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New Motherboard install help.

Postby petepav@yahoo.com » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi,
I just installed a new Gigabyte Motherboard. The system boots-up, but will not run windows (Vista 64) in any mode. The board came with a utility called Xpress recovery2, but when I try to back-up it says there is not enough room on the HDD. Its (C:drive) an SSD 64gig so its almost full. Although I have no data on this drive, my operating programs are a complicated pain in the butt, (to reinstall)

How can I get this running without having to re-install Vista and all my programs ?

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Re: New Motherboard install help.

Postby Major_A » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:34 pm

Did you buy a new board, plug in your old drive with Windows/apps already on it? Or did you buy the board, format the drive then reinstall Windows? Those scenarios make a world of difference. The only time I've been able to take a drive that already had Windows on it and move it, with minimal issue was going from the SAME EXACT chipset as before. Example: Move from an ASUS board with the X58 chipset to a Gigabyte board with the X58 chipset.

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Re: New Motherboard install help.

Postby petepav@yahoo.com » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:42 am

Thanks Major.

The motherboard died, and is no longer in production. The new motherboard uses a different chipset, so from what I'm reading I'm stuck with a complete Vista re-install. Live and learn.

Thanks for the reply.

Pete

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Re: New Motherboard install help.

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:16 am

you'll want to do a clean install on any new chipset no matter what, so no worries! You'll have a fresh and clean install anyway now!
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Re: New Motherboard install help.

Postby petepav@yahoo.com » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:48 am

Thanks,
It wasnt so bad.

Pete


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