Windows won't boot after hardware update Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Last response: January 13, 2013 10:11 PM in Windows 7 Share Thelordsninja January 13, 2013 2:50:46 AM I upgraded my Motherboard, Ram, and Processor and powered on my computer and once Windows begins to load it restarts and tells me i have an error. -I've run the repair tool and it is not working. Please help! My specs are: Windows 7 BIOSTAR 880gz Phenom ii x4 965 BE 8GB Ram 550W power supply. More about : windows boot hardware update Dogsnake a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2013 2:55:37 AM Try reinstalling the chip set drivers. Also with that big a hardware change Win7 is seeing a new computer and you may have to do a clean install and then re-validate your product key. dingo07 a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2013 2:57:53 AM your easiest option is to get a new drive (if your existing drive only has 1 partition) and install windows fresh on it, with the existing drive disconnected. you will have to reinstall all programs. the Hard way would be to try and boot into Safe Mode, uninstall and delete all drivers, and install all the correct drivers for the motherboard, chipset, network, etc... Related resources windows xp wont boot after bios update! help please! - Forum windows 7 won't boot after update - Forum Windows 7 Ultimate Won't Boot after Bios Update - Forum Windows 7 won\'t boot after BIOS Update! HELP! - Forum Windows wont boot after BIOS update - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hedwar2011 a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2013 2:59:10 AM What type of error are you receiving? Like Dogsnake said, you are seemingly introducing a new computer to Windows w/ the motherboard change. Do you recall if you purchased a retail or OEM copy of Windows? You can find more information in regards to the different versions of Windows 7 HERE. Thelordsninja January 13, 2013 4:15:54 PM I endedupnswitiching my SATA to ACHI and my computer booted and everything seems to be working fine. Thanks for your help guys! dingo07 a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2013 10:11:34 PM Thelordsninja said:I endedupnswitiching my SATA to ACHI and my computer booted and everything seems to be working fine. Thanks for your help guys! I assumed that was a given from the start... glad it's sorted... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3: Windows 7 wont boot up after BIOS Update Forum GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD windows wont boot after bios update Forum Windows 7 won't boot after windows update Forum Toshiba satellite l305 s5875 wont boot after Windows Vista update Forum After updating AMD Drivers Windows 7 won\'t boot Forum SolvedUSB ports won't work after Windows update?! Windows 8 64 Bit Forum After updating AMD Drivers Windows 7 won't boot Forum SolvedPC wont boot after install update sp 1 Forum SolvedAfter Bios update, cpu won't boot!! Forum computer wont boot after Mflash bios update Forum wont boot after WIN update Forum Solvedwindows 8 wont fully load after microsoft update Forum SolvedWindows won't start, Error: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might have caused the issue after yo Forum Solvedwindows wont boot with new hardware Forum SolvedWindows won't Boot up after 8.1 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !