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Old 04-15-2006, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default New motherboard, old HDD

I am upgrading my computer from a pentium 4 (plus some motherboard) to an Athlon 64 3000+ and Asus A8v-Deluxe mobo. My master hard drive has a version of windows installed on the C:\ Drive and I have some data on a partition Z:\. I also have another physical drive, F:\, with some data and no windows. My new motherboard recognises the existance of both drives.

Whenever i try to start up the computer, it takes me as far as the screen where I can choose whether to start windows normally or use safemode. In both cases, whatever I choose, the computer pops up a Blue Screen of Death for a moment, then restarts. When I request for it not to restart upon finding an error, the blue screen tells me "Stop 0x0000007b" and that i should check for viruses on my drive.

On other forums, i have seen reports of similar problems, using a new mobo to boot up an existing version of Windows from the old HDD. Of the queries i have read, everyone resorted to formatting their drive. Is there any other way to get my motherboard to run my old version of windows without deleting everything? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: New motherboard, old HDD

why dont you just backup the data and format. or i fyou have 2 hdds, put the data on one and re install windows on another, and then just leave them both on your new mobo
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Default Re: New motherboard, old HDD

well u changed the cpu and the mobo, usually after doing that u need to reinstall windows.
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Default Re: New motherboard, old HDD

yeah, assuming you are using XP, it doesn't let you put that drive on a system with a different mobo and cpu, you'll have to reformat.
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why not just repair installation?
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