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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to Thelordsninja Register or log in to remove Dogsnake 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. | Report abuse Reply to Dogsnake dingo07 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... | Report abuse Reply to dingo07 hedwar2011 Windows 7 Expert 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. | Report abuse Reply to hedwar2011 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! | Report abuse Reply to Thelordsninja dingo07 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... | Report abuse Reply to dingo07 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>Windows won't boot after hardware update> Related ressources: ForumWindows 7 Ultimate Won't Boot after Bios Update ForumWindows 7 won\'t boot after BIOS Update ! HELP! ForumWin 7 won't load / reboots after BIOS Update ForumWindows 7 won't boot after BIOS Update ! HELP! ForumGigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3: Windows 7 wont boot up after BIOS Update ForumHERE ForumWindows 7 won't boot after installing on board graphics drivers from intel ForumWont boot after UEFI update ForumGA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD windows wont boot after bios update ForumAfter updating AMD Drivers Windows 7 won't boot ForumWont boot after UEFI update ForumDisk boot failure after avast update ForumPC won't boot after restart. ForumComputer won't boot . Hardware or win7? ForumWindows 7 won't boot after windows update ForumHP dv6000 notebook won't boot after hard disk upgrade Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" Forum[Solved] Activation key for windows 7 ultimate 32 bit ForumYet another "No device drivers found" on Windows 7 installation thread ForumWindows 7 fails to install from bootable USB. Please HELP! More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !