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Please Help Me. Doing a mobo install on a HP laptop :(

Q: Please Help Me. Doing a mobo install on a HP laptop :(

Hello all,

I have a friend who I was trying to help out. What I thought was just an issue of removing spyware turned out to be a defective motherboard.

I have an HP laptop dv9000 series which im hearing are notorious as far as their tricky motherboard removal and apparently psycho case design. I bought the motherboard and pretty much followed along some videos I found online of people who try to help and show you the proper way to remove the motherboard.

I thought it would be a decent learning experience so I bought the motherboard followed along and although it took like 2-3 days working on and off I was able to get it all done.

So now I tried to boot it up today and Windows came up the old hard drive and drivers pretty much seemed to have everything functional I was golden. (and felt I gained +2 motherboard experience points lol)

But then the screen out of nowhere flickered "red lines" came all across and the machine shut off. (-10 motherboard experience points for being happy to early).

Now im wondering what to do..

My first method is to open it back up and check everything again. I feel like its a possibility of over heating? But then im wondering what I could have done wrong to increase the chances of overheating? While writing this I just thought I need to ensure the fan is spinning when it boots..smh...

Anyhow, I need the pros to help me out and give me some direction. Im like the worse when it comes to super hardware issues and so I bet what you guys think is "common" knowledge would probably be something I didn't even know to check so pretty much any suggestions would be appreciated!

I actually have one of those "dumb" questions to ask as well..but what the heck:

When I pulled off the keyboard I noticed that the tape like wire that connects the keyboard to the motherboard was taped down. Is there any special tape I should use to tape that into place? Does regular scotch tape suffice? Also, I didnt put new thermal glue over the processor when I moved it from the old laptop to the new. I know the video suggested it but I wasn't sure if this was the absolute cause ( i was planning on getting some once i knew the laptop was stable but was curious if this is the reason its not stable yet).

And um whoever helps me I really appreciate it like you wouldn't believe how big it would be just to get this laptop fixed.. I really could use the help to get this done! Thanks in advance!

Mike

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Preferred Solution: Please Help Me. Doing a mobo install on a HP laptop :(

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Please Help Me. Doing a mobo install on a HP laptop :(

Thermal paste is a MUST.
Any tape (or none). I use paper masking tape or micropore surgical as they are less gooey than insulating tape. - and the micropore works on bleeding fingers as well.
Also tighten case screws evenly and firmly but not too tight.

Manual??
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...sg=AFQjCNHjJsUFy1XerPMHvGQmiWm1MLz_XQ&cad=rja

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SOLVED: USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Hello all, long time browser first poster...

Anyways, I had to do a fresh install of XP after some nasty spyware/keloggers found their way onto my system.

Everything works fine until after i install the motherboard drivers.
motherboard: EVGA nforce 680i SLI

after the PC reboots I am still able to access the BIOS screen wth the keyboard, and my mouse lights are on. As soon as windows XP (home) loads, the lights on my mouse turn off, and both the keyboard and mouse become unresponsive.

I have tried several things. First, i verified that USB support was enabled in the BIOS. I then tried another fresh install (easy beacuse i partitioned 12g just for the install, so i could just re-format if anything like this ever happened) and installed the current drivers for the mouse and keyboard first (logitech g5 laser mouse and g15 keyboard). Then i installed the mobo drivers..... same results.

I tried the other way around as well, but to no avail. I am completely stumped as to why the darn drivers that came with the mobo won't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Steve

EDIT: the old-school (ps/2, ps/3?) keyboard/mouse ports aren't working either

**LookinArounds link to the fix:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122125.html#post751005 ***
 

A:USB ports not working after mobo driver install (fresh xp install)

Is the reason the keyboard and mouse are not working is because they are USB?

Were the chipset drivers installed from a disk that came with the motherboard, or from downloads...
When you to to Device Drivers withing Hardware in System on the Control panel, do you see yellow or red flags by the long USB set or any other drivers on the list?
We assume your system worked OK until this re-install of Windows?
Are you sure you have the partitions configured properly so that the drives are being installed to the main partition rather than the other partition... and how do you know?
We suspect the problem has to do with those partitions and they way you have set them up.
 

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I am attempting to install the os mentioned on a new mobo. I've installed the mobo in the case w/ all relavant mem, etc.
I believe I have to install the os before going further. I'm going to use an os disk labeled "Intended for distribution with a new PC".
Please advise step by step, how this is done. PLEASE remember, I'm an old ---- man but not dead!
Thanks.
 

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After my computer tipped over and ruined my motherboard, I bought a new one and installed it. I tried to install XP Home on it and it only got to "Windows is starting" screen. Once it hit that screen it freezes. I tried to load it onto another hard drive with the same results. Did a diagnostic check of all 3 hard drives and all 3 passed.
So I went out and bought XP Pro and tried to install that, figuring that the small scratch on the XP Home disk was preventing it from loading. The XP Pro stopped at the same screen also. I removed a hard drive from another computer and tried to load up XP Pro onto that drive. Same result. Why are 2 different O/S's not installing on 4 different hard drives, and all of the installations are stopping at the exact same point in the installation????
 

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Hi,

Its an older motherboard. Older type memory.
Have put in some additional memory,
but it didn't show up.

So i took out one of the existing sticks,
and tried again by replacing the stick i took out.

Then it showed up.

But when i try to use any spare slots for new memory,
it doesn't show up.

I am wondering if this mobo needs some links or jumpers moved,
to tell it that theres extra memory.

How can i find out what this mobo is ?
Have searched for a number, wondering if theres a prog to
return the mobo number ?

There are links near the mem slots.
Dont really want to touch the links without ref to mobo info.

Any help welcomed.

(going to read up about soft sandra)

John
 

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i need the stepps to installing a mobo and how hard it would be to install one
 

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I am running an upgrade, and I have an OEM, so would I have to install the OEM OS and then install the upgrade?

A:when I install a new mobo

Hello dragonfly522, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial at the lunk below; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have a system running windows vista 64-bit with service pack two on it and really want a new mobo. I have a couple mobos in mind but my question is....if i buy a new mobo and put all of my components onto it, do i still have to install a new os onto it or will it boot just fine from the hard drive?
 

A:Re-install OS with new mobo?

Unless the new mobo has the exact same NB and SB with all the same chips it would be very unlikely. Some times Windows can boot up but you would have so many problems with drivers being incompatible and unrecognized that its just easier to do a clean install. Backup everything thats important to you (your whole "User" folder is a goop place to start) and anything else you can think of. FEBE for firefox is brilliant because you save absolutely everything and can restore back to your previous setting in 1 simple step. So simple answer, yes you may be able to boot it up. Detailed answer, no its really not worth all the hassle of cleaning up all your old drivers and installing the new ones, especially if the new mobo has different HDD controller because then it just wont boot.
 

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I decided to try posting this in the Hardware section since I didn't get any replies when I had it in the O/S section.

After my computer tipped over and ruined my motherboard, I bought a new one and installed it. I tried to install XP Home on it and it only got to "Windows is starting" screen. Once it hit that screen it freezes. I tried to load it onto another hard drive with the same results. Did a diagnostic check of all 3 hard drives and all 3 passed.
So I went out and bought XP Pro and tried to install that, figuring that the small scratch on the XP Home disk was preventing it from loading. The XP Pro stopped at the same screen also. I removed a hard drive from another computer and tried to load up XP Pro onto that drive. Same result. Why are 2 different O/S's not installing on 4 different hard drives, and all of the installations are stopping at the exact same point in the installation????
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Athlon FX-60, MSI K8N Neo4/SLI Platinum Edition mobo, (4 GB) OCZ Platinum PC3200 DDR Dual Channel (4 x 1 GB)
(1) WD Raptor is C:/ Drive, (2) Raptors in RAID 0 is Flight Sim Drive , (2) 8800GTX's in SLI mode, (3) Acer Ferrari F-20 LCD monitors using Matrox Triple Head To Go, PC Power and Cooling Turbo Cool 850W power supply,
CPU, GPU's and Harddrive's are watercooled by Danger Den
 

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Ok im getting a new mobo and a new cpu with a new video card. Im still gnona use the same 2 harddrives and the same memory.

Tell me step by step how to install everything when your mobo is screwed in.

For example.

1: put your cpu in, put the heatsink and fan on.
2: put your ram in.
3: put your video card in.
4: attach your harddrives and disk drives.
5: attach case lights to mobo.
6: boot and instal windows?
please tell me the order. thanks.
 

A:How to install CPU and new mobo.

i've had to migrate to a new case and i did everything but install the cpu and heatsink. what you've listed is exactly what i did so it should be ok but it might be easier to plug the case lights before the hard ddrive's etc so that there's not a load of other wires in the way.
otherwise it sounds all good to me
 

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I have tried installing motherboards into compaq cases only to find that th LEDs and switches are standard. I just got a Free HP case and wanted to put my MiniATX mobo in it. Im not sure exactly what sixe the case is, but i think its a midtower. Has anyone dont this before or have a link to who has dont it?
thanks
 

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I am trying to install a Abit AN7 , this is my 2nd build with this mobo, 3rd build overall. Everything fans, cpu fan leds, all go on fine, this board shows post codes on board itself, shows me bios is in booting up process. I get nothing to the monitor, I tried different monitor, (the monitor is plugged straight into the graphics card) , tried a different graphics card, 2 different psu's'different cables, srry, didnt mention this was with only the memory, graphics card, cpu only. Any suggestions ?, i'll take them all,thx.
 

