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July 26, 2012 2:20:38 PM

Hello,
I've just put in some new hardware, after which Win7 won't run. Here are my specs:
60Gb Toshiba sata hd
[new] Gigabyte GAB75M-D3H motherboard
[new] Intel G620 CPU
[new]2GB DDR3 micron RAM
350W Cooler Master PSU

The hd with Win7 on it was working fine prior to upgrade.
What happens is that following post I get the Windows logo, but just when the color sprites should start swirling and form the banner logo- than the PC reboots. It happens each and every time, exactly when the red sprite just starts forming (and before I'm able to press F8 and opt for for no drivers).
After reboot I'm presented with one of the following options> the option to run Windows normally or run start up check utility. The latter runs fine for a couple of minutes, than posts that all is well other than this:

ACLs on file C:\Windows\System32\slui.exe are not proper old value = 0x1f01df

I think it tries fixing it, then goes into reboot and the cycle repeats itself.

What might be the problem?
Why isn't my hard drive\Windows running ok?
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July 26, 2012 4:19:40 PM

Generally speaking, any time you replace the motherboard and CPU, unless you take care to wipe out all the old drivers beforehand, you're going to run into problems. So you are likely looking at a reinstall of Windows here, which brings us neatly into a brief discussion of retail vs. OEM Windows.

If you have an OEM copy of Windows, after replacing the motherboard, it will fail to activate because there are no transfer rights in the OEM version of Windows. A retail version should activate, and you can contact Microsoft's activation call center if you have any problems.
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July 26, 2012 5:08:31 PM

you had to sysprep before hand with the "generalize" option which makes it hardware independant.
now your os has the wrong hal and drivers. you can try a repair installation, but i would just reload and start from scratch.
guess you didn't do, well any research before hand.
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July 26, 2012 5:44:22 PM

Thank you both for your answer. In fact i didn't research that beforehand since it never posed a problem for me with my past upgrades so I mistakenly assumed no research is needed.
Now, however, since I can still use my old hardware, could you guide me in the right direction of prepping and generalizing my system so that I could avoid a fresh install?
Many thanks
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July 26, 2012 6:09:54 PM

Hi, as someone whose carried over the same OS (Windows 7) installation through to 3 different motherboards (AMD, to Intel i7, to Intel Xeon), experienced this issue before each time, and recovered, I may be able to assist. (This thread is the first I've heard of sysprep)

Try booting into the recovery environment for windows, and running "sfc /verifyonly" in command prompt. Also, find a way to disable automatic reboot on BSoD.

This week, I had an issue when upgrading to Xeon, where I could not boot past the swirlies in either safe mode or normal boot. I was able to resolve this using system restore to a previous date, and installing drivers for the chipset and network controller from the motherboard CD. I believe the issue may have been caused by installing a SAS driver.

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July 26, 2012 6:20:40 PM

sure,
this is the path to the tool = C:\Windows\System32\sysprep

SysPrep on Windows 7 is much simpler than on Windows XP. Upon executing the tool, you are prompted to choose from two options: Enter System Out-of-The-Box (OOBE) and Enter System Audit Mode

the first option will set windows 7 to prompt the user for all attributes like Computer Name, Username, and Password etc. the second option will execute Windows 7 in audit mode. when you image a computer in either these two options windows 7 can only be installed on the same type of hardware of the original imaged computer. but SysPrep on windows 7 includes an option to generalize the installation, which mean the image can be installed on any hardware

the most important part of this process for you would be to check the checkbox for generalize.

somthing to keep in mind you can only sysprep 3 times in windows 7 then the key becomes invalid.
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July 26, 2012 7:05:58 PM

Best answer selected by Kusham.
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July 26, 2012 7:06:10 PM

Thank you all very much for the help
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