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Asking for boot disk after replacing broken motherboard

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July 14, 2012 2:26:48 AM

(My pc came pre-installed with windows 7 Ultimate)
Hey everyone, my old motherboard had bad capacitors, since I don't have the skills to replace them, I trashed it and got a new one. Other than being an MSI motherboard and the old one being Intel, they are exact copies of each other. After the install, I booted it up, it showed the start-up logo, then spat this out:

Boot failure
Insert BOOT diskette in A:
Press any key to continue

("Where's the 'Any' key!?" lol)
a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 2:34:45 AM

Did u do a clean windows install?



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a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 2:35:08 AM

Can u get in to the safe mode?

Keep pressing F8 button during the BIOS start up.
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July 14, 2012 2:48:10 AM

I Didn't do a reinstall because I don't have the CD, it came pre-installed.
F8 isn't working.

Update: I put a Ubuntu boot disk from a long time ago(not really), and it booted up with Ubuntu, but it came to a black screen and told me that it couldn't find a live file system. Is it not recognizing my hard drive?
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 3:19:22 AM

Well, Windows isn't Ubuntu.

And clean install is the key.

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 3:20:04 AM

Is it a retail version, that pre-installed W7 Ult.? Did u pay extra for it?
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 3:21:44 AM

If it is OEM Win7, and I think it is, than was it u who activated the windows?

U may have a way to get it activated again.
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July 14, 2012 3:47:36 AM

No, I'm not the one that activated it. It's not OEM, the computer itself far out dates windows 7. I don't have the disk nor the key though, I only recently acquired the outdated thing.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
July 14, 2012 3:50:19 AM

So there is no link to your name and that W7 Ult.?
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July 14, 2012 4:48:58 AM

Oh, update! My motherboard must not be detecting the HDD, because I got into the BIOS and I can't set the HDD as a boot device, only my DVD drive.
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July 14, 2012 5:02:39 AM

robotic38 said:
(My pc came pre-installed with windows 7 Ultimate)
Hey everyone, my old motherboard had bad capacitors, since I don't have the skills to replace them, I trashed it and got a new one. Other than being an MSI motherboard and the old one being Intel, they are exact copies of each other. After the install, I booted it up, it showed the start-up logo, then spat this out:

Boot failure
Insert BOOT diskette in A:
Press any key to continue

("Where's the 'Any' key!?" lol)




You change the MB and use everything that came with the old PC right? The pre-installed Win 7 OS is solely for the old MB(motherboard) that Win 7 installed on the old MB is tied only and it will only run to the old motherboard. You have to buy a new copy of Win 7.
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July 14, 2012 5:05:53 AM

aqe040466 said:
You change the MB and use everything that came with the old PC right? The pre-installed Win 7 OS is solely for the old MB(motherboard) that Win 7 installed on the old MB is tied only and it will only run to the old motherboard. You have to buy a new copy of Win 7.


Aw, well that sucks :( 

Still can't set HDD as boot device. : :??: 
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July 14, 2012 5:10:30 AM

robotic38 said:
Aw, well that sucks :( 

Still can't set HDD as boot device. : :??: 



Win 7 Home Premium OEM version ia only $99.99 in Micro Center.
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