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I just put in a new mobo with an Athlon 64 3200+ processor. I tried to install XP from the recovery disk on a freshly formatted HD. I get the error message - system not supported. This is my first time installing a mobo. The system recognizes the CD drive and the HDD. The HDD is formatted FAT 32. The OEM disk is from a PowerSpec computer. I don't have the model number with me but the computer is about 5 years old. Any ideas?

A:New Mobo XP will not install from OEM disk

Sounds like the OEM Install disc is customized to install only on a PowerSpec BIOS . .

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I am doing some research before installing a new motherboard and processor coming from Tiger Direct and new memory coming from Crucial. I plan, for now, reusing my drives, cards, and case.
I'm looking for suggestions on things to do before installing the new components. For example: Is there anything I need to do in Windows before shutting down and doing the upgrades?

Thanks
John
 

A:[SOLVED] New MoBo install help

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Hey guys, I've just upgraded my 5 year old pc with almost everything new. I got an Asus Maximus VII Ranger & an i7-4790k cpu & other new stuff except my graphics card & ram, 2 x 8gb Hyper X Fury 1600mhz. What I don't understand is reading the manual about the speed of ram I can install.

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

I would like to install higher speed rams like 2400mhz or higher if possible (are there even 3000++ mhz ddr available? Looking at my local shop, 2400mhz ddr3 is the highest) without overclocking but I'm lost at the " (O.C) " bit. Do I need to overclock them to get at that speed or can I just get rams that are made at that speed? Thanks!
 

A:Need info on RAM to install on new mobo

The OC means you will need to OC your motherboard to use RAM rated at that speed. If you are not planning on OCing, just get the 1600/1333 Mhz modules.

BTW the average person would never notice the differences in RAM speeds. Memory is not the bottleneck in computing.
 

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Since I can't get a restart (Start/Shut Down/Restart) thing going on this new MoBo with a hard drive installed from another pC (with programs), and I seem to have glitches in MS Word (Winword errors on all files), I copied files to a CD and will do a full fdisk/format...but

The MoBo is a K7 Triton Series, GA-7VM266 and I have the utility disk that came with it..

How should I run that utility (after fdisk/format and under that DOS prompt, or in Windows98SE after an install of Windows)??????

Problem is that I have to hold the power button in for five seconds to shut down...I want to get it to operate as normal, by clicking either start/shutdown or restart...hope that makes sense?
 

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Been trying for 2 days to get a new build up and running with no success. AMD X4 645 Processor, Win 7 Pro 32-bit and ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Mobo. Have (2) Raid-1 Partitions setup, have the AMD AHCI RAID Drivers on a USB stick.

Installation starts fine, says there's no driver, prompts for my drive location, finds the stick, finds the file, runs for a long time then comes back with an error that says "No new devices could be found."

Any help would be appreciated.

Charlie

A:New install issues with AMD Mobo and Win 7 Pro

Try wiping the HD's first: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Make sure you have the latest BIOS update; if so reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Check SATA controller setting in BIOS.

We see a lot of problems with RAID installs. What is the reason for wanting to run RAID? Try controlller set to AHCI with one HD plugged in if possible.

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Hi all,

I've got a 1TB hard drive with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I've been using it in my dual core machine for a while now, but my CPU was showing signs of age, so I got a new motherboard and a quad core CPU (both CPU's are AMD). Just for kicks, I didn't re-install the OS, but rather I slapped the hard drive back in and fired the system up with the new components (the hard drive has 500GB of stuff on it, mostly installed applications and games, so it would be a real pain to re-install everything). Everything boot like a champ, and after installing the new mobo drivers there were no byte conflicts in the device manager. Everything is great, except for the following:

1) when transferring many GB's of files from my external hard drive to the machine, the entire system slows to a crawl for everything else.

2) when installing a large application or game (such as visual studio or Bioshock2), everything else slows down to a crawl.

Do any of you think this is a result of not re-installing the OS? I've already used SmartDefrag on my drive to do a deep optimize, and I'm running 4GB of 5300 DDR2 (not the fastest, but it works well). I would understand if it's just a slowdown during the application install, but transferring files shouldn't have that big of an effect, since no matter how large the files are it can't surpass a certain transfer rate. Also, task manager shows that CPU usage isn't even at 15% and memory usage is less than half during these slow-downs.

