I replaced the motherboard, CPU and Video card on a fully updated Win7 system. It is a dual boot with UBUNTU 11.10. Ubuntu works fine! windows wont boot. Startup repair finds no errors. I am thinking it is the hardware abstraction layer (HAL). I don't want to lose every thing, although I could use UBUNTU to copy files to another disk.
Originally upgraded from a retail Win XP about a year ago. Boot fails just as the flag starts to show. No BSOD just a reboot. In Startup Repair it runs and finds no errors in the files. Since my original MoBo and processor were 6 years old, I suspect the chip set drivers. I cant get Windows yp enough to load them.
I could get them using UBUNTU but I don't know what to do next.
Maybe buy another hard drive or install on my second drive whic has a lot of room.