboard which said something about 6GB/S.(I used it for my harddrive sata cable)
I tried to find some solutions since it might be a frequent problem but no luck
any help or guidance would be greatful thanks.
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*This motherboard had 8 SATA ports;
-2 Marvell serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
-2 Intel P67 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
-4 Intel P67 Serial ATA 3.0 GB/s connectors.
I used 2 Intel 6.0 ones for both harddrive sata and optical drive sata. In the manusal it didn't exactly really told me where to plug sata cable for harddrive and optical drive so that's where I put it at. Did I do this correctly?
Kept an older hard drive with a previous installation of windows i assume? If so thats likely your issue, when you install windows it installs the drivers for the motherboard thats currently in the system, when you upgraded the motherboard those drivers stopped being valid, so you will need to try a repair install, if that doesnt work you will need to reinstall windows.
Yes that's exactly correct. I kept my old harddrive because when I was researching people told me I wouldn't had to install OS again but I guess I didn't research right.
I just googled 'repair install' and found windows7 forum and it shows how to do it with pics but it's doing it like inside the windows7 but the problem is that it doesn't load OS. So I don't think I can do this repair install. or is there other way? or do I have to reinstall windows...(if I do this; I lose all music file, game file, and everything right?)
I have an Windows 7 home premium upgrade type. I think it was originally Vista but I bought the upgrade version and upgraded to Windows 7