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Quote: Originally Posted by howetechnical


Hi all,

I've got a 1TB hard drive with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I've been using it in my dual core machine for a while now, but my CPU was showing signs of age, so I got a new motherboard and a quad core CPU (both CPU's are AMD). Just for kicks, I didn't re-install the OS, but rather I slapped the hard drive back in and fired the system up with the new components (the hard drive has 500GB of stuff on it, mostly installed applications and games, so it would be a real pain to re-install everything). Everything boot like a champ, and after installing the new mobo drivers there were no byte conflicts in the device manager. Everything is great, except for the following:

1) when transferring many GB's of files from my external hard drive to the machine, the entire system slows to a crawl for everything else.

2) when installing a large application or game (such as visual studio or Bioshock2), everything else slows down to a crawl.

Do any of you think this is a result of not re-installing the OS? I've already used SmartDefrag on my drive to do a deep optimize, and I'm running 4GB of 5300 DDR2 (not the fastest, but it works well). I would understand if it's just a slowdown during the application install, but transferring files shouldn't have that big of an effect, since no matter how large the files are it can't surpass a certain transfer rate. Also, task manager shows that CPU usage isn't even at 15%... Read more

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Hi, im going to be installing a new mobo and processor for my friend.
Ive only built PCs with windows 7 and i know that it automatically installs drivers needed for the hardware.

I was just wondering if it works the same with XP?

If not how would i go about doing it?

A:New mobo + processor xp install help

Hi Pauze, The answer is yes, XP Home and XP Pro both will install the most common drivers associated with your computer. You will however need to install the drivers for your mobo (These should be on a disk that came with the mobo). Those are the only drivers hardware wise that I can think of that you will need to install, but once XP is installed you will find that some of the devices that you plug in (Printer, speakers, ect.) windows XP might not have the drivers for so have the disk that came with those devices or download them from the internet and have them ready. If you would like some help installing your mobo correctly, post at the link below. Our hardware specialists are exellent. Once you have everything ready to install the OS you can if you wish come back to us over here and we will help you with the XP install.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f15/

Good luck
Patmark

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I have just purchased a new mobo for my pc and I need to keep all software and settings that are on my hdd. What is the proper process for doing this?

my new board is a abit ag8-3rd eye and im running xp home sp2
thanks
 

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Hi, im going to be installing a new mobo and processor for my friend.
Ive only built PCs with windows 7 and i know that it automatically installs drivers needed for the hardware.

I was just wondering if it works the same with XP?

If not how would i go about doing it?
 

A:New mobo + processor xp install help

No,the situation with XP is different.

Windows 7 doesn't "automatically" installs drivers.It just uses the ones issued by Microsoft(or something like that.I'm not too sure ).Microsoft seems to have included a lot of them in Win 7.I personally hasn't had to install any drivers at all on all the systems that I installed win7 on(though afterwards I always uses the official ones instead as those work better)Kudos M$ .

Windows XP is different.Despite recalling reading that XP 'includes a ton of drivers from the get go',I personally always had had to install drivers from a source,be it a download from the manufacturers' site or from an included CD.Only computers that I didn't need to are those from the stone age(for example,I didn't need to install anything when I reformatted my first computer,a Pentium 3 with 640MB of SDRAM and a geforce 2 card).

After you install XP,just pop in the drivers CD,if you got one.Otherwise,download it from the web
 

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im going to upgrade my motherboard/cpu/memory from an ageing 650i-sli chipset to something more up-to-date such as an x58 board..what i want to know is do i need to reinstall my OS after the new board is installed?

if not, are there any procedures i need to do before installing the new board such as removing drivers etc..

i have a dual boot os w7/xp on 2 hdd's.
 

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I was running XP Pro SP2 with MS Internet Explorer 7. I just recently upgraded from a P4 architecture to AMD X2 3600+ on a Biostar TF570SLI Mobo. After upgrading HW, I ran the XP Pro install from CD to re-install into the existing XP installation without formatting the drive. After installing the Mobo drivers (yes I downloaded the updated drivers from Biostar), I have had the following frustrations:
- Install of XP then used Mobo drivers that came in the box.
- Sound card worked / Ethernet did not work
- Downloaded updated mobo drivers
- Install required removal of the old drivers / XP hung and would not load past initial splash screen.
- Re-installed XP and used downloaded Mobo drivers for sound and Ethernet
- Ethernet worked, but very slowly / Sound card stopped working

My question - would it be best to do a scratch load of XP? Am I running into conflicts with SP1 and the old SP2 drivers / patches?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:XP PRO Recovery/Install after new MoBo

if your disk is sp1 and the computer is sp2 then you need to slipstream sp2 into the disk and then run the repair with the slipstreamed disk
a clean install is always the recommended option

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Hi!

My Motherboard blew up a last week and I replaced it with a new ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS. I've installed windows 7 64 bit and everything is fine but the sound...

The Realtek audio Manager tells me there is speakers and Mic plugged in the front panel wich is false... and I get no sound on front or rear plugs. It doesn't detects when I plug in the rear ends.

I've tried uninstalling drivers and reinstall the drivers from ASUS and from realtek. Always the same.

Any ideas why it tells me there is something plugged in front panel but there is nothing plugged there and I get no sound? This is weird...

Thanks|!

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Welcome to Seven Forums kylegap. If you disconnect the 10 pin front panel audio connector (lower rear of MB), does the Realtek audio manager still say the front panel ports are in use, or can you now get audio from the rear? A Guy

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hi guys

a couple of weeks ago i removed my heatsink + fan on my cpu and cleaned it because it was almost caked with dust. upon reinstalling it i encountered the question of how much force to use with those damn clips. eventually i summoned enough courage and forced the clip on and it seemed to have worked fine.

i turned on my pc and all was good until i heard a loud crack. i immediately turned it off and looked inside the case to find that my heat sink had fallen off and the noise was caused by it hitting my graphics card. fortunately my graphics card it ok but my problem is... the black rectangular thing that sits on the motherboard that the heat sink clips onto is broken.... the little black nobby bit at the non-clip end of said black rectangular thing must have snapped off...

does anyone know how i can replace this? is there anything i can do apart from buying a new mobo? ive been running my pc on its side with the heatsink lying on the processor and im considerably worried about this however i have no other option at present....

thanks for your time =]
 

A:Cant install heatsink on mobo

Now we need the brand and model of the computer, or the motherboard.
The clips are available... but they are difficult to find.
On Dells, I order the clips from the Philippines, but they are made in the United States. Go Figger.
 

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Hi guys..........I just finished installing a new CPU cooling fan. I had to remove the ASUS pt6 motherboard because I had to put the mounting screws through the back of the mobo. Now with all back together, she won't boot up. The power comes on, and all the fans and lights are on, but that's it. Is it a windows xp introduction to mobo ( again) that I'm dealing with or just what?.......I just finished the whole OS install two days ago, new mobo, cpu and had everthing running great. But then the colling fan came in the mail and I got OC hungry.................Appreciate your help.Kirk
 

A:PC won't boot after mobo removal and re-install

Sounds like a toasted Mobo, were you following Grounding Procedures? The Mobo also might be Shorting to the Case. Make sure there's no Screws and such behind the Mobo are there?
 

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Just wondering this as i thought windows 7 pretty much has everything built in. I have been running 7 since the betas early last year and really have never installed any. However after i reinstalled 7 a couple weeks i have been having major issues, i just got around to reinstalling it again and everything is smooth. Just wondering if i should leave it as be or start installing stuff off the gigabyte site for my board?
thanks

A:Is it still necessary to install chipset/mobo drivers?

How old is the motherboard and the chipset drivers? What kinds of problems were you having with the previous install?

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Hi guys.

I'm going nuts here... Finally decided to upgrade the mobo in the family computer. Hardware all ok, but XP Home won't boot far enough to allow me to install the drivers for the new mobo.

Both old and new boards are MSI- have gone from P4 to a Phenom Quad, but XP continually crashes out with the "we stopped the system to avoid damage to your computer" message.

Tried repairing XP install. 1st half of repair from CD worked ok, but after it rebooted - it crashed again and so never got to finish the repair. Now, every time it boots on the Quad board it crashes, even in safe mode.

So I plugged in the P4 board on the bench, and hooked the hdd to it. It completed the "repair" (mucked up more than it fixed!), and I attempted to remove all the non-standard drivers. However, the repair itself had already defaulted everything to MS drivers rather than the various originals. So I swapped the hdd back into the Quad system to try again, but still it crashed to "avoid damage".

I even tried installing the drivers for the Quad board while the os was running on the P4 board. But the install utility wouldn't allow it as the relevant hardware was not present at that time. Can anyone suggest how to get the new drivers onto the os? so I can boot the system with the new mobo?

(PS. I know the hardware is all ok, as I have been able to boot linux from a Live CD, and from the linux os have been able to read the hdd just fine - as well as make ... Read more

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I purchased an used A7N8X-X mobo. Windows XP will not install. When you start install, it loads all drivers and when it says "loading windows" on the bar, it stops and will not go any further. I have used two different xp disks. I can install windows 98 and works great. But no XP. I am using memory, cpu, and video card from previous board. I have used several different video cards and memory sticks.

A7N8X-X: Bios ver 1010
AMD Athlon 2400+

Any ideas, anyone.
 

