Hey guys (and possibly girls?), I have a big problem. I just bought a new motherboard and cpu plus some new RAM and just installed everything. I think I've connected every stupid cord right but the computer doesn't start windows 7. The BIOS recognizes everything put windows keeps crashing. I'm trying to reinstall it right now.
Specs: motherboard asus P8 Z77-v LE plus
intel quad core i5
16gb of ram
everything else is irrelevant
Did you reinstall Windows after replacing the motherboard and processor? Windows can usually handle small changes (different processors in the same series, memory additions), but big platform changes confuse it.
download to a usb stick the newest bios. flash the bios to the newest rev. then reboot and set the bios to factory default. then reboot again and hit f8 safe mode. go into system device manager and remove everything. also remove all the video card drivers and your anti virus. then in msconfig turn every thing off in start up. you want to make the old install of windows 7 as clean as you can.
Windows installs chipset drivers that when re-installed with another board, causes conflicts with a new chipset board install. If you went from one M/B to another with the same chipset you could actually keep your OS with little issues. However once you swap that its best to reinstall.
Haha! thanks guys. It worked, though even if I did a clean install it kept pretty much all my old files but they are innaccessible, which is weird but none problematic. I'll leave you there, I've got a bunch of drivers to reinstall.