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December 23, 2012 12:01:49 AM

So I recently upgraded my computer, a new CPU, video card, and RAM. After the installation I started windows and got a failed boot for windows, I never got this before my upgrade. (I did get a good POST however.) I figured it cant be RAM or CPU, as both are sending data to my motherboard in the bios, which means my motherboard isn't bad either. How can I fix this?

My current build is (this list is the new gear),
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

You can look all of these up on Newegg.

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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2012 12:15:16 AM

Can I get more info on this failed boot? was it a select proper boot device error or was it windows saying it failed. Did it have an error code?

Do you have 2 hard drives in that system or just the one?
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December 23, 2012 12:18:52 AM

Just one hard drive.
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December 23, 2012 12:20:10 AM

New hardware = re install windows...
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December 23, 2012 12:26:54 AM

You can't re-install without wiping the hard-drive though.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2012 1:24:10 AM

If it was a NEW drive, you will need to clone the old one over or reinstall. If not post back and we will see what else can be done.

Is the error windows related or something else? Reboot and select proper boot device.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2012 3:17:56 AM

Darkchez said:
So I recently upgraded my computer, a new CPU, video card, and RAM. After the installation I started windows and got a failed boot for windows, I never got this before my upgrade. (I did get a good POST however.) I figured it cant be RAM or CPU, as both are sending data to my motherboard in the bios, which means my motherboard isn't bad either. How can I fix this?

My current build is (this list is the new gear),


GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard



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The key here is the new motherboard. If you are installing to a new drive you will have to do a clean install regardless unless you do the clone and then redo the MBR to allow for the new motherboard. Also, if its a pre-existing drive, the MBR on the drive within Windows is still looking for the old motherboard indicators thus causing the failed boot error.

I'm curious like nukemaster to see more information about the error message received.
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December 30, 2012 4:32:04 AM

Thanks everyone, I worked it out, i have to copy my disk on to a new one and do a clean install and then copy everything back over. If seems to be a windows related error. I figured out that when you install windows a HAL is created for your set of hardware, kind like what Hedwar2011 was talking about. But unfortunetly i cannot provide you guys with an error message, because i never got one.
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