A:Win XP will not install on Asus A7N8X-X MOBO

Had same problem when building a computer out of old spares, I changed to a different old motherboard and everything was fine.
 

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I've just bought an ECS 848P-A7 and I'm getting the following errors (along with a lot of beeping) on boot:

BIOS ROM checksum error

Detecting floppy drive A media...
Drive A error. System halt



My only drives are a new Seagate HD and a DVD combo drive. Thanks for any help in advance.
 

A:Cheap Mobo Install Problems

ECS is absolute crap. just take it back and get a board greater in quality (gigabyte, asus, msi are all good). your board is probably busted, and getting another ESC product isn't a wise move.
 

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Ok, it's been 2 years now and I finally bit the upgrade bullet. I will be installing a new mobo, cpu, ram, and of course my current version of win 7 x64.

My only question is, will my spanned volumes survive and be recognized by the new system?

I have 4, 2TB drives. 2 are in the pc, spanned (by win7 device manager) to 4TB drive.
The other 4TB span is in a eSATA raidbox.

I have reinstalled windows before and the span was recognized, all data intact. But now I am wondering since I am upgrading to a new mobo, should I be worried?

Thanks guys.

A:Spanned disks & new mobo install

In principle it should work - as radio Yerevan would say Questions for Radio Yerevan | afoe | A Fistful of Euros | European Opinion

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Posting here as a last resort after chatting with Microsoft for a few days. I purchased an HPE-360z around 2010.  It came with two HDDs - one with a pre-installed windows, and the other with a recovery partition. The orignal motherboard (Aloe) that came with the system has failed after years of faithful use.  I purchased a new one (MSI 760GMA0P34FX) after chatting with a microsoft rep told me that all I would have to do, in my case, is plug in the OS HDD and boot with the new mobo installed.   I'm even using the same ram and CPU (Phenom II x6 1090T) and the bios sees the ram and CPU fine when I check the CPU and Memory screens.  The two HDDs seem fine because, if I plug them into certain ports, the BIOs and boot order list sees them. What the first tech instructed didn't work as no matter how I plug this guys in I'm presented with error akin to "insert propper boot device" or "no partition table" or "no boot device found". After getting back in touch with microsoft and relaying my case number and situation - I was told by another tech that all I would have to do, in my partciular case, is contact HP with my system serial number in hand and that I would be able to get a recovery disc or something like that so I could re-install windows.  I even told them how long ago I had bought the system.  She even told me she would send me a re-connect link once I got what I needed from HP - that email has not arived. Well... I ca... Read more

A:Windows 7 OEM re-install after mobo failure.

I also have the OEM key if that means anything - forgot to add that haha!

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Hi,

I'm running on Windows XP and I'm unable to install my mobo drivers. It's an Asus A8N-E. When I try to install them directly from the CD, it shows the installation completing, and then a window pops up displaying only "1155:". I tried downloading the latest drivers from both the nVidia website and the Asus website, and neither work. When they are installed, Windows will attempt to load, and then blue screen and restart. When I go into Safe Mode and look at the device manager, it shows a yellow mark on the Network Bus Enumerator.
 

A:Unable to install mobo drivers

Can you get into XP ? If not use Safe Mode, either way do :-
My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab, in the Startup and Recovery section press the Settings button, in the System Failure section untick Automatically restart, Ok, Apply, Ok

Now cause the BSOD and it should stay on-screen, note the details and include in your next post please.
 

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I am getting the asus m5a97 le r2 next week. I plan to place my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit ssd on the new mobo and after updates of bios and stuff I clean install windows 8 64 bit pro on the ssd in new mobo.

what licensing issues will I face as the new mobo makes it a new pc with the ssd that has has a cloned version of my hdd win 7?
I want to do a clean install to fix a disk boot error I get every nw and then.

the mobo has 6gbps connection and new uefi bios system and I am just future proofing for the next 4 to 6 years. I am not a gamer. just want a fast responsive system for editing photos and videos for my family and to write as many screenplays as possible. when I get the chance lol.

much appreciated in anticipation of your help boys and girls.

A:Can i clean install win8 pro on my w7 ssd on new mobo

Welcome to EightForums.

The asus m5a97 le r2 has a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
Your old Windows 7 install will not boot on the MOBO.

You need to do a clean install,
As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows

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Ok so I recently built my first ever PC and everything seems to be working fine except one thing. Every time I try to boot my PC it goes to a page that says Driver Disk Preparer v1.08. Then it says "Generate Serial ATA Driver diskette? [Y/N]. I press Y and it then says "No supported drive found: Floppy 1.44MB and USB drive!" then it prompts me to reboot the system. I do that and the same thing comes up. I then press N where before I pressed Y and it just prompts me to reboot again! My motherboard is an ASRock FM2A88 Extreme 4+. I don't have windows installed on my HDD yet but I can't get past this page to do so! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: I can't install my mobo drivers!

