If i upgrade my motherboard from an Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3 to Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 , Would i need to reinstall windows 7 and all drives? At the moment when I turn on it says windows error recovery, I launch start up repair. Before it does anything it shuts down my computer and doesnt do anything. Stops mid way and turns off. Had issues with monitor connecting as well.
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Hi, What if you set SATA to IDE in BIOS?
Hi, I went to attempt that, for some reason the hard drive option is not there. so therefore, I cant go it into BIOS. I tried to boot with windows CD and repair. When doing so it said it should work normally restarting same problem.
When you change your MOBO I believe you have to reinstall windows, I think there are settings that specifically reference parts of your specific MOBO.
Advanced, SATA Mode Selection
Thank you both for your help!!! turns out was too much thermal paste OOPSY Oo
Technically, it shouldn't boot, different motherboard with a different chipset. Unless of course Microsoft actually loosened their restrictions. You should consider a fresh install though, driver issues/conflicts are bound to pop up eventually.