I checked the manual for your mb and there should be a setting in the bios/uefi to disable this. The manual is not very clear however check under TOOL>easy driver install.
 

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Hi everyone this is my first post on this Forum. I recently upgraded my HDD, Motherboard and RAM. My computer is a custom build and 4 days ago after upgrading i installed Win7 Ultimate 32bit + drivers and softwares. Everything went perfectly fine during installation and also i copied the data from my backup HDD without any problems. My problem started on 2nd day when i was using Mozilla FF 3.6.13 and it crashed suddenly. I tried to open it again and it crashed several times in a row but after restarting PC it started to work again. So at night before going bed i decided to update windows. I downloaded and installed all Important updates successfully (only recommended not optional updates) for windows 7 and slept. Next day i turned on my PC and start using my PC and i had so many crashes on IE and at the same time Mozilla FF started to crash again too. I remember when i opened ASUS Probe II (Bundled with Motherboard) it gave me errors and was not opening so i tried to restart Windows and when it was going to log-off the ASUS Probe error pop-ups were stuck in an endless loop so i had to force reset my PC with button. After restarting PC IE and FF were both crashing every now and then but somehow i manged to download IE9 beta from microsoft and installed it successfully (IE9 also installed some hotfixes) than IE9, FireFox and ASUS Probe II started to work normally without crashing so i thought the problem is gone until today when i was going to sync songs to my iPhone through iT... Read more

A:BSOD after fresh install + on new MoBo/HDD/RAM

OMG! I did MemTest 86 and i got this on first test at 26% what is it? is that Motherboard slot or RAM???

http://img9.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01...1_122_88lo.JPG

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Hi,
I have Vista Ultimate running on a Gigabyte 1200mhz Athlon and I got a new motherboard and cpu Athlon x 2 and I was wondering when I install the new motherboard and hook up my harddrive with vista and all my hardware will Vista work on the new motherboard and install what it needs to function correctly? or will I have to re-install vista. Will I have to call Microsoft to get a new Number? And if Vista works on the new mobo will it be stable? meaning will it work like it did before?

I just installed Vista on my HD a couple of weeks ago , I just want to know what I have to do to get up and running with no adverse affects on Vista and my overall computer health. If I have to re-install vista fine , if not even better(considering , if it only performs correctly)



Thanks

A:[SOLVED] New mobo re-install Vista

You may have to install drivers from the motherboard CD. Follow the instructions that came with the motherboard. Vista should still run but you will need to re-active it as it will see it as another machine.

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I have a question for you all. I did a fresh install of Win 10 Pro 64 bit on a SSD drive. The motherboard is a new ASUS Z170-E with UEFI. I created a Fat32 thumb drive, made it UEFI bootable using Rufus, and installed a ISO created with ISODisk. I booted the PC with the thumb drive inserted. I entered BIOS and selected the thumb drive to boot from. It showed it was UEFI. I started the install and then ran through the procedure using Diskpart to clean the drive and format it to GPT. Then had windows create the 4 partitions. Then ran the install. Worked fine.

My question is this. When I right click on the SSD, choose properties, the file system is listed as NTFS. Is this correct?

A:Fresh Install Win 10 - UEFI Mobo

Yes

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Hi guys.
Just received a new mobo, and somewhere I read that you need to do a fresh win7 install when swapping.
Is this so?
Thanks for any advice you can provide,
J

A:New mobo. Fresh win7 install?

ASUS M5A97 EVO

You need to do a clean install,
As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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My brother's computer wasn't finding any boot devices. After looking into it, I was sure it was the HDD just being dead...
So, I bought a new Laptop HDD and replaced it in the same SATA port. I went to install windows (which wasn't working at all before, just booting to black) and it found the drive with the correct sizing! Yay!

However, it says windows can't be install because the BIOS can't boot from that drive (not word for word) I went to the BIOS settings and the drive isn't being detected there?

I can still hit next on the windows install, and it loads forever (30+ mins) without moving. After restarting the computer I can see that windows created partitions, but wasn't changing the screen at all during that time.

What should I try? I need this to work when he leaves for finals week tomorrow. Advice? Thanks!
 

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Ok, a little background: I purchased an HP Pavilion P6214Y Desktop about two years ago. System ran well, perhaps a little hot from time to time, until one morning (shortly after the warranty period, of course) it froze and and started returning "No bootable media found" errors on startup. I narrowed down the problem to having something to do with the SATA connection on the motherboard, for which the solution would to be to attempt to find a replacement MOBO from a third party distributor, or have HP repair it for a small fortune.

So my next idea is to purchase a replacement MOBO and processor (and memory to match). Theoretically, I have a functional HD, powersupply and case. While not trying to be cheap, I would like to be as cost effiecent as possible. After doing some research, I've found that (likely) it would not be as simple as hooking my existing equipment into a new MOBO/processor, or the second choice, dropping my old HD with win7 into a new barebones-type kit.

Since I cannot prep my installation for the move, will a complete reinstall be necessary? Also, I'm planning to change from AMD processor/MOBO to Intel, would that cause further issues? I have access to other Windows 7 machines through work, but none with the same hardware setup as my personal machine, would I still be able to create/use recovery media from those units to repair or reinstall Win7 on the new, hybrid machine? Or am I just better off biting the bullet and purchasin... Read more

A:Moving HD/Win 7 Install after MOBO failure, possible?

Since you don't have the old mobo to run SysPrep on the HD to remove all drivers, HID and SID to prepare it to start on new hardware, your only sure option is to boot Paragon Adaptive REstore CD on the new hardware and point it at Win7.

That said, it might start on the new hardware but you cannot be assured of this by any means unless using one of those two methods.

A clean reinstall is always a great start. Adapt these steps to get a perfect install, based on thousands of them done here: Reinstalling Windows 7

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New MOBO, only have an OEM recovery disk. Computer will not boot/install from recovery CD. Any way to get this to work?

A:help on new MOBO install only have a recovery disk

Is it the same mobo/CPU as in your other thread? http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...sk-240566.html

If so, you have already received an answer/explanation.

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Ok i upgraded my cpu/mobo from intel to AMD. When i tried booting up it gave me a blue screen saying that its going to shut down to prevent damage to my computer and yada yada yada then at the bottom gave me a STOP error. I figure it was problems with drivers from mobo to mobo. so i tried to format the partition of the hdd using my XP cd and during installation of windows that same error comes back up. Is the hdd bad? Am i doing something wrong? Should i fdisk the hdd and format? i figured just fdisking it using a win 98 boot disk would fix it. Maybe the mbr is screwed up? what gives here? any suggestions? Please help me out.
 

A:Upgrading cpu/mobo and cant install windows

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hello ..
i have a new machine i have assembled today .
everything is connected properly and its not working ..LOL
so here we go .
i start the computer main screen detects everything in the computer , next screen dmi pool........
booting from cd-rom
then this error "DISC BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISC & PRESS ENTER"
Well the system disc is in the dvd drive but its not finding it ( i guess )
then it just sits there at that error screen awaiting a key strok to shut down or restart .. as i said this machine has been assembled today . everything is brand spanking NEW ..
cannot install the motherboard cd( drivers ect..)
cheers for the help

asus a7n8x-x mobo NEC dvd DL 16x
 

A:Solved: help . new machine trying to install mobo cd !

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I've got a new computer I've put together, with a Chaintech CT-7NJL6 mobo, the hard drive is SATA, and hooked into its own connection. The floppy drive is also hooked into its own drive, as well as the CD/RW drive. (everybody has their own connection with no slaves) After setting up all the BIOS stuff (which has been double checked) I go to driver set-up. However, when I put the CD in and hit enter, I keep getting "PXE-E61 Media test failure check cable" I'm not sure what cable its talking about, everything's been checked, the CD/RW drive seems to be working (I've checked all the previous posts on this subject) nothing happens. The Chaintech users guide leaves a lot to be desired, and I'm not getting any feedback from Chaintech on this matter.
 

A:Computer won't install mobo driver CD

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its an hp, thats my first problem
but my main problem is, the laptop wont run off AC
theres a little light by the ac adaptor port that lights up when the charger is plugged in, win 7 also says "plugged in" and i believe even says charging when its plugged in (so it IS detecting the cord being plugged in) but it will not run off of the ac adaptor. i even tried starting the computer with JUST the AC adaptor (rather than pullin the battery while the machine is running)

when i plug the machine in i also noticed the lightening bolt (battery?) light just blinks..
the light does howeever stay solid once the machine is turned on.
the machine will not charge period (machine on or off)
will not run off the ac adaptor
will only detect that the ac adaptor is plugged in, and thats all. any suggestions anyone? i cant think of anything but needing a new motherboard. thank u very much.
ive tried a different battery and ac adaptor.

becuse its not the hd
not the memory
not the ac adaptor
not the battery
and i was thinking maybe its the ac aadptor jack in the pc? but the laptop recognizes the cord, and light sup the indicator light when i plug the ac adaptor in.

if its of any help, i think the charger may have went bad at the same time? maybe shorted something out? im not sure though i could be wrong.
 

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